Resisting the Coup in Myanmar: “A Fight to the Finish”

By Fauwaz Abdul Aziz

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Notes from PI Seminar: “Myanmar: From Anti-coup Protests to a Federal Democratic Union Movement”, by Dr. Francis Loh.ON 1 FEBRUARY 2022, the military conducted a putsch in Yangon, Myanmar. State Chancellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other National League for Democracy (NLD) senior leaders were arrested, and Parliament was suspended. Predictably, there occurred widespread protests. With fire power at its disposal, the military expected to “wrap things up” by Armed Forces Day, three months after the coup.However,...

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Fauwaz Abdul Aziz

is a Projects Researcher at Penang Institute, and is currently completing his PhD dissertation in anthropology at the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen–Nürnberg in Bayern, Germany.