Myanmar people don't harbour hopes of international support: Shadow government minister

Peaceful protesters are now taking up arms against the regime through localised and autonomous "people's defence forces". PHOTO: REUTERS
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BANGKOK - Myanmar people resisting junta rule have come to terms with the reality that the international community will not come to their rescue, says a minister of Myanmar's shadow government.

"What our people realised is that we need to struggle by ourselves," Ms Zin Mar Aung, foreign affairs minister of Myanmar's National Unity Government (NUG), told The Straits Times on Friday (July 9). "We can't expect external support."

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