The Myanmar military’s coup is a gluttonous grab for still more power despite the generals’ already entrenched role in the recent civilian governments. The country voted overwhelmingly for another Aung San Suu Kyi government last November and was already struggling under the impacts of COVID-19 and a recent surge in its civil wars.
Aung San Suu Kyi
With just over a week until Myanmar’s general election on November 8, the country is struggling with a myriad of controversies surrounding the vote while COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
As Myanmar prepares for a general election in November, thousands of Muslim voters and their candidates are being denied the chance to participate in the electoral process. What does that mean for the country’s Muslim community?
Myanmar’s upcoming election won’t bring a much-needed overhaul of the country’s government, but it does serve to point to where renewed vision and political will are needed going forward.
Myanmar’s push to amend its military-backed Constitution forces the National League for Democracy and Aung San Suu Kyi to balance demands by the country’s military and diverse ethnic groups.
Myanmar’s nationalists are employing increasingly political rhetoric. It is no accident.
A leading UN human rights commissioner suggested Aung San Suu Kyi could face charges of genocide. Is this a possible ending to the Rohingya genocide episode?
Aung San Suu Kyi finally spoke out on the situation in Rakhine. But her speech only perpetuated false information and offered no meaningful solutions.
Some Buddhist citizens of Myanmar are wary of certain Islamic practices and thus fearful of their Muslim counterparts.
The Rohingya crisis continues as Aung San Suu Kyi struggles to maintain her influence over the military.