World Ch. Schedule : WED 20:00 KST
* Date : 2021-05-12
May 11th marks the 100th day since the Myanmar government has been overthrown by a military coup. The situation has worsened since then as more cases of civilian casualties and injuries are being reported. The military regime agreed to halt violent oppression against protesters during the ASEAN Summit on April 24th. But almost 800 people have already been killed by the military, which hasn’t adhered to its pledge. The national unity government formed a federal army with civilians to stand against the military regime, while the regime has designated the federal army a terrorist group and hinted at rolling out strong retaliation. Experts believe that the establishing the new federal army would result in a civil war, which would eventually turn Myanmar into another Syria. On the other hand, many view that the international community’s response to the issue has been insufficient and ineffective. ASEAN chair and secretary-general are slated to visit Myanmar next week to resolve the tensions, but it’s doubtful their visit will prevent the armed conflict across the nation.
We invite experts to discuss the future of the Myanmar crisis.
- Lee Hee-eun