State Department Counselor Derek Chollet called for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and condemned the ‘growing authoritarian partnership between Moscow and the junta’.
Visiting Myanmar, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing expects all parties to ‘adhere to rational consultation’ and ‘strive to achieve political reconciliation’.
Both the junta and the Kremlin have underestimated the people they seek to subdue; these avowed friends must not be allowed to succeed and vindicate each other’s actions.
Organizers are urging people to take to the streets on 22.2.2022 in traditional hats and face powder, and bang pots, in a reprise of last year’s ‘Five Twos Revolution’.
Migrant laborers in Thailand and elsewhere are donating their time and meager wages to a variety of anti-regime causes, as well as to assisting refugees and IDPs on the border.
The Irrawaddy looks at the individuals, groups and forces that shaped the course of events in one of the most tumultuous years in Myanmar’s modern history.
More than 200 troops entered Lay Kay Kaw new city near Myawaddy, which has become a magnet for regime opponents; an NLD lawmaker was among those detained.
In the past week, regime troops rammed and killed protesters with a vehicle, the coup leader engaged in a series of PR moves, and the UN continued to frustrate the junta.