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Poor Regional Response to Myanmar Crisis

Written by Tasha Ann Miller

April 5, 2021

There is a growing crisis in Myanmar that is being fueled by the lack of a quick international response. Over 100 people were killed on Saturday, March 27, during an attack by the military at a funeral for a protestor. The regional body, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), has failed to implement tough sanctions to significantly curtail the military finances as they exploit and massacre the people of Myanmar. One of the big superpowers in the body, China, is also not acting stridently enough to curtail the spiral of the crisis in Myanmar.

Despite some countries in the bloc speaking out against the political coup, other countries said it is an internal conflict and should be resolved internally. Also, the larger international community has not responded or forced the ASEAN to respond more convincingly to end the crisis. The United States has since been calling on China to get involved directly in the talks but the stagnancy persists.

This week on The View Beyond, I’ll explore why the political troubles in Myanmar has continued without a resolution for many years. Is there a way out or will Myanmar become another refugee fleeing country?

Myanmar is an Asian nation with over 54 million people. The capital is Nay Pyi Taw. The military took control of the government since February 1 after de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was declared the winner of the November 2020 elections. The military has claimed that the elections were fraudulent and have refused to accept the results which has ensued the political coup and the protest by the Burmese people.

Read more here:

https://thediplomat.com/2021/03/the-myanmar-crisis-and-the-contradictions-of-non-interference/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56602683

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By Tasha Miller

I am a Christian journalist with a passion for providing insightful and relevant information to the public. I write about education, politics, Christianity, and other areas. My focus is to provide factual and clear details so that people can be thoroughly equipped within this new age of media. I am a trained journalist with about three years of experience working in media professionally as a producer and production assistant. Follow my blog for dynamic and fresh content which will soon include exclusive content such as mini-documentaries, and feature pieces.

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