The current regime leader is going even further than his predecessors in trying to bury the country’s most popular party; he will be even less successful.
A few short years ago, the global elite who now so loudly condemn the coup were rewarding the ‘reformist’ generals with an obscene boom in Yangon’s property market.
Few military officers have shown as much greed as Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, and there is little doubt he is clinging to power to protect his economic interests.
Each day in Yangon and beyond, the regime’s increasingly besieged troops and police appear less like swaggering bullies and more like fearful targets.
In recent days, the nation’s elected leaders were brought before a court, and a tireless worker for democracy was murdered, simply because they chose to do what is right.
ASEAN, BIMSTEC meet and talk but fail to find any unanimity that would lead to an end to Myanmar’s nightmare.
He shattered the country and forever disgraced the military to get his hands on the reins of political power, but how long can Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing hold on to them?
‘Reconciliation’ with the military is no longer a valid political objective in Myanmar.
A choice awaits the bloc at its summit in Jakarta; support the Myanmar people’s struggle against the regime or share responsibility for its crimes against humanity.
To those who counsel patience and incremental measures, Myanmar’s people have a simple question: How many massacres are needed before urgent action is warranted?
Appearance by Russian official at Armed Forces Day event raises eyebrows and stirs dismay; arms sales are part of the agenda.
As peaceful protest hardens into resistance—albeit with makeshift weapons—and ethnic armies side with the people, all-out war appears increasingly unavoidable.
With the world recoiling from its brutality, Myanmar’s junta needs a friend it can rely on—and Moscow is only too happy to oblige. Beijing will surely be taking note.
‘White monkeys’ and ‘white messiahs’ fail to see that Myanmar’s future is in the hands of its own people, not armchair diplomats.
Thai Foreign Ministry believes it sees a glimmer of hope for a peaceful solution.