More repression in Myanmar

August 8 was the 29th anniversary of the uprising in 1988 against the military dictatorship in Myanmar. While that uprising was repressed, the fight against repression has continued. The new democratically elected government has not fulfilled people’s expectations with human rights abuses still widespread in the country. These can be seen in the continuation of the ethnic cleansing of the Rohinga people, the various wars against ethnic minorities, and the targeting of workers. The military’s ability to use its political and economic influence is seen as the main problem facing human rights and labour activists.