A new report reveals the Myanmar military planned 2017’s brutal purge of the Rohingya years in advance.
Former army officer U Aung Ko, who is said to be close to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been suffering from heart problems in Insein Prison.
"Why did it do that? They can’t do that,” said the visibly upset ousted leader.
Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing continues to insist that his regime is just an interim government authorized under the military-drafted 2008 constitution.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party has a long history of staging pro-military demonstrations for propaganda purposes.
Families recall Ko Aung Thura Zaw and Ko Hla Myo Aung from Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar Township, two of the four activists hanged in July by the junta.
Enjoying impunity at home and indifference from abroad, Min Aung Hlaing is living up to his boast that there is ‘nothing’ he ‘dare not do’.
A political dissident and a rebel army officer were both executed by the then junta in the 1970s.
Also this week, the coup leader’s obsession with the NLD followed him to Russia, and the military meddled in another place it shouldn’t—the Central Bank of Myanmar.
Given the military’s rigging and rejections of previous elections, no one believes the coup leader’s assurances that a free and fair poll will be held next year.
Residents of Tawkashat Village in Sagaing Region’s Kantbalu said the executive of the former ruling party’s township branch was killed by a Pyu Saw Htee militia group.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party has a long history of exploiting the state’s assets for its own benefit.
With 10 more arrests in the last two weeks, the regime is increasingly targeting lawyers representing senior NLD figures and anti-coup activists.
Junta boss Min Aung Hlaing has used unfounded allegations of electoral fraud in the 2020 general election to justify his coup.
With Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in solitary confinement in Naypyitaw Prison, the regime has sent her servants, pet dog Taichito and possessions to her Yangon residence.