Rather than taking responsibility for not acting early, the coup leader has blamed the new variants for the high infection and death tolls.
Despite the wishful thinking of the past decade, the Tatmadaw leadership have never accepted basic democratic norms like elections, and they never will.
For Min Aung Hlaing, throwing political enemies like U Nyan Win into COVID-infested jails is just another method of exterminating them.
Through its incompetence, Myanmar’s dictatorial junta has exacerbated the country’s third wave of COVID-19.
Because it came at a time of such hope, the most recent coup feels harder to bear psychologically than its predecessors. But history shows that the people will prevail.
Detained yet again by the generals who despise her, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s only ‘mistake’ has been to honor her commitment to the people who chose her as their leader.
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.