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.
Ye Myo Hein, author of a recent report on Myanmar’s armed rebellion, said the resistance needs a stronger chain of command and more weapons.
Junta Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is believed to want a new USDP chair to help smooth his path to the presidency.
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.
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.
Khun Be Du, KNDF leader and an NUG deputy minister, talks to The Irrawaddy about the success of the resistance movement in Kayah State and the prospects for a federal democratic un
Several armed groups that are currently fighting the regime snubbed Min Aung Hlaing’s earlier invite to talks.
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.
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.
The United Wa State Party has full control over its territory on the Chinese border but gaining full statehood might be challenging.
The 77-year-old is enjoying his retirement in the capital Naypyitaw, apparently unconcerned that the coup leader is brutalizing the Myanmar people.
Myanmar’s parallel National Unity Government said the military regime has no mandate to negotiate or govern the country.
The United Wa State Army is thought to be one of a number of ethnic armed organizations secretly supplying the resistance with weapons.
The shadow govt and three ethnic groups said the junta must not be allowed to ‘weaponize’ humanitarian aid and urged ASEAN to work with the ICRC and neighboring nations.
Acting President of the National Unity Government Duwa Lashi La speaks to The Irrawaddy about what the people’s government has achieved since it was formed.