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Myanmar: could defecting security forces bring down the military regime?
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Myanmar: could defecting security forces bring down the military regime?

Myanmar: could defecting security forces bring down the military regime? Natasha Lindstaedt, University of Essex Just over ten years ago there were hopes that Myanmar might become a fully functioning democracy. Today there are concerns that the country may disintegrate into civil war. The widespread opposition to the military’s brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters also includes possibly as many as three-quarters of the soldiers in Myanmar’s army, according to an officer who has recently defected. If this is accurate, there could be large-scale defections in the near future. But what does this mean for the future of democracy in Myanmar? And is Myanmar on the precipice of civil war? Myanmar’s security apparatus is large, consisting of an army of about 350,000-400,000, most...
As killings, beatings and disappearances escalate, what’s the end game in Myanmar?
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As killings, beatings and disappearances escalate, what’s the end game in Myanmar?

Image Via Twitter As killings, beatings and disappearances escalate, what's the end game in Myanmar? Adam Simpson, University of South Australia and Nicholas Farrelly, University of Tasmania Myanmar’s military appears to be testing out a range of vicious tactics in the hope something will stem the protest movements that have embroiled the country since the coup in early February. The military crossed a grim threshold last Wednesday when security forces fired live rounds at protesters across the country, resulting in what the UN said were at least 30 deaths and hundreds of critical injuries. Then, on Saturday, security forces beat and took away Khin Maung Latt, a Muslim ward chairman for the former ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The next morning, the famil...
Myanmar: trial of Aung San just the latest in a long line of unlawful prosecutions by illegal regimes
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Myanmar: trial of Aung San just the latest in a long line of unlawful prosecutions by illegal regimes

Myanmar: trial of Aung San just the latest in a long line of unlawful prosecutions by illegal regimes Myanmar: trial of Aung San just the latest in a long line of unlawful prosecutions by illegal regimes James Sweeney, Lancaster University Myanmar’s military coup leaders have reportedly put the country’s lawfully elected leaders on trial. It is understood that the proceedings, apparently held in secret and without giving the defendants the benefit of legal representation, could last for up to six months. Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counsellor and de facto leader, faces charges of illegally importing two walkie talkies and of contravening a natural disaster management law by interacting with a crowd during the coronavirus pandemic. These carry a maximum penalty of six years i...
Myanmar’s military has used surveillance, draconian laws and fear to stifle dissent before. Will it work again?
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Myanmar’s military has used surveillance, draconian laws and fear to stifle dissent before. Will it work again?

Myanmar's military has used surveillance, draconian laws and fear to stifle dissent before. Will it work again? Myanmar's military has used surveillance, draconian laws and fear to stifle dissent before. Will it work again? DB Subedi, University of New England and Johanna Garnett, University of New England Myanmar has once again returned to military rule, with a year-long state of emergency declared by the army. When military dictators ruled Myanmar from 1962 to 2010, they were able to maintain tight control over the people through the country’s extensive intelligence apparatus and harsh tactics such as imprisonment, torture and mass killings. As a result, Myanmar’s people lived in virtual silence for decades. After a decade-long political transition that brought Aung San Suu Kyi...
Coup in Myanmar as Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi
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Coup in Myanmar as Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

म्यांमार में सेना का तख्तापलट: आंग सान सू की और राष्ट्रपति म्यिंट हिरासत में, अब सेना के हाथ में देश की कमान Aung Sung San Sui Kyi detained म्यानमार की सेना ने एक बार फिर से नेशनल लीग फॉर डेमोक्रेसी पार्टी की सर्वोच्च नेता आंग सान सू ची को दोबारा गिरफ्तार कर लिया है।बता दें कि नेशनल लीग फॉर डेमोक्रेसी पार्टी ने नवंबर में ही चुनाव में भारी अंतर से जीत हासिल की थी, लेकिन सेना का दावा है कि चुनाव प्रक्रिया में धोखाधड़ी हुई है। जिसकी वजह से सेना ने एक बार फिर से म्यानमार में तख्तापलट कर लिया है Military Coup in Myanmar Again ...