Myanmar army ruler promises elections Myanmar’s military junta said the election would be held by August 2023, six months after the military extended the deadline for expulsion of Aung San Suu Kyi, and the state of emergency would be lifted.
“We will complete the state of emergency by August 2023,” military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said in a television speech.
“We promise that multi-party elections will take place without contests,” he added.
Myanmar army ruler promises elections The general’s announcement will put Myanmar under military occupation for almost two and a half years, replacing the first announcement announced by military junta a few days after the coup.
He said military junta is ready to work with a special envoy appointed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
“Myanmar is ready to work on ASEAN cooperation within the framework of ASEAN, including dialogue with the ASEAN Special Envoy.”
ASEAN Foreign Ministers will meet on Monday, saying diplomats are working to complete a special mission to end the violence and facilitate dialogue between military junta and its opponents.
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In April, Military Junta agreed with ASEAN on five “reductions” and called for the end of violence, political negotiations, and the appointment of a regional envoy.
Myanmar’s army has endured six months of anxiety since it expelled the Aung San Suu Kyi administration and ended the country’s democratic trials ten years ago.
Despite the violence that killed nearly 1,000 people, military junta solidified its position after a deadly crackdown on ongoing street protests on a limited scale.
Military junta canceled the 2020 election results in late July, claiming more than 11 million fraudulent votes.
“Myanmar’s military junta responded to the public rebellion against the coup with murder, torture, and arbitrariness that wanted to respect the government, reflecting last year’s election results and the will of the people,” said Brad Adams, director of Human Asia. Said. Rights watch.
“These attacks on the population are crimes against humanity and the responsible person must be held accountable.”
Thousands of civil servants and other workers have been dismissed for participating in the protest, adding turmoil to the country, or are still on strike in support of a national lawless campaign.
The outbreak of the coronavirus swallowed the health system and left many hospitals empty due to strikes by health care workers to drive democratization.
In June, the UN General Assembly condemned the coup and passed a rare resolution calling for the restoration of the country’s democratic transition.