Also this week, the regime’s spokesman continued his harsh—and so far useless—threats, and the junta’s Information Team got an odd request…
As they resist Min Aung Hlaing’s rule, Myanmar people should take heart from the words of Ukrainian President Zelensky, who looked forward to a world without Putin.
Speaking at a seminar in Singapore, Noeleen Heyzer said there was no clear path out of the crisis and that there would be no easy solutions.
The demonstration in Yangon was joined by pro-regime mobs, members of the junta-proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party, and Buddhist nationalists including monks.
International sanctions and displays of concern mean nothing to the regime; only practical support for the Myanmar people’s armed struggle will end their suffering.
In need of financial support, PDF groups are increasingly going public with their rudimentary weapons-production efforts.
As the number of people killed by the junta passes 2,000, the National Unity Government called for material support of the kind that is being provided to Ukraine.
PDF groups in Sagaing and Magwe say that with the rainy season coming and local civilian populations increasingly targeted by the junta, they need cash and weapons now.
The National Unity Govt is taking note of which of Myanmar’s neighbors support the people, and their stances will shape relations after the revolution succeeds, she says.
Meeting with Wunna Maung Lwin in China, Wang Yi urged the regime to implement Beijing’s projects in its southern neighbor.
It is a historical irony that Armed Forces Day, commemorated on March 27, marks the day in 1945 that Gen. Aung San’s army rose up against Imperial Japan.
Russia’s open aggression against Ukraine presents China with a hot potato, but regime change in Moscow is not an outcome Beijing wants to see.
The national uprising unfolding against the military regime offers a unique window to support the emergence of a stable democracy in the country.
Many in Myanmar feel solidarity with Ukrainians’ fight to repel Vladimir Putin’s military aggression, and see a common enemy in Russia, a strong supporter of the junta.
Amid global condemnation of Moscow, the military junta’s spokesman offered support for Russia, which is a key supplier of weapons to the regime.