Myanmar junta chief to extend emergency rule for 6 months -state media

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(Reuters) -The head of Myanmar’s junta, Min Aung Hlaing, will extend the state of emergency in the country for a further six months, state media said on Monday, reporting that the junta’s national defence and security council had given its approval. The junta first declared a state of emergency after seizing power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup in February last year. “The members (of the security council) unanimously supported the proposal to extend the period of the declared state of emergency for another six months,” the Global New Light of Myanmar reported. “In ou…

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