Members of the Myanmar military. The junta, which seized power in 2021, announced an amnesty for 7,000 prisoners on January 4 days after increasing 77-year-old democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi’s jail term to 33 years. Photo: AFP
Members of the Myanmar military. The junta, which seized power in 2021, announced an amnesty for 7,000 prisoners on January 4 days after increasing 77-year-old democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi’s jail term to 33 years. Photo: AFP
Myanmar

Myanmar’s shadow government raises US$100 million to topple military junta, fund democracy

  • Almost half the money is from sale of so-called Spring Revolution Special Treasury Bonds; ‘our investors know they will benefit only if this revolution is successful’
  • One person has given US$6 million, funds also raised through auction of properties, including mansions owned by junta chief; junta seized power in February 2021

Members of the Myanmar military. The junta, which seized power in 2021, announced an amnesty for 7,000 prisoners on January 4 days after increasing 77-year-old democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi’s jail term to 33 years. Photo: AFP
Members of the Myanmar military. The junta, which seized power in 2021, announced an amnesty for 7,000 prisoners on January 4 days after increasing 77-year-old democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi’s jail term to 33 years. Photo: AFP
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