YANGON, Feb 2 (NNN-MNA) – Myanmar’s National Defence and Security Council (NDSC), yesterday extended the state of emergency in the country for six more months.
According to a statement signed by Acting President, U Myint Swe, the emergency period is extended in accordance with Section 425 of the State Constitution, for six months from Feb 1, 2023, citing that, as unusual circumstances are happening in the country, only if the emergency period is extended, will the Commander-in-Chief accomplish his responsibilities.
The extension was made with approvals from all NDSC members attending the council’s meeting on Tuesday, the state-run media reported.
At the meeting, the acting president declared the extension of the state of emergency, and handed over the state power again to Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, under Section 419 of the constitution, it said.
Myanmar declared the state of emergency in Feb, 2021, for one year and then extended it twice until Jan 31, this year.– NNN-MNA