At the ongoing ASEAN summit, they were able to make a decision that would upset the military council. That is, Myanmar, which will hold the rotating chairmanship in 2026, has been diverted to the Philippines. This decision was made by ASEAN countries without even consulting the military council. Very embarrassing for the military council. The warlords are completely untouchable.
This kind of incident happened during the previous military regime. Under U Than Shwe, when Myanmar was about to take over as the rotating chairman of ASEAN, the United States and the EU strongly opposed it, so they had to give it up. The situation now is worse than it was then. Military leaders have closed the door to politics.