Myanmar Military May Extend Emergency Rule by Up to Two Years


Reporters from outside Myanmar were invited by Myanmar’s military on a weeklong tour of Yangon and Naypyidaw. 

The tour provided insight into the outlook and workings of a military government disconnected from the majority of people across the country. During an hourlong conversation, Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun never wavered from the military’s message of righteousness—in overthrowing the country’s civilian government and in using violence to consolidate power in the two months since.

Zaw Min Tun refused to give an exact estimate of when the military would allow Myanmar to return to some form of civilian rule, suggesting the military could extend its ongoing state of emergency order for as long as two years.

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