Also this week, the regime boss persisted with his electric car delusions, and—as his forces laid waste to farming communities—vowed to boost global food security.
Ex-Irrawaddy photojournalist Ko Zaw Zaw was sentenced to three years in prison for incitement.
The differing reactions to the crises in the two countries expose global fault lines and underscore inherent biases in Western media, particularly their coverage of Asia.
In an editorial, regime media again tried to use Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s marriage to a foreigner against her; the approach has never dented her unwavering popularity.
This week, the regime made amateurish attempts to discredit the silent strike and manipulate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and dealt another blow to the devastated health sector.
This week the regime’s media made much of its arrest of ex-MP U Phyo Zeya Thaw, but said little about its leader’s exclusion from international meetings.