Burmese troops were in complete charge of the capital as they beat and terrorized anyone who dared oppose the military junta. A UN envoy did get a chance to visit with opposition leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi but military leaders refused to have anything to do with those from the outside of their controlled nation.
Critics are noting the failure of China and India to take strong action in defense of the rights of Burmese people. India’s economic expansion requires new sources of energy and they are looking fondly south to Myanmar as a major source. Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said: “We have strategic and economic interests to protect in Burman. It is up to the Burmese people to struggle for democracy, it is their issue.” Of course, in the history of Indian independence thousands of people fought alongside Indian leaders.