Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener said the military leadership, which seized power in the country's coup, was not afraid of new sanctions.
Speaking to reporters via video conference from Bern, Switzerland, Burgener discussed the events in Myanmar, where 38 people were killed on March 3.
Burgener said military officials in Myanmar who overthrew the Aung San Suu Kyi administration on February 1st warned that world states and the UN Security Council "can take strong measures."
"We have to learn to walk with a few of our friends," Burgener said in response when he warned that Myanmar could be isolated following the events.
Burgener said she has received as many as 2,000 messages from people living in Myanmar so far, while also meeting daily with members of parliament and Deputy Commander-in-Chief Soe Win.
"I think the military was surprised to see that what it didn't work as it did in 1988, 2007, and 2008," Burgener said, recalling military interventions in Myanmar's history.