Phnom Penh, the bloc’s current chair, says it will invite junta General Mya Tun Oo to this week’s ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting despite pleas from hundreds of CSOs.
Also this week, the regime shows once again it is living in fantasyland, discussing plans for food security and tourism, even as it undermines both.
U Soe Thane, once hailed as the int’l face of U Thein Sein’s 2011 reforms, writes in his latest book that the military should have overthrown the NLD govt much sooner.
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.
The regime minister was not invited; Dr. Tu Hkawng, the parallel government’s environment minister, welcomed the move as evidence that ASEAN recognizes the NUG.