20 Soldiers killed in fighting in Myanmar – In Burma, protests, and attacks by armed rebels against the ruling military have resumed. Meanwhile, the regime has suppressed schools and universities. If teachers refuse to cooperate with the conspirators, they will be suspended from their duties.
20 Soldiers killed in fighting in Myanmar
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – In southern Burma, at least 20 militants have been killed in clashes with opposition groups. According to several local media reports, they were killed when the resistance took over a police station in the village of Moebye, near the border of Shan and Kayah states.
In the Southeast Asian country (formerly Burma), a coup d’état by generals took place in early February, and the new leadership has cracked down on the opposition.
More than 125,900 school teachers were suspended for several weeks by the regime, according to the Teachers’ Association. Some 19,500 employees at universities are said to have been affected.
They refused to work under the leadership of the conspirators. Many of them have joined the Movement for Civil Disobedience (MDC), which fights for the restoration of democracy.
On the eve of the new school year, students and parents across the country are refusing to return to school. Also, on Sunday, coup protests were held across the country.
Meanwhile, the European Union criticized the disgraced Aung San Suu Kyi for announcing her intention to dissolve her political party over alleged election fraud.
Joseph Borel, an EU foreign affairs envoy, said, “This will once again show the regime’s blatant disregard for the will of the Burmese people and the rule of law.”
The prisoner support group AAPP estimates that at least 815 people have been killed since the coup. More than 5,300 people have been detained. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi is under house arrest.
The military cited alleged irregularities in the November parliamentary elections, which Suu Kyi won in the National League for Democracy, as the reason for the coup.
The junta has not provided any evidence of this. Observers assessed the elections to be generally free and fair.