Can Myanmar’s army put a lid on it? Throughout the nation, this Monday noticed a 3rd day of protests in opposition to the coup of final week that referred to as time on 5 years of democratic transition. Earlier than 2011, residents in one in all Asia’s poorest nations had principally been secluded from the surface world. With Fb and Twitter now minimize off and the highest management of Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD detained, the junta has definitely stacked the percentages in its favour.
So what to make of the following era taking to the streets? The scenes these previous three days are harking back to Thailand, the place younger folks appear to be shrugging off political fault traces of outdated. Is it a honest comparability? And the way far can they get with out a chief?
Failure or success additionally relies upon partially on exterior gamers like China and whether or not stability for them means the army or sticking with the extra business-friendly gradual opening of those previous 5 years.
Produced by Charles Wente, Juliette Laurain and Imen Mellaz.