The junta has sentenced dozens of anti-coup activists to death as part of its crackdown on dissent after seizing power last year, but Myanmar has not carried out an execution for decades.
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.
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said the world's response has so far been ineffective and delayed, calling on governments and businesses to urgently act to "commensurate to the magnitude of the crisis".
The United Nations estimates almost 90,000 people have fled after intense fighting in Loikaw town in eastern Myanmar's Kayah state last week.
Min Aung Hlaing has said that he will facilitate the ASEAN special envoy's visit to Myanmar as well as meetings with the all parties concerned, including ethnic groups.
The violent photos circulated online show the remains of bodies on burnt-out truckbeds near Mo So village of Hpruso town in eastern Myanmar.
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.
Countries and international bodies have condemned Myanmar's conviction of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions.
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.
A court in Myanmar delays its verdict in the trial of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow testimony from an additional witness, a senior member of her political party.
Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry has vowed to challenge ASEAN’s unprecedented move to downgrade its participation in the three-day summit, which is being held by video due to coronavirus concerns.
Anti-junta protesters in Myanmar have come out in numbers to stand up against the army and have destroyed around a dozen military-owned communications towers.
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