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Myanmar earns perennial pariah status in SE Asia (Opinion)

13th May 2021 - 19:00 GMT | by The Geobukseon in Indo-Pacific

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Myanmar is under the control of a brutal military regime, and a wider civil war could yet occur.

Is Myanmar descending into civil war as the country's ruthless military crack down on all opposition and continue to battle ethnic armed groups?

Myanmar’s coup d’état on 1 February seems like a distant memory. Indeed, the world’s media has moved on whilst Myanmar’s ruthless security forces continue to terrorise, abduct and kill unarmed civilians who want nothing other than a democratically governed country.

Myanmar – formerly the Union of Burma – was an impoverished state after gaining independence from Britain in 1948. Ever since the first military coup in 1962, the Tatmadaw has ruled with repressive force, repeatedly and violently putting down all forms of protest.

Sitting comfortably in the West, we cannot comprehend the utter brutality of this regime. A United Nations …

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