CSOs based in Myanmar and abroad said the regime’s peace dialogue is a sham designed to mislead the international community.
The use of the term ‘Never Cold Blooded’ by Myanmar’s revolutionaries shows how the country is being transformed by the fight against military dictatorship.
State Department Counselor Derek Chollet called for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and condemned the ‘growing authoritarian partnership between Moscow and the junta’.
Also this week, Russian ties get cozier and the regime leader remains deliberately vague on the future of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Min Aung Hlaing’s coup and its aftermath remind us that power in Myanmar has always been exercised as a personal prerogative of leadership, whether military or civilian.
Saifuddin Abdullah said it was of the ‘utmost importance’ that ASEAN members support Myanmar's people and engage with the shadow government and other opposition groups.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn is due to make his third visit to Myanmar next month but said it would be reconsidered if more political prisoners are executed.
Also this week, Min Aung Hlaing changed his tune on his recent Russia visit, and the regime parroted Beijing’s line on a controversial US visit to Taiwan.
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told the junta chief that Russia, a key arms supplier to Myanmar, supports the regime’s efforts to stabilize the country.
Cambodian PM Hun Sen said the situation in Myanmar was now worse than before the bloc issued its peace plan for the country.
Ministers meeting in Phnom Penh from Wednesday are expected to lament the lack of progress made by the regime on the bloc’s Five-Point Consensus.
While the UN and ASEAN do nothing, the Myanmar people are trapped in an ever-increasing cycle of violence.
The regime responded angrily to international condemnation of the executions, including from regional bloc ASEAN.
Both ASEAN and the UN have come under fire from activists and rights groups for failing to do enough to resolve Myanmar’s post-coup political crisis.
A political dissident and a rebel army officer were both executed by the then junta in the 1970s.