South Asia and Beyond

Burma Boils: What Can The World Do?

New Delhi: At least 138 protesters have been killed in Myanmar since the February 1 military coup, the UN has said, including 56 over the weekend. India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla has pointed to India working with all parties and in the UN Security Council to facilitate “balanced outcomes” that could help in resolving the situation. The U.S. and some western countries, meanwhile, continue to press with selective sanctions. On ‘The Gist’, Aung Zaw, Founding Editor-in-Chief, The Irrawaddy, speaks to StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi on the internal situation and how India, China, Japan, ASEAN and the U.S. are reacting. Myanmar(previously known as Burma) has been seeing street protests since the military seized control of the country after detaining Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD).


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