Slam-poetry-like "Thangyat" has been used for centuries in Myanmar to poke fun at politics and society and vent against injustices small and large.
The measures come as Washington increasingly punishes the military both for the February 2021 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi and violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority.
The bloc's chairmanship Cambodia says little progress has been made among member states on reaching a consensus to invite Myanmar's Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin to the upcoming meeting.
A UN official has said he will release a report that identifies weapons that continue to flow into the arsenal of Myanmar’s junta and where they are coming from.
Opponents of the military rule have marked the one-year anniversary of the army’s seizure of power with a nationwide strike to show their strength and solidarity amid international concerns.
Arrests followed official warnings that anyone taking part in silent strikes would be liable to prosecution on at least four counts, including under the Counterterrorism Law.
The United Nations estimates almost 90,000 people have fled after intense fighting in Loikaw town in eastern Myanmar's Kayah state last week.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn warns that the outlook is dire in the country as the political and security crisis deepens.
"Credible reports say at least 35 people, including at least one child, were forced from their vehicles, killed and burned," says UN's humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths while demanding a transparent probe into eastern Kayah state massacre.
Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, has said it will ban all Myanmar-military controlled businesses from having a presence on its platforms over ongoing violence and human rights abuses.
Defence lawyers argued that Suu Kyi could not be held responsible for statements on her party’s Facebook page, because she was already in detention.
The killing of at least 65 protesters in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon earlier this year was "planned" and premeditated, says Human Rights Watch.
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