National unity govt formed in Myanmar
News Desk || risingbd.com
Opponent leaders of Myanmar’s junta on Friday formed a national unity government. The government includes ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities.
On February 1, Myanmar military ousted a civilian government led by democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which had held power for five years and was starting its second term after a landslide election victory in November.
Since then, anti-coup protests have been going on across the country. More than 700 people have been killed so far in firing and torture of the soldiers. Meanwhile, fugitive political leaders and deposed lawmakers from Suu Kyi’s party have started to organize themselves. Not the generals, but they are working to present to the world that they are the legitimate political authorities of the country.
After announcing the formation of the national unity government, veteran democracy activist Min Ko Naing said in a 10-minute video veteran democracy activist Min Ko Naing said in a 10-minute video, “Please welcome the people’s government."