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What’s next for Myanmar?

Almost six months since the coup d’etat which ousted the elected civilian government in Myanmar, the level of opposition to military takeover is showing no signs of abating. The military leaders, which clearly did not foresee the extent of resistance to their illegitimate rule, have been overwhelmed by the need to deal with widespread dissent, manage the crashing economy, and control the rising number of COVID-19 infections. The Interim National Unity Government (NUG) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is formed in the wake of the coup d’etat by former lawmakers in the civilian government. They vow to utilize a variety of approaches to defeat the military junta. Six months after the coup d’etat, how do they assess their progress and what will be the next steps? Who are they working with at the moment and what are the immediate plans and concrete measure of the NUG to turn the tides around? Can ASEAN help and in what way? NUG spokesperson Dr. Sasa addresses these questions.