The current regime faces an unprecedented war in the Burmese homeland and its ruinous policies must be testing the patience of its crony financial backers.
Also this week, junta is snubbed by international media, and the regime’s English-language mouthpiece becomes a laughingstock with fake tourism boast.
The restrictions in the law favor the military proxy USDP while posing an existential threat to the NLD, observers say.
With emergency rule likely to end this month, a ‘transitional council’ will serve as a placeholder until Min Aung Hlaing can assume the presidency after a sham election.
The attacks have increased lately as the regime gears up to hold its sham election later this year.
Also this week, Min Aung Hlaing froths at the NLD in his fever to become president.
The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup includes PDF raids, ambushes, assassinations and a drone strike in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magwe, Bago and Tanintharyi regions.
The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup includes incidents in Sagaing, Magwe and Bago regions and Shan, Kayah and Chin states.
The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup includes incidents in Sagaing, Magwe, Mandalay, Bago and Tanintharyi regions.
Sagaing and Mandalay residents are being threatened with arson unless they show up at meetings to be coerced into voting for the military’s proxy party.
The Yangon meeting is seen as part of USDP leader and junta henchman Khin Yi’s campaign to solidify the party’s position ahead of the sham election planned for August.
Also this week, Min Aung Hlaing boasts of diplomatic triumph after being snubbed by most of world, and fighting erupts across the country in ‘critical year for revolution’.
With the sham election that will deliver him the country’s highest office planned for August, the coup leader’s ambitions are becoming increasingly transparent.
Regime set to rebrand as ‘transition council’ amid preparations to cement military rule with rigged election.
Former US ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel talks to The Irrawaddy about international efforts to support the anti-junta resistance in Myanmar, among other topics.