Ethnic armed groups increasingly skeptical about the idea of a federal state and their lack of unity threatens resistance to the military regime.
The much-vaunted size of the junta’s forces may not prove to be decisive in the conflict the country faces.
Unlike the military’s caretaker government of 1958-60, the present regime’s corrupt and violent administration faces unprecedented resistance from the people.
If the nature of the conflict can be maintained as a national uprising, the military balance favors revolution by sheer force of numbers and willpower.
The arrest and killing of poet Khet Thi continues a long heritage of frontline solidarity with the people on the part of those who create their art with words.
In the absence of meaningful international action against the military junta, Myanmar’s Ethnic Armed Organizations have a new role to play.
The Kachin State People’s Party says it will attend Friday’s meeting with the military-appointed Union Election Commission but other political parties are snubbing the event.
The coup has been a disaster, but new bonds being formed could present an opportunity for ethnic reconciliation.
Merged ethnic parties may be the wild card in Shan as the election nears, but the NLD continues to dominate with urban voters.
Candidates from merged ethnic Kachin parties believe the Kachin State People’s Party puts them in a stronger position against the NLD and USDP than in previous elections.
The 32 conversations in ‘Burma’s Voices of Freedom’ by Alan Clements reflect the moral and spiritual greatness of those fighting totalitarianism in Myanmar.