2021年11月27日

Military law is in place in parts of Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, March 14, Xinhua News Agency Myanmar’s National Governing Council announced on the evening of the 14th, the imposition of military law in part of Yangon.

According to the National Governing Council of Myanmar (NMCC), some factories in Yangon’s Leydaya and Ribida townships were set on fire on the same day, and firefighters were stopped by a crowd when they rushed to the scene to make trouble. In order to effectively maintain stability and the rule of law, it was decided to impose military law in these two areas, with the administrative and judicial powers exercised by the military chief in Rangoon.

The National League for Democracy (NLD) won more than half of the seats in Burma’s federal parliament in November elections. The military and the NLD are at lopsided over the election results, with the military calling for an investigation by the election commission and a delay in the opening of the new federal parliament.

In the early hours of February 1 this year, President Win Myin, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and some senior officials of the NLD were detained by the military. Myanmar’s military then declared a one-year state of emergency and power was transferred to the head of the National Defense Forces, Min Aung Hlaing. On February 2, the National Governing Council of Myanmar was established, with Min Aung Hlaing as its chairman.

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