Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. Photo: AFP
Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. Photo: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Unlike the Myanmar coup, some takeovers in Chinese history were welcomed

  • One of the most famous coups in Chinese history was the Chenqiao mutiny, which led to the nation’s reunification
  • There was minimal fighting and virtually no bloodshed, and the new emperor was treated with the utmost courtesy

Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. Photo: AFP
Representatives from the Karen ethnic group take part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon, on February 11. Photo: AFP
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