WASHINGTON, March 5: Myanmar’s military rulers attempted to move about $1 billion held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York days after seizing power on Feb. 1, prompting U.S. officials to put a freeze on the funds, according to three people familiar with the matter, including one U.S. government official.

UNITED NATIONS, March 2- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Monday she hopes to use Washington’s presidency of the United Nations Security Council in March to push for more “intense discussions” on Myanmar.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has deplored the seizure of Myanmar’s elected ruling regime and declaration of a state of emergency for the period of one year by Myanmar’s Junta.