Despite its enormous natural resources, Myanmar is one of the world’s impoverished countries due to decades of recession, mismanagement, and isolation. Political instability is also a significant role in the country’s present plight. Myanmar has witnessed protracted conflicts between its many ethnic groups, as well as one of the world’s longest civil wars, since gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1948. Myanmar’s military junta seized power in 1962 after the overthrow of a democratically-elected government, maintaining control of the country’s leadership ever since until the military council was dissolved in 2011. The military dictatorship reigned over Myanmar( previously known as Burma) for almost half a century only after being replaced by an ostensibly civilian administration headed by Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD). Despite the apparent creation of a civilian administration in Myanmar, the military maintained considerable influence over the government as a result of constitutional changes. Not only does the military got a quarter of parliamentary seats under the new legislation, but it also controlled three key ministries: interior, defence, and border affairs. But following the 2021 parliamentary elections, the military accused the election organizers of manipulating the election results and sought a postponement of the next parliamentary term. But, the Myanmar Electoral Commission rejected the accusations, prompting a military takeover and Aung San Suu Kyi’s imprisonment. The governing National Democratic Union Party’s leader and other party leaders have been detained, and the military has declared that Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing is in the command of the country.
Myanmar’s coup has caused terrible political turmoil and mass demonstrations, with the military cracking down on protesters amid reports of a large number of demonstrators being brutally killed and scores of detainees have wounded, and many more perished under torture.
It should be noted that the Myanmar army utilizes Israeli-made weaponry and American software to persecute the country’s dissidents. Myanmar’s military, according to a report by Israeli Channel 24, has suppressed the opposition by using Israeli-made surveillance quadcopters and American cellphone and software gadgets capable of infiltrating computers and unloading data. The New York Times also obtained documents indicating that the government has increased its use of social media by using the American-made software to monitor and jail protesters in the wake of Myanmar’s February 1 military takeover, which drew international condemnation. However, the Zionist regime alleges that it ceased military assistance to Myanmar in 2018; after reports of the genocide of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar. The continuance of pro-democracy protests in Myanmar against the military coup indicates that the Myanmar nation seeks a democratic government, rejecting Israel and the US support for the corrupt military junta.