Thai armed forces leaders are visiting for three days to resume an annual meeting of the two militaries that has been suspended for the past three years.
The dictator has revived ancient beliefs in the auspicious properties of white elephants and rubies; to Myanmar people, it is just another sign that he is unfit to rule.
Among the biggest donors to the 25-m-high statue in Naypyitaw are members of the current junta as well as ex-generals and ministers of former military regimes.
By moving her to prison, the generals believe they have finally gotten rid of the 77-year-old forever.
Self-serving accounts by insiders are short on accuracy but offer some insight into the military’s blinkered view of its role in politics and national security.
Myanmar military regime spokesman Zaw Min Tun has demonstrated a rare ability to tell lies non-stop for hours, without shame.
Also this week, the coup boss was praised as a savior and said there would be no vote until ‘terrorists’ are wiped out, and the generals paid respects to their elders.
By appearing with Min Aung Hlaing, the former generals showed they were insincere when they supposedly endorsed a transition to democracy under the previous regime.
A delegation of senior Myanmar military officers was welcomed in Phnom Penh for two ASEAN military meetings this week.