/ 03 February 2021

Generals tighten their grip in Myanmar

There are international calls for the release of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected officials after the country’s armed forces seized power in Monday’s coup. The military’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing has assumed control of the country and declared a year-long state of emergency. Strangely enough, the attack on democracy was caught on film by a dancer recording an exercise routine… Dozens of countries yesterday condemned the move with US President Joe Biden leading threats to reimpose sanctions. Our government is being asked to expand its existing sanctions by local advocates – we currently have sanctions on 5 Myanmar generals accused of persecuting Rohingya Muslims.

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