Why Is Myanmar In Turmoil?
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The military in Myanmar has detained Aung San Suu Kyi and deposed her government. The generals accuse Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy, of election fraud. So how did we get here? And what’s next for Myanmar’s young democracy? In the video published on Feb 14, 2021 “What’s happening in Myanmar? Start Here” below:
In the video below, we are going to learn about Myanmar’s military coup, why it happened and who is going to benefit from it, “Myanmar Military Coup Explained, Why did it happen, Who is going to benefit?” below:
Months after Myanmar’s military coup, neither the junta nor the protesters are backing down. A militia leader and a protester leader told CNN’s Ivan Watson that Myanmar could be on the brink of a civil war, in the video published on April 1, 2021, “UN envoy says a ‘bloodbath is imminent’ in Myanmar“, below:
In the video published on April 5, 2021, “CNN reports from inside Myanmar. Here’s what we’re seeing“, below:
Three Finger hunger game salute that has become the symbol of this defiant movement of people of Myanmar.
Even though Myanmar has a lot of natural resources (natural gas, petroleum, timber, gold tin, rubies, jade), it is listed by the UN as one of the least developed countries. The economic development of Myanmar had been slowed due to:
- lack of proper economic growth
- extensive poverty
- military dictatorship
- prolonged civil war
Myanmar was under military rule between 1962 to 2011. It was only in 2010 when Myanmar started to move from military rule to partial democracy, due to pressure from the Western nations via sanctions. In 2008, Myanmar’s constitution was established as a roadmap to democracy for Myanmar. On Nov. 8, 2020, Aung San Suu Kyi (part of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, NLD) won the general election and then was arrested on Feb 1, 2021, by the Myanmar military and placed under house arrest. In essence, there was a military coup. Min Aung Hlaing, the Burmese Army General, accused Aung San Suu Kyi of having committed voter fraud. So far there had been no evidence of voter fraud or malpractice (Perhaps the general had been inspired by our former President Trump). The military coup may had been caused by the fact that Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD were planning to get rid of military role in politics and governance and to form a unity government .
So far, USA, UK, and Canada have imposed sanctions on Myanmar generals after the coup.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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