As the protest against the coup in Myanmar (Burma) continues to spread, military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has addressed the nation on television.
He promises that there will be no return to the former military regime, but elections and power will be transferred to the winner. The army top is annoyed by the growing protest of the population against the coup and gives the demonstrators a warning.
Chief of Staff and leader of the junta that took power last week, General Min Aung Hlaing, sounded soothing to his suddenly announced television message. He justified his coup again by speaking of “electoral fraud” in the parliamentary elections at the end of last year.
However, no proof has been provided for this. Observers from the Carter Center (former US President Jimmy Carter) have not been able to identify gross irregularities.
He said there is now a government with “capable ministers” and ruled out Myanmar returning to military regimes as in the past.
The general promised that “there will now be a real and disciplined democracy.” Elections will be held, and the military will hand over power to whoever wins those elections, he promised.