Myanmar’s State Administration Council Imposes Martial Law In Two Townships Of Yangon

Myanmar’s State Administration Council, yesterday, imposed martial law in the Hlaingthaya and Shwe Pyi Thar townships of Yangon region, state-run media reported.

The Council authorised the commander of Yangon region, to put the martial law into place, the announcement said.

The move came after some factories in the townships were burnt down, according to the report.

In Myanmar, a one-year state of emergency was declared on Feb 1, this year, and the state power was handed over to the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, chair of the newly formed State Administration Council.

Protests have been held in the Asian country since early last month, calling for release of the detained leaders.

Source: NAM News Network