Beijing will continue to back the junta to protect its access to the Indian Ocean, but it has learned not to put all its eggs in one basket in its southern neighbor.
The soon-to-be departing Christine Schraner Burgener has admitted for the first time that the junta has no interest in talking or a peaceful solution to Myanmar’s crisis.
The parent firm of telecom operator Telenor Myanmar says the junta’s demand that it be able to intercept clients’ communications would violate sanctions and int’l law.
The troops were killed in clashes with civilian resistance fighters and ethnic armed groups, the National Unity Government said.
Myanmar’s shadow govt said last seven months have shown that national solidarity, collective action are most effective ways to end coup, instability caused by military.
Tasked with fighting a full-fledged war in the heartland, it remains to be seen whether the military will splinter or double down on its atrocities.
While many monks display opposition to the regime, or have disrobed to take up arms against it, some high-profile clerics count top junta officials among their followers.
Tokyo appears to be distancing itself from ex-politician Hideo Watanabe, whose reported friendship with Min Aung Hlaing has done little to rein in his regime’s abuses.
The National Unity Govt declared a state of emergency and called on all citizens to revolt against the junta; the move comes days before the UN General Assembly convenes.
Reports that the junta’s crackdown on political foes has diverted resources from drug interdiction recycle old fallacies about the narcotics trade in Myanmar.
Erwyan Yusof said he made the proposal in a video meeting with the regime’s foreign minister.
London has frozen all UK assets of U Tay Za and his Htoo Group and banned him from the country over his role in helping the Myanmar military buy weapons.
Sitagu Sayadaw’s presence in the delegation of Vice Snr-Gen Soe Win confirms the public’s suspicions that the once-respected monk is on good terms with regime leaders.
Metro becomes the latest foreign company to pull out of the country, citing the volatile business environment since the military’s coup.
Vice Snr-Gen Soe Win will attend the Int’l Army Games closing ceremony; the two countries have exchanged high-level visits and cemented ties since the Feb. 1 coup.