Myanmar’s coup marks a continuing worldwide retreat from democracy

By T-Fai Yeung Myanmar’s coup is part of the retreat from democracy around the world. Some commentators see the balance of power swinging against the global democratic bloc unless a way can be found to deter the armed forces from committing crimes against humanity. Did the military over-react? February 1, 2021 was when the government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) was due to hold its first legislative meeting and form a cabinet, but the armed forces shocked the world by detaining key NLD figures including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint. Commander-in…

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