State of emergency in Myanmar extended for another six months

Police arrested pro-democracy protesters in Yangon (Myanmar). Photo: Reuters. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

YANGON, Jul 31, 2023, Xinhua. Myanmar’s National Defense and Security Council (NDSC) decided on Monday to extend the state of emergency in the Southeast Asian country for another six months, Xinhua reported.

According to the council’s statement signed by Acting President U Myint Swe, the emergency period was extended in accordance with the Section 425 of the State Constitution for six more months starting from Aug. 1.

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