While I am having Kyatayo(Thai noodles) at a papaya salad shop, I am reading the news of Myanmar protests and lethal crackdowns by Min Aung Hlaing’s military government in major cities and towns.
VOICES FROM A COUP series: General Min Aung Hlaing, head of the government installed by the coup, said conducting a coup was “inevitable” (Sai Wanna, 2021). The coup was conducted to take power from the re-elected government of Daw Aung San Su Kyi’s National League of Democracy Party due to the state of emergency (Myanmar Now, 2021a) under the Section 417 of the 2008 Constitution, which focuses on the loss of national solidarity, sovereignty and the rise of insurgency, violence and other impacts.
VOICES FROM A COUP series: The Burma/Myanmar military, Tatmadaw, has conducted four coups since 1958. The first coup was activated by the Tatmadaw leader, General Ne Win, in 1958 while U Nu, the head of Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League government (AFPFL), ruled the country.