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Myanmar military ruler addresses nation as protests intensify

2021-02-09 07:07:36       source:The Aljazeera

Febuary 8, 2021

Myanmar’s new military rulers have imposed a curfew in the country’s two biggest cities and banned gatherings of more than five people, as they seek to stop growing protests against last week’s military coup.

The decrees issued on Monday came as Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, in a televised address to the nation, called on the public to prioritise facts and not feelings and repeated the claim that there were irregularities in November’s election that were ignored.

The military ruler’s remarks were his first since he led the coup against de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government on February 1, in a move that has sparked widespread protests and triggered international condemnation.

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