Reuters / Updated: Jan 31, 2024, 17:39 IST
On Wednesday, Myanmar’s ruling junta reportedly prolonged a state of emergency in the strife-ridden country for an additional six months, as per military-controlled media. Having seized power through a coup three years ago, the military has consistently extended emergency rule. Reports indicated that the National Defence and Security Council of the country discussed the “current situation” in Myanmar, with unanimous support from all members for the extension of the state of emergency.
Myanmar’s junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (Photo: Reuters)
Myanmar’s ruling junta
on Wednesday extended for six months a
state of emergency
in the conflict-torn country, military-run media reported.
The military has repeatedly extended
rule since taking power in a coup three years ago.
The reports said the country’s
National Defence and Security Council
addressed the “current situation” in Myanmar and all members showed support for extending the state of emergency.
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