Also this week, the coup leader offered another bizarre economic prediction, and the junta bristled as the world marked five years since the Rohingya exodus from Rakhine.
World events have brought to Southeast Asia a new era of confrontation and conflict, this time led by—but not limited to—US-China geostrategic rivalry and competition.
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.
Military loyalist U Thein Soe’s report also disregards the fact that his commission violated the law and the Constitution by annulling the result of the 2020 election.
A new book furthers our understanding of the oft-maligned, border-straddling ethnic group’s culture and history, and its troubled relationship with the Chinese state.