Protesters took to the streets early in the morning to avoid widespread arrests in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon. They sprayed red on city streets, sidewalks and bus stands on Tuesday (April 6th) local time. News Reuters. The protesters said, “The blood stains have not dried yet.” Protesters remember in a fancy way the people who were shot dead by the security forces during the anti-junta protests in Myanmar. In Yangon, the country’s largest city, they have sprinkled red everywhere, including on roads, sidewalks and bus stands.
“Don’t kill people for a small salary,” they told army members who fired on protesters at the behest of corrupt generals.
The military seized power in a coup on February 1. The people of the country have been protesting against this for two months. The Advocacy Group Association for Political Prisoners (APP) said about 560 people had been killed so far by security forces in the protests. About three and a half thousand have been detained.
Myanmar’s military has used various tactics to disrupt the flow of information into the country. They are controlling the internet. Wireless broadband service has been discontinued. However, journalists and those who have been able to access social media have posted pictures of the workers’ strike. The workers took part in the strike wearing gas masks against the regime in Mandalay town.
Meanwhile, local media outlet Mizima reported that the junta government had ordered the arrest of about 40 stars, models and influential people. A popular comedian was arrested on Tuesday.
Incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was chosen by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to form the government.
On Tuesday (April 6th), amid the ongoing political stalemate in Israel, he called on the country’s longtime prime minister, Netanyahu, to form a new government.
Earlier, Rivlin held lengthy talks with rival political parties in the absence of an absolute majority in the Knesset in the Israeli legislature.
He said no party leader could get the support he needed to form a government. Israel needs the support of 81 members of the 120-seat Knesset to form a government.
On March 23, the Israeli president began talks with the parties that won seats in the Knesset as neither party had won an absolute majority in the fourth round of general elections in two years.
In the talks with the president, the 52-member Knesset backed Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. On the other hand, Yesh Lapid, the party chief and former finance minister of Yes Atid, was nominated by 45 members.
Former defense minister and Yamina party chief Nafatli Bennett has the backing of seven members. The other three parties, which won 18 seats in the Knesset, refused to meet with President Rivlin.
The Israeli president said in his speech that if the law allowed him, he would leave the matter to the Knesset members to resolve.
“The president should not give responsibility to a candidate who is facing criminal charges,” he said, adding that the law required him to do so.
“Benjamin Netanyahu has the potential to form a government,” he said. Netanyahu, meanwhile, has called on Bennett and Gideon Sar, a former ally of the New Horizon Party, to support him in forming a government. Bennett, who is not committed to anyone, is almost unlikely to cooperate again in light of his conflicting relationship with Netanyahu.
On the other hand, Sar pointed to the corruption case of the Israeli Prime Minister and said that he will no longer serve under Netanyahu. As prime minister, he supported Yair Lapid. The corruption trial against Netanyahu resumed on Monday after the election. Netanyahu has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once.
Lapid said in a televised speech on Monday that he had proposed to Bennett to form a coalition government. According to the proposal, Bennett will first serve as prime minister, followed by Lapid. Bennett did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Now Netanyahu has to form a new Israeli government within the next 28 days. If necessary, he can apply to the President for an additional two weeks. However, if the government is not formed, the president will call on another candidate to form the government.