Published On: Tue, Feb 16th, 2021

Why the coup is bad news for Myanmar’s ethnic minorities

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Despite significant ongoing problems, life has changed for many minority communities since the military last ruled. Now those gains risk being lost, says Tina Burrett.

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Myanmar citizens hold placards in front of the United Nations building during the demonstration. Protesters gathered in front of the United Nations building to protest against the military coup and demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar's military detained State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on February 01, 2021 and declared a state of emergency while seizing the power in the country for a year after losing the election against the National League for Democracy (NLD). (Photo by Chaiwat S
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Despite significant ongoing problems, life has changed for many minority communities since the military last ruled. Now those gains risk being lost, says Tina Burrett.

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Myanmar citizens hold placards in front of the United Nations building during the demonstration. Protesters gathered in front of the United Nations building to protest against the military coup and demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar's military detained State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on February 01, 2021 and declared a state of emergency while seizing the power in the country for a year after losing the election against the National League for Democracy (NLD). (Photo by Chaiwat S


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