Nay Pyi Taw, 28 October

The junta chief, who seized power by force on the grounds of voter fraud, has complained that they are not recognized by most foreign countries.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing made this complaint while meeting with members of the reshuffled military council on October 26.

The junta chief said that some countries recognized the elections held under the 2008 constitution, but some refused to recognize the military council for taking over state duties in accordance with the constitution due to voter fraud in the 2020 election.

According to Ko Min Thway Thit, a pro-democracy activist, “the military deviated from the democratic path and solved the political problem with a coup, so the international community does not recognize them.”

The military, led by General Min Aung Hlaing, detained the country’s leaders and seized power on the pretext of voter fraud in the 2020 general election.

In the last week of July 2021, the junta-appointed election commission annulled the results of the last election, while the international community urged the military council to respect the will of the voters and return power to the winning party.

Veteran politician U Pe Than pointed out that “Voter fraud is an issue for the Election Commission to resolve. Furthermore, the military should not arrest and imprison representatives granted power by civilians. The expulsion of the top opposition party, the NLD, by the military shows a lack of political integrity. Under the guise of the constitution, the military seized power.”

The United States and the West do not recognize the military council that seized power and have imposed more sanctions on the military council, which is committing war crimes against humanity.

Furthermore, the ASEAN barred the Myanmar junta from attending the summit since the military council failed to implement the Five-Point Consensus for solving the crisis.

The military council, which is not recognized by foreign countries, only engages with China and Russia and loses diplomatic battles to the National Unity Government (NUG).

According to ISP-Myanmar, a research group, over 10,000 battles have so far erupted between the junta army and resistance forces that mushroomed as a result of the military coup.

According to an October 26 report by the Assistance Association for the Political Prisoners (AAPP), more than 4,100 civilians have been killed by the military council, and about 19,600 are still in detention since the coup.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo- AFP

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