Opinion

The last thing the Myanmar people need is false hope

By Kimberley Phillips
Updated July 1 2021 - 2:31pm, first published February 19 2021 - 6:25pm
Buddhist monks give the three-fingered salute at a pro-democracy protest in Yangon. Picture: Getty Images

Myanmar's nascent attempt at democracy has been cut short, again, by the country's military. Known as the Tatmadaw and led by Commander in Chief Min Aung Hlaing, the men in green deployed in the early hours of February 1 to arrest civilian de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and other senior members of the then-ruling National League for Democracy party. The country is now under control of the military, who have declared a state of emergency for one year.

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