Human Rights Watch has apologized for the letter, which addressed regime chief Min Aung Hlaing as “prime minister”.
15 The News For 15 August 2022
Since the coup, an already sinister list has become much darker, with junta chief Min Aung Hlaing outdoing even his evil predecessors.
The regime claims the groups are being formed at the request of local people for their own protection, but many listed as members had no knowledge of their inclusion.
Through brutality and ineptitude, the junta leader has turned the Tatmadaw into a personal army that is reviled by the people.
The ‘great game’ in Myanmar has become more complex, with Russia behind the junta, the West backing the NUG and Beijing playing all sides, amid a worsening China-US rift.
The same military that killed student activist Ma Win Maw Oo in 1988 hanged her contemporary, Ko Jimmy, in July. Today’s anti-junta resistance has inherited their spirit.
Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing continues to insist that his regime is just an interim government authorized under the military-drafted 2008 constitution.
The military regime’s arrogance and violence ensure peace in Myanmar remains a long way off.
How many brave souls must follow Ko Jimmy, Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw, Ko Hla Myo Aung and Ko Aung Thura Zaw to the gallows before Myanmar is rid of the traitor Min Aung Hlaing?
While the UN and ASEAN do nothing, the Myanmar people are trapped in an ever-increasing cycle of violence.
After the executions of four activists, no one can doubt the regime’s willingness to kill the remaining detainees on death row soon; we must act now to save them.
Myanmar people are increasingly criticizing the ineffectiveness of the World Health Organization and other United Nations agencies.
Enjoying impunity at home and indifference from abroad, Min Aung Hlaing is living up to his boast that there is ‘nothing’ he ‘dare not do’.
A political dissident and a rebel army officer were both executed by the then junta in the 1970s.
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