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 Cambodia-hosted virtual gathering is the third international meeting in two months from which the regime has been shunned.
Former NLD lawmaker U Phyo Zeya Thaw was a rapper, activist, political prisoner and MP before his recent arrest by the junta, which has branded him a key enemy.
The National Unity Government said the revenue generated will be used to support its revolutionary movement against the military regime.
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.
It is the second major regional summit from which Min Aung Hlaing has been shunned in two months.
Nan Khin Htwe Myint’s 75-year sentence for corruption is widely seen as absurd given her reputation for honesty; she has vocally opposed the coup even while detained.
Former National League for Democracy MP and hip-hop star U Phyo Zeya Thaw is accused of masterminding a spate of recent deadly attacks against regime forces in Yangon.
This week a year ago, the UEC officially announced a landslide win for the NLD in the general election, with local and foreign monitors ruling the vote free and fair.
Sought by the junta, NLD member Myat Thida Htun draws strength from her last conversation with her father, who passed away after going into hiding following the coup.
The three, who have been involved in the peace process at various times when it was under the control of military regimes, have appealed to foreign embassies for help.
A former and two recently elected NLD lawmakers in Magwe are the latest to have their property confiscated by the regime; they have also been charged with sedition.
The beverage giant said sales at Myanmar Brewery, which is currently the target of an anti-regime boycott, plummeted by nearly 50 percent on-year in Q3.
In an unusual move, all 15 members of the Council called for an end to fighting and urged the regime’s forces to show ‘utmost restraint’.
The regime reportedly prefers that a local firm or consortium buy all or part of the Norwegian-owned telecom company, over a sale to Lebanon’s M1 as planned.