Min Aung Hlaing’s regime is enabled by a handpicked crew of opportunists comprising failed politicians, self-serving advisers and monks corrupted by proximity to power.
23 The News For 23 January 2022
On this day a year ago, USDP vice chair U Khin Yi organized the first of a series of protests targeting the Union Election Commission for announcing the NLD’s poll win.
The regime claims the spread is under control and the cases of the latest COVID-19 variant have almost all come from abroad and it is not spreading domestically.
On This Day
The Irrawaddy looks at the individuals, groups and forces that shaped the course of events in one of the most tumultuous years in Myanmar’s modern history.
Beijing is concerned about the rise in anti-China sentiment in Myanmar since the coup.
Less than a month after the NLD’s 2015 general election victory, Myanmar’s new leader met Senior General Than Shwe, the man who ordered her kept under house arrest.
Six years ago today, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met President U Thein Sein and Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing to discuss the transfer of power to the NLD weeks after its election win.
It is the second major regional summit from which Min Aung Hlaing has been shunned in two months.
This week a year ago, the UEC officially announced a landslide win for the NLD in the general election, with local and foreign monitors ruling the vote free and fair.
After 10 years and two months of freedom, Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is back under house arrest again.
The country is in need of workers as the economy opens up, but is concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and trafficking of migrants from Myanmar.
Locals fear that the junta will forcibly confiscate their land without compensation for a special economic zone in Rakhine State.
The military was clearly unhappy its allies had been crushed in the November 2020 general election but its warnings were not taken seriously enough.
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