Myanmar army promises new elections amid protests | Daily News

Myanmar army promises new elections amid protests

Myanmar's military has repeated its promise to hold new elections and relinquish power as anti-coup protests continue across the country.
Army spokesman Brig Gen Zaw Min Tun once again claimed that the military took control after alleged voter fraud, but did not provide any evidence.
He also said a second criminal charge had been filed against the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Mass protests have been taking place since the military coup on 1 February.
The military has heightened its presence on the streets and deployed armoured vehicles in several cities in recent days in further signs of a potential crackdown on opposition demonstrations.
In the military's first news conference since toppling the government, spokesman Zaw Min Tun said the armed forces would not remain in power for long, and promised to "hand power back to the winning party" following a planned election.
He did not provide a date for the vote. (BBC News)