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Myanmar’s shadow Govt. to create its own Police force

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Myanmar's military has labelled its opponents including the shadow National Unity Government (NUG) as ‘terrorists’ .

MYANMAR: A parallel government opposed to military rule in Myanmar announced today it was forming its own police force, in its latest effort to hamper the junta’s efforts to govern after a coup last year.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the overthrow of Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, which ended a decade of tentative democracy and sparked nationwide opposition by groups determined to force the generals to cede power.

The NUG said it was ready to take responsibility for domestic law enforcement with a police force accepted by the people.

Its purpose was “to take lawful action against the terrorist military council for committing human rights violations, war crimes and terrorism acts against the people,” the NUG said in a statement.

It is not immediately clear how and when the NUG would form and operate a police force and how many personnel it would recruit. Spokespersons for the NUG and the ruling military council could not immediately be reached by Reuters for comment.About 700,000 people have been displaced by fighting and instability in Myanmar since the coup, according to the United Nations. — THE MALAY MAIL


Thursday, June 9, 2022 – 01:00

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