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The 75th Diamond Jubilee Independence Day
Statement

The 75th Diamond Jubilee Independence DayStatement Wednesday, 4 January 2023CRPH/NUG Support Group (Australia) Today, the 4th of January 2023, is the 75th Anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day. Myanmar got independence from the British on the 4th of January 1948 after fighting against the colonial system decades ago. The achieving independence proves that the people, citizens, …

The 75th Diamond Jubilee Independence Day
Statement
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CRPH/NUG Support Group (Australia) statement on ASEAN leaders’ review and decisions of ASEAN’S 5 Point Consensus for Myanmar

CRPH/NUG Support Group (Australia) statement on ASEAN leaders’ review and decisions of ASEAN’S 5 Point Consensus for Myanmar Tuesday, 22 November 2022CRPH/NUG Support Group (Australia) The CRPH/NUG Support Group Australia welcomes the release of Professor Sean Turnell and that he is safely home in Australia. However, Myanmar has a history of releasing prisoners at politically …

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[Independent Australia] Future Fund’s Adani investment supports Myanmar coup

Nearly 18 months after the coup in Myanmar, Professor David Kinley asks why Australia’s Future Fund is still investing in Adani Ports whose contracts with the Myanmar military are worth $290 million. At $3.2 million, the Future Fund’s equity holding in Adani Ports is relatively small. The concern lies not so much in the dollar …

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[ABC Radio/ Australia] Myanmar — what are the limits of political violence?

On 1 February Myanmar’s military seized control of the government. The junta’s initial power-grab met with wave upon wave of popular resistance, ranging from noisy urban protests and pro-democracy demonstrations to civil disobedience and other forms of organised non-participation. The dire situation in Myanmar has raised questions, for some, about the inadequacy of Australia’s response, …

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[ABC News/ Australia] Sean Turnell’s wife ‘worrying sick’, begs for his release from Myanmar jail where COVID-19 Delta is spreading

The wife of jailed Australian economist Sean Turnell has begged the Myanmar military junta to release him, saying he is unvaccinated and at “grave risk” as the Delta strain rips through the prison where he is being held. A spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said they were “making every effort …

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[Nikkei Asia/ Japan] Tesla signs nickel deal with BHP to secure non-Chinese supply

Tesla has agreed to buy nickel for its batteries from BHP, the world’s largest miner, as it looks to lock up supplies of the metal not controlled by China. The electric carmaker will buy nickel from BHP’s Nickel West plant in Western Australia, which is among the lowest-carbon producers of the battery metal, according to …

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