Rising demand, border closures and a depreciating kyat have sent prices of medicines soaring – and now pharmacies are closing as staff become infected with COVID-19.
A network of hardline, pro-military groups known as Pyusawhti is doing its best to spread terror among the population as it fights a dirty war against the democratic forces resisting the coup.
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Scores of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand protested in front of their embassy on Monday, waving posters of leader Aung San Suu Kyi after she was detained during a military coup.
National League for Democracy stalwart U Win Htein has rejected Tatmadaw claims to have lawfully taken power and called on the public to oppose the military coup.
The military has seemingly backed away from threats to abolish the constitution but does not appear to have reached a deal with the National League for Democracy ahead of the opening of parliament on Monday.
By AFP UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres raised “great concern” over the recent developments, his spokesperson said. More than a dozen embassies, including the US.
Appointments to Joe Biden’s administration suggest a tension between the defence of human rights and great power games with China, but Washington may opt for a more delicate strategy.