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Myanmar military: Guarantee the holding of elections and transferring power to the winner

Myanmar military: Guarantee the holding of elections and transferring power to the winner

Myanmar military spokesman Sa Mintun at a press conference on January 26. (Source: Video Screenshot)

Protests in Myanmar have continued since February 1, and the Myanmar military made public again on the 16th. Myanmar military spokesman Zaw Min Tun said at a press conference on February 16 that the military’s goal is to hold elections, and the military will also guarantee the holding of the elections and promise to transfer power to the party who won the election.

However, the spokesman still did not give the date of the election, but only stressed that “the military will not be in power for a long time”. At the same time, he also condemned the current protests in Myanmar, saying that the protesters had “incitement to violence and intimidation”.

After the political turmoil in Myanmar on February 1, the arrest of Myanmar’s senior state government Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other high-level government officials triggered the largest protest in Myanmar in more than a decade.

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country to protest and called for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer told the media on February 15 that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention will be extended to Wednesday (17th), which once again triggered public protests.

According to Reuters on the 16th, a large number of protesters blocked the main railway between Yangon and Myanmar cities and waved signs on the tracks.

According to the United Nations website on February 15, Christine Schraner Burgener, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Myanmar, talked to Su Win, the deputy commander-in-chief of the Myanmar army, again on the morning of the 15th, saying that the world is closely watching Myanmar.

Dian’s dynamic and said that the military’s peaceful protest against the people “any form of tough response can have serious consequences”.

Earlier, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres also expressed deep concern in a statement about the increasing use of force by the Myanmar military in response to protests.

Bergner said that he would maintain a channel of call with Myanmar’s military leaders and reiterated his urging to visit Myanmar as soon as possible and under certain conditions.

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