Nay Pyi Taw, February (25)

 The military leader stated that population statistics are incomplete to be accurate in the midst of political conflicts, so the nationwide census will be re-collected to obtain accurate data.

General Min Aung Hlaing made this remark at the first meeting with the newly-formed military council on February 23, after he extended the state of emergency for six months.

The military leader said that since it has been almost ten years since the last census was collected, it is necessary to conduct another nationwide census for accurate information, and only then can the vote lists be correct.

In addition, he said that in the next six months, he will consult with the members of the newly-formed military council on the issues that will be carried out politically, economically, and socially for the state, and efforts will be made to accomplish future plans and objectives.

The military leader also added that due to the attacks of some EAOs and PDFs, the country is still not 100% stable, and there is still a need to continue to maintain peace and stability.

He said that martial law has been declared in some townships to ensure stability, and that this order is not intended to control the people.

Marshall law was enacted to effectively control the activities of the rebel factions, but it has increased social unrest and insecurity among residents of the townships where it is in place, the locals told Than Lwin Times.

The military leader admitted at the last National Defense and Security Council meeting that there is no stability in 132 townships and instructed the relevant military commanders to impose martial law in 47 townships across eight regions and states.

Military and political analysts believe that the civil war between the army and the armed resistance organizations may flare up rapidly during the six months of this emergency period, and the local population will probably be more impacted.

News-Than Lwin Times

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