The festive month has delivered a string of good news. The armed resistance has surged in strength, causing the junta to lose control of numerous posts and towns. It appears Min Aung Hlaing’s troops might soon find themselves defending Naypyitaw. The junta’s mouthpiece General Zaw Min Tun once mocked the ‘All Roads Lead to Naypyitaw’ chants by citing visitors flocking to the junta-built pagoda. There are going to be imminent repercussions. The people are retaliating with drone grenades, artillery, sorcery, and curses, channeling loathing toward them as New Year presents. This emerging belief in victory is heartening. It’s clear that no one has given up on the resistance; each person contributes in their own way, many significantly. We all must persist in supporting the armed resistance, raising awareness, and more to expel the Min Aung Hlaing-led regime from Myanmar society.
However, the escalated armed resistance has also triggered various humanitarian crises. Daily clashes in Myanmar have impacted tens of thousands. For those in the international community looking to support, it’s advisable to do so through local networks in order to prevent from aid reaching the wrong hands.
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