The Heat: Myanmar military takeover

The Heat

Troops are once again patrolling the streets in Myanmar’s major cities.

The military takeover follows weeks of tension between the armed forces and the government after the country’s parliamentary elections. The ruling National League for Democracy appeared to have won by a landslide, defeating the army-backed opposition.

But military leaders cried foul, claiming election fraud.

CGTN’s Dusita Saokaew has more from neighboring Thailand. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Qinduo Xu is the host of CGTN’s “Dialogue Weekend” and a senior fellow with the Pangoal Institution 
  • Sourabh Gupta is a senior Asia-Pacific specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies
  • Wakar Uddin is the director general of the Arakan Rohingya Union
  • Than Lwin Htun heads Voice of America’s Burmese Service

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