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Coup Watch September 2023: Junta Destabilized by Trouble in Its Top Ranks

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  • Burma Coup Watch for the Month of September 2023: Junta Destabilized by Trouble in Its Top Ranks
  • As of 25 Sep, there were at least 26,262 armed clashes and attacks, displacing 1,662,000 people since Feb 2021. Junta troops continued their violent crimes.
  • Junta jailers brought to heel by hunger strike.
  • Too corrupt even for the junta: coup leader sacks protégé.
  • ASEAN concludes the summit with the introduction of a troika of special envoys.
  • Thai MP blasts junta incursion into Thailand.
  • Isolated junta reaches out to BRICS, North Korea, and Belarus.
  • Shattered healthcare system faces diseases spread and puts HIV patients at risk.
  • Junta moves ahead with forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees, and aims to refoul 7,000 by the end of year.
  • Cash starved junta robs overseas workers with 25% remittance tax.
  • In preparation of sham elections, the junta moves ahead with census and biometric data capture.
  • The junta’s attempted coup turns Burma into an online scam haven.

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