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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military woos ethnic minorities after coup

Junta aims to demonstrate better governance than ousted Suu Kyi

Demonstrators protest the military coup in Myanmar in Yangon on Feb. 11, demanding the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.    © Reuters

BANGKOK -- With Myanmar's military in full control of the country since a Feb. 1 coup, the junta is now trying to win over ethnic minorities in the face of continuing street protests against the takeover.

For decades the military has been locked in a violent struggle with minority groups demanding greater autonomy. The military hopes to justify the coup by bringing the civil war under control and highlighting its ability to govern.

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