Not even Superman can fix Myanmar crisis, regional envoy says


Protesters denounce the execution of Myanmar pro-democracy leaders, at a public plaza in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on July 29. 2022. Myanmar has spiralled into civil war since a putsch in February last year. – EPA pic, August 6, 2022.

A REGIONAL envoy tasked with brokering peace in Myanmar admitted yesterday that “even Superman cannot solve” the crisis, capping a week of foreign ministerial meetings that ultimately yielded little progress.

Myanmar has spiralled into civil war since a putsch in February last year, with the death toll from the military’s brutal crackdown on dissent passing 2,100, according to a local monitoring group.


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