Myanmar Spring Chronicle – July 24 Scenes

MoeMaKa   July 25 2022

Daily life with snatch theft, robbery, murder & state murder

When you flip through the pages of a private-owned daily newspaper, you will see that there is more than one article of robbery news almost every day, like a jewelry shop robbery. It is daily headlines news of what is happening in big cities such as Yangon, Mandalay, Monywa and cities in other States and Divisions, not including robberies that happened in rural areas. This is only news of politically unrelated crimes, not including politically related crimes such as regional armed attacks, raids, destroying properties, looting and burning houses by the military.

In today’s news, there is news of robberies at gunpoint in a jewelry shop in Pyigyitagon Township, Mandalay and more at a mobile phone and second-hand motorbike shop and, taking away phones and bikes.

Incidents of bank robberies happening in one city or another more than once  a month can be read in the news. If you read the news, you can see that there are many incidents that have not been able to be aphrednded or solved. Like the junta troops are robbing and looting while doing political oppression in villages and small towns, robberies using small weapons such as guns, hand-made guns have already been widespread and are happening every day in one city or another. These events will have implications not only on day to day economy but on the entire society. In a situation where security and rule of law is significantly deteriorating, business investment will decrease and job opportunities will be lost. On the other hand, people are facing the consequences of a rise in commodity prices and the cost of services.

In this situation, the prospect of new investments and establishment of new businesses will decrease and it can lead to the prospect of withdrawing capital from existing assets and withdrawn back into foreign accounts.

Robberies didn’t just take place at precious jewelry shops, banks and phone shops, but this morning, cooling boxes filled with shrimps was snatched while waiting at a traffic light in Hlaing Tharya township, Yangon, according to a post on social media. While armed robberies are taking place, if you look at the fact that there are incidents of daily consumption items being robbed without a major weapon, it means that the economic downturn has already affected the livelihood of most people.

Will Myanmar be like Sri Lanka? Or whether it will be the second country where the economy has come to a standstill is a subject that has been talked about and written about for the past few days and Myanmar’s economic collapse will be accompanied by political upheaval and chaos, which will be unique.

While writing July 24th news, the bad news of July 25th morning was the Military Council’s newspaper reported that 4 people; leaders of the spring revolution, Ko Jimmy, Ko Zeyar Thaw, Ko Hla Myo Aung and Ko Thura Zaw had already been executed or hanged by the military council.

The news was released on July 24th. In the history of the military dictatorship, the execution by hanging the opposition revolutionary leaders was ever recorded.