Myanmar, so near yet so far

Josh Hong

Malaysians can offer thoughts and prayers for the Myanmar people fighting with blood, sweat and tears to reclaim the short-lived democracy brutally snatched by the military junta. – EPA pic, March 8, 2021.

IN the early morning of February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military launched a coup and overthrew the democratically elected National League for Democracy (NLD) government. 

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was again placed under house arrest and subsequently slapped with several charges that border on absurdity.

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