The situation in Myanmar is tense after the state of emergency was declared. The common people of the country have expressed concern and doubts about the future. The United Nations has expressed concern that the Rohingya crisis could escalate. The United States has announced new sanctions on Myanmar over its military rule. The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting today to discuss the overall situation in Myanmar.
Myanmar has come to a virtual standstill after the military seized power. The state of emergency during the day and the curfew at night are tense across the country. However, the movement of people in Chinatown, which is adjacent to Yangon, is less than normal.
Myanmar is largely isolated from the outside world due to limited internet services. Those who have access to the internet in times of emergency have called for the protection of Myanmar through social media.
The Biden administration has announced new sanctions against Myanmar’s military rulers for threatening democracy through military rule.
White House spokeswoman Jane Saki said the same message applies to Myanmar and everyone in the region. The arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders, and the military’s takeover of power, are all extreme insults to the transfer of democratic power. The United Nations has expressed concern over the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and the escalation of the Rohingya crisis, as well as the future of the more than 600,000 Rohingya in Rakhine.
UN spokesman Stephen Dujarric said about 1.5 million of the 600,000 Rohingya in Rakhine were living in inhumane conditions in various camps.
Our fear is that the Myanmar army may inflict more torture on them. Through this, the return of Rohingyas who took refuge in Bangladesh has become uncertain.
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has convened an emergency meeting to discuss the latest developments in Myanmar.
Meanwhile, citizens of Myanmar have protested in various countries, including Thailand and Japan, in protest of Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention and the imposition of a state of emergency.