The Times Of India reported according to Reuters, Myanmar’s National Unity Government, formed by opponents of military rule, unveiled a new strategy on Tuesday aimed at pressuring the junta, including through action by militias and ethnic forces and urging bureaucrats to leave government posts.
The news website said, the acting president of the National Unity Government, Duwa Lashi La, said in a speech outlining its plans that the shadow government, which is made up of members in exile or in hiding, was declaring a state of emergency.
The Southeast Asian country is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast.
Myanmar is the largest country in Mainland Southeast Asia and the 10th largest in Asia by area.
It should be noted that for most of its independent years, the country has been engrossed in rampant ethnic strife.
Its myriad ethnic groups have been involved in one of the world’s longest-running ongoing civil wars.
Civil wars have been a constant feature of Myanmar’s socio-political landscape since the attainment of independence in 1948.