The Myanmar military seized power of the government in a coup on 1 February 20201. The country has since been immersed in a civil disobedience movement. Since February, over 520 civilians have lost their lives in their fight against the military.
The military stated that the November 2020 elections, which were won by the country’s de-facto leader Aung Suu Kyi and her party the National League of Democracy were fraudulent. However, this assertion has been dismissed by the election commission of the country.
This episode is part 2 of The Big Story’s coverage on the military coup in Myanmar. In part 1, we discussed the political history and narratives of the country, with veteran diplomat and former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Vivek Katju. You can find the link to that episode in our show notes.
In today’s episode, you will be hearing voices from two young men, namely Alex and Jeremaih from Myanmar, describing the on-ground reality of their respective cities, the actions taken by the military and what they want the world to know.
Part 1: What Led to the End of Democracy in Myanmar?
Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram
Editor: Shelly Walia
Music: Big Bang Fuzz
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