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UNP condemns Myanmar coup

The United National Party (UNP) has condemned the recent military coup in Myanmar. In 2011 the Democratic reforms in Myanmar began with the country holding their first post-military elections in 2015. The November 2020 General-Elections was the second phase of this Democratic process. The actions of the military have threatened the progress made in the country, the UNP stated.

It said: “Last year’s General Elections in Myanmar saw an overwhelming majority of the populace vote for the National League for Democracy (NLD). The assumption of office by Myanmar’s elected state legislature would have been another step forward in the Democratization of the country.

We urge the military in Myanmar to immediately reverse their decision to arrest the elected officials of the NLD. Parliament must be allowed to convene, and the President, Prime Minister and Members of Myanmar’s Parliament must be allowed to reassume duties.”