Myanmar Military launches State Administrative Council

The regime in Myanmar headed by the Army has announced a new State Administrative Council. The council headed by the Army Chief General Min Aung Hlaing and has 11 members.

Key Points

  • Out of the 11 members of the State Administrative Council, eight are from the military.
  • General Min Aung Hlaing while addressing the meeting of the Union Government announced that election matters and COVID-19 prevention and containment will be prioritized.
  • Also, voting frauds will be exposed.
  • The Military Government has also announced the reconstitution of the Union Election Commission for implementing the duties and functions.
  • The United Nations Security Council held closed consultations to reach a consensus statement on Myanmar developments.
  • According to the UN press briefing, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Christine Schraner Burgener asked the council members to send a clear signal in support of democracy in Myanmar.
  • Myanmar Civil Disobedience Movement has been formed in opposition to the military takeover in the country. The staff at 70 hospitals and medical departments in 30 towns across the country has stopped work.

On February 1, the military took over the Myanmar Government. After the seizing of the country by the military, Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained. This comes after the landslide victory of Suu Kyis party in elections in the country in November. The military has regarded the win as a result of fraud votes and hence military is taking over.

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