LIVE: Myanmar’s Beauty Queen Asks For International Help | Top News

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • How Oil Companies Can Help Cut Demand | Net Zero
  • Myanmar Anti-Coup Protesters Gather Outside Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium
  • SONA: Protesters March Ahead of Duterte’s Address in the Philippines
  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “LIVE: Myanmar’s Beauty Queen Asks For International Help | Top News” – below is their description.

    (Apr. 7) Han Lay, a beauty pageant contestant from Myanmar, made international headlines when she spoke out against the country’s military at the Miss Grand International event in Thailand.

    As she strode forward confidently there was no hint of what was to come when Yangon University student Han Lay first appeared on the stage in Bangkok.

    While fighting back tears, she pleaded for international help to establish democracy back in Myanmar.

    ”If the situation is happening somewhere, people around the world try to find a solution and help them,” she said.

    The beauty contest came at the end of a day in Myanmar in which at least 114 people were killed, according to the online news service Myanmar Now. It followed the army’s February 1 coup that ousted from power the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

    The reported fatalities included several children under 16 years old.

    The death toll in Myanmar has been steadily rising as the ruling junta grows more forceful with their suppression of opposition to the military’s takeover.

    Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021.

    5 Recent Items: Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Myanmar Anti-Coup Protesters Gather Outside Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium
  • Sean Turnell to face Myanmar court over allegations of violating official secrets act | The World
  • Pope joins Myanmar bishops’ appeal for humanitarian corridors
  • UN General Assembly calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar
  • Is Myanmar getting away with killing dissidents? | The Stream
  • In This Story: Myanmar

    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

    2 Recent Items: Myanmar

  • Myanmar struggles to contain coranavirus amid post-coup chaos • FRANCE 24 English
  • Myanmar Anti-Coup Protesters Gather Outside Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium
  • In This Story: Thailand

    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin.

    2 Recent Items: Thailand

  • Southeast Asia Covid-19 cases hit new highs • FRANCE 24 English
  • Desperate Myanmar migrant workers struggle to survive in Thailand
  • Leave a Comment