World Miss Univers: Miss Myanmar
Myanmar army says no ASEAN envoy visit until stability restored
At least 774 people were killed and more than 3,700 detained in the military’s crackdown on opponents.Leaders of countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had reached consensus on five points at a summit on the Myanmar crisis last month, which was attended by the architect of the February 1 coup, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
The election of Miss Universe takes place Sunday evening May 16 in California. The event does not have great political importance, but the surprise could come from the candidate Burmese Thuzar Wint Lwin. She decided to make it a platform to express themselves in favor of the pro-democracy movement in her country. Last Thursday, already, the 22-year-old Miss parade with a traditional costume and a message "Pray for Myanmar", also called Burma.
This international competition of Miss Universe, Thuzar Wint Lwin, nicknamed "Candy" has always dreamed of it to represent his country. But everything changed February 1st when the junta decided to reduce his vote for the national party for the democracy of Aung San Suu Kyi. Candy then descends into the street as millions of his fellow citizens to claim the liberation of the leader.
100 days in power, Myanmar junta holds pretense of control
BANGKOK (AP) — After Myanmar’s military seized power by ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, they couldn’t even make the trains run on time: State railway workers were among the earliest organized opponents of the February takeover, and they went on strike. Health workers who founded the civil disobedience movement against military rule stopped staffing government medical facilities. Many civil servants were no-shows at work, along with employees of government and private banks.
Since then, the graduate in psychology has been ceasing to multiply messages on social networks. Messages to support protesters and calls for help to the international community.
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Thursday, during the parade in traditional costume, it is not his, lost during the trip she wears, But another loaned by the Burmese community in the United States. A sublime whole of the Chin community, in the west of Burma, where the junta imposed the martial law this week to better material a rebellion.
At the end of his parade, she brandished a sheet with the inscription "Pray for Myanmar".
Candy is not the only Burmese to have spoken against the junta from abroad. The Mixed Martial Arts Champion Aung The NSANG called President Joe Biden for help. But unlike him, Candy is not American and she does not know if she will come back to the country after the contest.
The embattled town that stood up to Myanmar's army .
Mindat put up tenacious resistance to the Burmese army but is now in desperate need of help.Much of the population fled into the forest after armed forces bombarded the town with mortars and rockets.