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Myanmar military pleads ‘major cabinet reshuffle’ in coup

4th February 2021 - 03:06 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

Myanmar's military proves it cannot loosen its grip on the country, but it will still have no trouble obtaining equipment from non-Western sources.

Myanmar returned to old ways of military dictatorship after the country’s armed forces, led by Min Aung Hlaing, conducted a coup d’état in the early hours of 1 February. The Burmese general declared a year-long state of emergency in the nation’s first coup since 1988.

Soldiers equipped with armoured vehicles blocked roads, seized important infrastructure such as television stations, and arrested President Win Myiny, State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi and many members of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) in a series of raids.

The opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) backed by the Tatmadaw had lost

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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