|General MAH will be hanged very soon.|
On Jan 31, the politicians the coup makers wanted to arrest had all assembled in Nay Pyi Taw for the next day's installation of newly elected members of parliament. On Feb 1, shortly after their early morning coup, the Tatmadaw's leaders probably slapped each other on the back and congratulated themselves. Mission accomplished.
How wrong they were. As we know now, the Tatmadaw's violent act did not only contravene the constitution they themselves had put in place, it also showed how out of touch with reality the Tatmadaw leadership was. Over a short period of about 10 years the country had started to transform, and a new socio-political reality had emerged. A return to the dark days of military regimes was unimaginable. The Tatmadaw had miscalculated their move.