U Win Myint’s insistence that he would rather die when told to quit by the generals doesn’t surprise those familiar with his decades of self-sacrifice as a politician.
A whole new set of military, economic and social dynamics, both inside and outside the country, will make it much harder for the generals to impose their will this time.
Do the Tatmadaw’s generals and their cohorts believe the absurd fictions they use to justify their takeover and repressive rule? The answer is probably yes.
A former Australian ambassador argues that the lessons of history and the changes in Myanmar society show the junta can’t win in the long run.
State-run media said the CRPH, formed by NLD lawmakers elected to the coup-abolished Parliament, posed a ‘danger to the rule of law, peace and stability’.
Will the current transition lead Myanmar back into authoritarian rule, or is the country on the verge of finally breaking its historical cycle of thwarted opportunities?
The CRPH has nominated representatives for foreign relations and the UN, and opened an office in Maryland in the US.
Some 70 NLD members of the Parliament that was abolished by the military coup have taken parliamentary oaths at a makeshift ceremony at their quarters in the capital.
The arrests came just hours before the scheduled opening of the new, NLD-dominated Parliament; party spokesman says military may try to force official handover of power.
Will Myanmar see another coup? The answer depends on whether the military’s views have evolved beyond those that drove Gen. Ne Win to seize power over half a century ago.
The new Lower House session will open as scheduled on Monday; the Upper House will meet the following day.
The commander-in-chief’s recent comments on the possibility of revoking the Constitution have only added fuel to the fire.
The ruling party has yet to identify its candidates for the presidency and the leadership positions in the state and regional governments.
The Tatmadaw and the USDP have been banging this drum since before voters went to the polls, ignoring their landslide loss to the National League for Democracy.
The second Union Parliament controlled by the National League for Democracy will meet for the first time on Feb. 1, the speakers of the two chambers announced.