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.
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.
Celebrations take place nationwide and around the world as Myanmar people honor their detained leader.
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.
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.
The junta is losing territory at home and finds itself increasingly isolated internationally, Derek Chollet tells The Irrawaddy.
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.
Promises of a junta-organized general election next year are fooling no one, argues a political observer.
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 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