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Myanmar students, Olympic hopeful welcome Australia’s move to extend their visas after brutal coup at home – ABC News

Myanmar students living in Australia welcome a move to extend their visas so they can remain here lawfully after a brutal coup by the military in their homeland….



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Law student Ashley Paing says there is “no value of law” in her country, where Myanmar’s military has taken power in a coup that has left hundreds dead.
Key points:

  • Students from Myanmar are relieved they can stay in Australia 
  • The military seized power in a bloody coup, leaving hundreds dead 
  • A swimmer based in Melbourne has given up on the Tokyo Olympics to protest against the regime

The country’s brutal history at the hands of the military, known as the Tatmadaw, was one of the reasons she wanted…

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