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.
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?
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’.
Prak Sokhonn has proved to be a good listener to the regime while remaining deaf to popular sentiment and utterly failing to grasp the reality on the ground in Myanmar.
The US and the rest of the international community call the Myanmar regime ‘a bunch of thugs’ but they have failed to take meaningful action to punish the thugs.
By moving her to prison, the generals believe they have finally gotten rid of the 77-year-old forever.
Images and video from Sagaing offer proof that atrocities are being committed against civilians by the Tatmadaw—and that these armed thugs aren’t worthy of the name.
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.
The answer is simple: Min Aung Hlaing is afraid.
Regime boss Min Aung Hlaing is also unrivaled in his brutality and cruelty, which exceed those of even his notorious predecessors Ne Win and Than Shwe.
Ne Win’s 1962 coup was the root of the evils that plague Myanmar today. Min Aung Hlaing chose to perpetuate those evils—a choice that will, in time, be his downfall.
Both the junta and the Kremlin have underestimated the people they seek to subdue; these avowed friends must not be allowed to succeed and vindicate each other’s actions.
The disastrous events triggered by the coup have convinced Myanmar’s people there can be no place for the current military institution in their country’s future.
The armed resistance to the junta shows the Myanmar people have taken their destiny into their own hands.
The resistance has popular and international support, and the military is crumbling from within, US scholar Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd tells The Irrawaddy in an interview.