Also this week, Moscow’s aid was sought on the electricity crisis, and the coup boss continued his personal vendetta against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, moving her to a prison.
The UN's Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar said imposing a death sentence without a fair trial may constitute a crime against humanity or war crime.
Self-serving accounts by insiders are short on accuracy but offer some insight into the military’s blinkered view of its role in politics and national security.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned that going ahead with the executions of prominent activists would ‘violate the right to life’.
The junta is losing territory at home and finds itself increasingly isolated internationally, Derek Chollet tells The Irrawaddy.
World events have brought to Southeast Asia a new era of confrontation and conflict, this time led by—but not limited to—US-China geostrategic rivalry and competition.
Defying international calls for death sentences against Ko Jimmy, Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw and two others to be dropped, the junta vowed to proceed with their executions.
Ex-UN officials, ousted MPs and EAOs have joined global condemnation of the regime’s announcement that it will carry out death sentences imposed on its political enemies.
Foreign govts and organizations have joined local groups in condemning the junta’s announcement that it will proceed with the executions of four anti-regime activists.
The United Wa State Party has full control over its territory on the Chinese border but gaining full statehood might be challenging.
The junta spokesman said “there is no other step” as the court rejected the death sentence appeals by former NLD lawmaker Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw and prominent democracy activist Ko
The NUG controls an increasing amount of territory, especially in Sagaing and Magwe regions.
The junta’s Minister for International Cooperation has spent much of his career defending past and present military regimes and pumping out propaganda for dictators.
One year after the bloc’s failed Five-Point Consensus was agreed, western countries were also criticized for a lack of action and standing behind ASEAN’s hollow words.
Global aid donors such as the United Nations and the European Union appear to believe that it is business as usual in a Myanmar under military rule.