Nay Pyi Taw, April (6)

The Anti-Terrorism Central Organization of the National Unity Government (NUG) announced on April 4 that the junta’s the Union Election Commission was designated as a terrorist organization.

The UEC’s actions cause panic among the public and force legitimate local institutions to take illegal actions, so it is designated as a terrorist organization, the statement said.

The Anti-Terrorism Central Organization said that it was announced with the consent of the NUG under the authority of Section 6, Sub-section (e) and Section 72 Sub-section (b) of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Additionally, the junta’s Union Election Commission is attempting to protect the 2008 Constitution, which the people do not at all support, by passing unjust rules and regulations that hinder the continuation of democratic political parties, according to the statement.

The military council and its allied political parties, on the other hand, use various methods to gain power through illegal means, and these people are also accused of collaborating in the military council’s violent action.

U Nay Phone Latte, the spokesperson of the NUG Prime Minister’s Office, told Than Lwin Times that this move is another declaration of the Union Election Commission being under the control of the terrorist military council, as a terrorist organization, and that the military council has no authority to dissolve 40 political parties.

A new Union Election Commission was formed after the military council announced the annulment of the election results following the February 1, 2021 coup led by General Min Aung Hlaing.

On March 28, the junta’s Union Election Commission (UEC) announced the dissolution of 40 political parties, including the National League for Democracy (NLD) and powerful ethnic parties that failed to re-register after the new political party registration law was enacted.

News – Than Lwin Times

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