as expected! Burma’s military government extends the state of emergency for another six months.

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s junta has been given permission to extend the state of emergency for another six months, state media reported today, a move likely to halt elections the army has pledged to hold in August. Oct. further delayed

Myanmar has been in chaos since the army seized power in 2021, and the ensuing crackdown on dissent has sparked fighting in parts of the country while damaging the country’s economy. heavy

On the 2nd anniversary of the coup State media reported that the National Security and Defense Council had agreed to the request of junta leader Min Aung Hlaing. to extend the declaration of an emergency situation

“The state of emergency will be extended for another six months. Starting from Feb. 1, the sovereignty of the state will once again be transferred to the commander-in-chief,” said Acting President Myint Swe.

The announcement came as streets were empty and shops closed across the country in protest on the anniversary of the coup. and the Western powers have imposed a new round of sanctions on the generals.

The streets of Yangon are mostly empty by early morning. according to an AFP correspondent After activists urged people across the country to close their businesses and stay at home.

About 200 supporters of the army marched through the historic downtown district of Yangon in the afternoon. with some soldiers escorting

Meanwhile, the US Embassy In Yangon, it issued a warning of potential anti-democracy activity and violence during the anniversary. in Bangkok About 400 protesters gathered in front of the Myanmar embassy. where some shouted anti-military words and held pictures of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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