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Myanmar junta extends state of emergency for 6 months

The military junta in Myanmar has extended the state of emergency for another six months.

“Myanmar military regime has extended its rule for another six months,” The Irrawaddy news website reported on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian nation marked two years of military rule.

The Burmese military, locally known as Tatmadaw, launched a military coup on Feb. 01 in 2021 overthrowing the government of the National League for Democracy and imprisoning its leadership, including Aung San Suu Kyi.

Soon after removing the NLD administration, Junta imposed a state of emergency and extended it again on Wednesday.

The latest step by the military administration comes as the junta is mulling holding elections in the country.

Video and photos from the Buddhist-majority nation showed many areas witnessed strikes against the military rule today.

According to the UN, over 1.5 million people were displaced in the past two years, with more than five million children in dire need of humanitarian aid in Myanmar.

At least 2,890 people lost their lives at the hands of the military and those working with them, while 767 were initially taken into custody since the military took power, the UN data showed.

Source: Anadolu Agency