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.
Janes’ Anthony Davis says Myanmar’s highly motivated PDFs have taken their resistance against an arrogant and ineffective Myanmar military into a crucial second phase.
SBDF chief Bo Thanmani, son of a Rakhine communist rebel, was killed in a clash in Shwebo while using his group’s only assault rifle to cover his fighters, members say.
If the international community places concerted pressure on the junta and isolates it completely, the military will be forced to make concessions.
Pro-democracy activists Ko Jimmy and Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw face the death sentence. The Irrawaddy joins the nation in demanding that they be allowed to live.
Both the NLD and the US State Department say there is no chance that any poll held by the regime will be free and fair.
Lawmaker Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw’s wife said: “I would like to urge the international community not to stand by and watch this happen.”
Political commentator Naing Khit explains why the junta wants to execute leading activists Jimmy and Phyo Zeya Thaw, and what to expect if the executions proceed.
Over a year after the coup and Beijing scents the opportunity to increase its economic presence and influence in the country.
Also this week, the regime said civil servants would once again have to undergo military training, and revived its fantasy of launching an electric rail system.
The 77-year-old is enjoying his retirement in the capital Naypyitaw, apparently unconcerned that the coup leader is brutalizing the Myanmar people.
Min Aung Hlaing’s acquisition of the exclusive Yangon residence at 14 Inya Road reveals his greed and corruption.
Regime opponents say the two homemade rockets were planted by the junta.
The regime’s plan to hold a poll is just a ruse to extend its time in power for as long as possible.
The decision comes as the country is struggling with daily power blackouts and days after the regime replaced its electricity and energy minister.