On the morning of February 1st, Myanmar's military imprisoned prominent political figures and imposed a yearlong state of emergency, alleging fraud in the November election. Protesters have since taken to the streets in what has been Myanmar’s largest civil disobedience movement in over a decade. So what led to this coup? What are these protesters demanding? And why?
To unpack these questions and more, our host Sruthi Palaniappan is joined by Kyaw Win, the Executive Director of the Burma Human Rights Network. To hear the perspective of the conversations and demands on the ground in Myanmar, our correspondent Laura Caccia engages with Oxford’s MPP own Burma Graduate Scholar, Nyan San Lwin.
The executive producer for this season of OPP is Lian Ryan-Hume. This episode was researched by Laura Caccia and Nyan San Lwin, produced by Sruthi Palaniappan, and edited by Allisha Azlan and Sruthi Palaniappan. To keep up with the latest on our episodes, follow us on Instagram @OxfordPolicyPod_ and Twitter @OxfordPolicyPod.