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After 50 days in power, Myanmar's junta is flailing desperately

Old tactics of coercion and control are not working

| Myanmar
Protesters give first aid to Phay Thein Kyaw, a coup protester shot during a crackdown in the Yangon township of Hlaing on March 17.   © Reuters

Philipp Annawitt served as an adviser to Myanmar's parliaments and government from 2015 to 2021. Moe Hteet is a political activist based in Myanmar. She writes here under a pen name.

Myanmar's coup was a big mistake.

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