Min Aung Hling, the military dictator who overthrew Myanmar’s democratic government, has declared himself the country’s new prime minister. Six months ago today, Myanmar’s military overthrew the democratic government led by Aung Sang Suu Kyi. Not only this, the army has put Su Qi under house arrest, while many of the other leaders have been imprisoned. Since then, Myanmar has been witnessing a series of violent protests against the military regime.
After the coup, the military regime has leveled various allegations against Suu Kyi. A court trial is set to begin again on Monday against Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of illegally possessing a walkie-talkie radio and breaking coronavirus protocols. In such a situation, it is believed that the military administration of Myanmar is trying to keep Aung San Suu Kyi away from the country’s politics by implicating him in many cases.
In a televised message on Sunday, General Min Aung Huling reiterated his promise to hold elections in the country by 2023 within two years and cooperate with Southeast Asian countries to find a political solution to the crisis. He also said that we should create conditions for conducting free and fair multi-party elections. We have to prepare for it. I promise to hold multi-party elections in this period.