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?
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