fredag 13. august 2021

Myanmar’s junta on a path of no return

The democracy-killing day everybody anticipated finally arrived on July 26. That day, Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC), formed by the country’s military junta after staging a democracy-suspending coup on February 1, announced the official annulment of the 2020 general election result overwhelmingly won by the National League for Democracy (NLD).

The annulment marked the second time the military, known as the Tatmadaw, has blatantly disregarded the will of the people to impose its authoritarian rule. since it fatally annulled the 1990 election result – likewise resoundingly won by the NLD. The military maintained power in different illegitimate guises until new genuine polls were held in 2015, which the NLD won in another romp.

Then as now, the military is deceiving the nation by denying the NLD power and grabbing it for itself.