Army denied threat, said – Our statement was misunderstood

The army has publicly complained many times that the election has been rigged.  (File photo: AP)

The army has publicly complained many times that the election has been rigged. (File photo: AP)

Myanmar coup: The statement said that the speech of General Min was misinterpreted. In the elections held on November 8 last year, the ruling ‘National League for Democracy’ party got 396 seats out of 476 seats.

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  • Last Updated:January 31, 2021 12:16 PM IS

Nepita The Myanmar Army on Saturday denied that its chief had threatened a coup following complaints of fraud in the election. The army said that the media has misinterpreted its meaning. Last week, there were tensions in Myanmar when an army spokesperson said that the possibility of a coup could not be ruled out if his complaints of large-scale fraud (Election Fraud) were ignored in the November election. .

The Commander-in-Chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, told senior officials on Wednesday that the constitution can be repealed if the laws are not implemented properly. The apprehension about this increased even more when armored vehicles were deployed on the roads in many big cities. In its statement issued on Saturday, the army said, ‘Some organizations and media’ said without any basis that the army has threatened to repeal the constitution.

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The statement said that General Min’s speech was misinterpreted. In the elections held on November 8 last year, the ruling ‘National League for Democracy’ party got 396 seats out of 476 seats. At the same time, the army-backed ‘Union Solidarity and Development’ party got just 33 seats. There was a coup in Myanmar in 1962. After this coup, the army ruled the country for 49 years.

The army has publicly complained many times that the election has been rigged. Also, the Army has asked the government and the Union Election Commission to review the elections again. It has been said that more than 80 lakh irregularities have been seen in the voter list of 314 townships. Because of this, voters have filed more than one ballot or any other disturbances have been done in voting. However, the Election Commission has said that no evidence has been found in support of rigging. A new session of Parliament is going to start in the capital Napita from Monday.

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