By banishing the State Counselor to a secret location and rejecting ASEAN’s envoy, Min Aung Hlaing is making his despised predecessors look like masters of statecraft.
Editorial and Opinion
If junta chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing is welcomed at ASEAN’s summit in Brunei this month, the regional bloc will be declaring itself morally bankrupt once and for all.
As the economy fails, the coup maker’s plan to turn the capital, Naypyitaw, into a shiny global hub shows the extent to which his regime has lost touch with reality.
With the junta facing nationwide uprisings and unable to control the country, the struggle for the future of Myanmar will be long and protracted.
Calls are mounting for the international community and neighboring countries to step in to secure humanitarian access to Myanmar to deal with its COVID-19 upsurge.
As crematoriums overflow, many now believe the regime is simply killing the people without bullets.
China and Myanmar’s other neighbors are banking on another extended period of military rule under the junta. History will remember their failure to stand with the people.
The damage to China’s standing among Myanmar’s people grows more serious with each day that Beijing supports the illegitimate military regime.
The junta can’t deliver the stability China needs on its southern border, and any hopes that ASEAN can have a positive influence are misguided.
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