Duwa Lashi La is the acting president of the National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar, a parallel government formed in opposition to the junta after the latter seized power in a February 2021 coup. Speaking to FRANCE 24 from a secret location in the country, Duwa Lashi La said that "within a year, we achieved significant success on the military and administrative fronts". He claimed that his People's Defence Force (PDF) controls 15 percent of Myanmar and that combined with the ethnic resistance groups, the "collective resistance forces" control "almost 50 percent" of the country.
Courts in the military-ruled country have already sentenced the deposed Myanmar leader to six years in prison, but her combined maximum sentences could see her jailed for decades.
The leader of Myanmar's military made the threat at a parade marking Armed Forces Day. The junta ousted civilian leaders, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, in February 2021.
Brussels has imposed sanctions on 22 Myanmar officials and a state- owned oil and gas company that has been a major source of funding for the ruling junta.
Women are playing key roles resisting Myanmar's military rulers a year after the coup. DW spoke with two regime opponents who were forced to flee to neighboring Thailand. One asked that we conceal her identity for her safety.
A year after the military seized control of the country, Myanmar is facing a "multidimensional humanitarian crisis," the International Labour Organization has warned.
Is there no stopping all-out civil war in Myanmar? On the first anniversary of the coup that ended power sharing between Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy and a military whose candidates had just been trounced in a general election, a silent strike took place to protest the brutal crackdown against calls to return to civilian rule. Can peaceful protest still work?
Myanmar says it's released more than 5,000 political prisoners as part of an amnesty for people arrested during pro-democracy protests in recent months. But critics of the ruling military junta say it is just a way to ease tensions with ASEAN.
Myanmar military apparently used civilians as 'target practice' – HRW's Phil Robertson
Hun Sen's trip marked the first official visit by a country's leader to Myanmar since last year's coup. It has angered local and international human rights campaigners.
According to the United Nations, 82 million people had been displaced by wars and civil unrest at the end of 2020. Among them are stateless Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh facing constant setbacks in returning to their homeland Myanmar.
Charity Save the Children confirmed that its two missing staff were caught up in an attack that killed at least 35. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken renewed calls for the UN to impose an arms embargo in Myanmar.