What lies behind Myanmar’s heart of darkness: Speaking of Asia Ep 2

  • 11 Jun 2021

Speaking Of Asia Ep 2: What lies behind Myanmar’s heart of darkness 11:33 mins Synopsis: Join The Straits Times's associate editor Ravi Velloor, in this series of podcasts based on his weekly columns on Asian issues, as he distils his experience from four decades of covering the continent. In this second episode, he explains the history behind Myanmar’s current tensions, and the less-reported but complicated relationship between deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military that ousted her on Feb 1. He discusses the country’s troubled history and its relevance in today’s crisis: Latest state of power play in Myanmar throwing off anti-Covid campaign (1:17) Why last general election’s results were problematic for Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s current military supremo (2:18) The complicated historical link between Myanmar’s founding father General Aung San, the military and his third child Suu Kyi (4:57) Understanding Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts, and Suu Kyi’s defence of the military’s actions against the Rohingya (7:06) A glimpse of hope for Myanmar despite deep roots of despair (9:48) Read Ravi Velloor's columns: https://www.straitstimes.com/authors/ravi-velloor Produced by: Ravi Velloor (velloor@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis and Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Aleemah Basirah Subscribe to our Asian Insider Podcast channel to follow our various shows each week and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h  Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Follow Ravi Velloor on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RaviVelloor Read & subscribe to the Asian Insider newsletter: https://www.straitstimes.com/tags/asian-insider Discover Asian Insider Videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnK3VE4BKduMSOntUoS6ALNp21jMmgfBX --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: https://str.sg/J6hQ Discover BT Podcasts:  http://bt.sg/podcasts Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.