Myanmar has a long history of military coup d'6tat. In February of 2021, the Myanmar military took over the government. The military's existing presence in everyday government and Myanmar's 2008 Constitution provides the military the ability to do so. Since the government takeover, violence against citizens has escalated and is legally justified. Additionally, Myanmar has a long history of violence against Rohingya Muslims. Therefore, the recent takeover made this ethnic minority group more susceptible to being ongoing victims of violence. This comment argues that China could end the 2021 military takeover and has incentive to do so. Furthermore, this comment notes that a constitutional amendment is required to remove the military's stronghold on the government and to make reparations to the Rohingya Muslims.
Victims of Violence: The Cyclical Military Takeover of the Myanmar Government,
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