Min Angliang, A Coup General Who Once Dreamed Of Becoming The President Of Myanmar

2021-02-11   |   by CusiGO

The barge full of adults and children was frightened. Countless refugees on foot – old people, women, babies – arrived in Bangladesh, barely standing and exhausted. Many people were in tears, telling terrible stories of destruction, rape and death. Many people are afraid to leave a loved one to be killed or missing. All of you, rohinia fled from the Burmese army, which launched a campaign of violence and village burning against this ethnic minority between August 2017 and March 2018 on the grounds of combating terrorism. Overall, more than 700000 people eventually crossed the border to escape the genocide condemned by the United Nations.

At that time, the leader of Myanmar’s army is now the new “strongman” of Myanmar (former Myanmar). General min Aung Liang, 64, Myanmar’s chief of general staff, led the military government after the February 1 coup, which overthrew the civilian government that actually led Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. On Wednesday, the United States announced sanctions against military personnel and other coup officials, as well as two groups controlled by the military, Myanmar economic holding company and Myanmar Economic Corporation.

The coup ended with a decade of progress in the faltering democratic process and brought back the specter of the military dictatorship that ruled the country with an iron hand for the first half of the century (1962-2011). Citizens’ reaction to the extremely unpopular orders triggered the biggest protest in the country in 14 years, supported in some places by the police responsible for controlling them. The country faces the threat of restoring its international pariah status, which has destroyed its economy and made it one of the poorest countries in the world.

“The Burmese army is always defending the people. “Always respect the law,” the bespectacled man said in a television statement to the nation this week Dressed in a green uniform and ornate shirt, facing the flag and national emblem, the general gazed at the house of representatives to ensure that the task was “different” from that of the former dictatorship. While the military government imposed martial law and curfew, he promised “stability” and called on the public to “pay attention to the facts and not be influenced by emotions”.

He and the junta defended the coup, claiming that Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) had committed fraud in the November 8 election. International observers and the election commission said the vote was “credible.”.

However, according to experts, this so-called motive hides something deeper. “The Burmese army, or tatmadaw, sees itself as the guardian of the country and faces a dilemma: the agreement that broke down after the election (acquiesced in during the democratic transition): the army will have supreme power and the NLD will manage the economy.”, Jane’s Myanmar analyst Anthony Davis explained at a virtual seminar organized by Nikkei. He added that after NLD’s overwhelming victory, “they realized that if they did not take the initiative, they would hand over Myanmar, its destiny and wealth to a civilian government, which they could not accept.”

Another possible cause of the coup involves the personal interests of the chief of staff. He was described by those who knew him as a well-educated man and an ambitious man, rarely involved in negotiations, and convinced that he was “born to rule.”. This makes him conflict with Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi is his avenger. Like Aung San Suu Kyi, he has a dictatorial management style.

“It’s an open secret that general Myung Aung Leung’s eyes are on the presidency of the country,” Myanmar newspaper Irrawaddy wrote on Sunday. A dream will disappear next summer. When he reaches 65, he has postponed the statutory retirement age for five years. With NLD in power, it also risks losing its privileges, including control of lucrative military groups that extend their commercial interests to almost all sectors of the country’s economy, or the immunity it now enjoys.

A former law student at Rangoon University, he made his third attempt to enter the Army Infantry Academy in 1974. He didn’t stand out in the beginning. Like most of the military commanders of his generation, he was trained as a soldier of the fighting forces and often carried out cruel actions against the ethnic militia and the Communist Party of Myanmar, which were the precursors of the crimes committed against the Rohingya a few years later.

The vast majority of Myanmar’s senior military commanders have experienced similar experiences. “The feeling of being a brotherhood group brings them elitism, superiority and destiny. When you have this feeling, you can’t be wrong. You know what’s best for this country to move forward, “Davis stressed.

His promotion was slow but sure. In 2009, he led special operations department 2, which oversees military operations in the levantisco minority area in the northeast of the country. One occurred in Kokang, Shan state, which led to tens of thousands of people fleeing to the Chinese border.

He was appointed chief of staff in 2011, a year when Myanmar began its democratic transition and opening up after decades of isolation. With the support of the former Prime Minister’s unity and Development Party (USDP) government, it played an increasingly important role in the next few years. Through his Facebook account, he was very active on a country’s social network, and the country began to discover them with great enthusiasm.

If the conflict with this lady started as early as the early days of the Democratic League in power after the party’s first overwhelming victory in the 2015 election, then the outside world will not let him see it. The Nobel Peace Prize winner even described military commanders as “charming.”.

Min Aung Hlaing’s role as army leader in the anti rohiny á movement led to the recommendation of the UN Human Rights Council in August 2018 that he be investigated and tried for “genocide in northern Rakhine state (rohiny á house)”, And crimes against humanity and war crimes in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states. ” Facebook closed his account. Washington and London imposed sanctions on him for human rights violations. But in 2019, Aung San Suu Kyi defended the army’s actions at the UN International Court of justice in the Hague against the genocide charges against the rohinians.

The new victory of the National League for democracy in 2020 is more destructive than the last one and is the last straw. On January 27th, the general warned that “the constitution will be repealed” if the army’s election fraud charges are not met. Although the armed forces denied the rumors of the coup on the 30th, on the first day Myanmar woke up with tanks on the streets.