Myanmar’s government filed another charge against the former leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. This act is only complicating the situation in the country as people have been heavily involved in protests and all manner of civil disobedience.
The New Charge
The former leader recently got charged for violating a section of the law of Myanmar’s natural disaster. This was the charge leveled against her by the security agents who are apparently doing the bidding of the military administrators
The new charge may require her to get detained till further notice without trial. A lot of leaders around the world have condemned the remanding of the former leader and have reacted to it as ridiculous charges.
Washington state department spokesman also reacted and mentioned that Biden was also worried about the reports from Myanmar. Reports gathered indicate that the internet in the nation has been shut down for over 3 days.
The White House administration is not the only quarter that has expressed their dissatisfaction towards the military coup and detaining of key civilian leaders. As a matter of fact, the United Kingdom’s prime minister went as far as consulting with the Myanmar ambassador in the United Kingdom.
Protests in Various Parts of Myanmar
Nationwide protests are currently ongoing to show the people’s opposition to the charges and other events that have happened recently in the nation.
Additionally, key sectors of the economy have been experiencing a standstill. For instance, a large chunk of health workers has gone on strike in protest. This is certainly not a good position for the nation. This is especially considering the cases of COVID-19 which is a global problem.
Aside from the health workers, other civilians have been actively involved in acts of civil disobedience. The current fear in the international community is that things do not escalate with reactions by the military.