Also this week, the regime praised China as a model neighbor and warned the Arakan Army its patience has limits as the junta’s relations with the group continued to sour.
The regime has targeted properties mainly owned by elected NLD lawmakers, celebrities, journalists, striking civil servants and others active in the anti-regime movement.
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’.
Despite nearly a year of harassment by the regime and financial hardship, large numbers of civil servants still refuse to work under the junta.
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.
This week, the regime made amateurish attempts to discredit the silent strike and manipulate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and dealt another blow to the devastated health sector.