National Defense and Security Council meeting to be held on February 1


January 21, 2023 (Narinjara)

The Military Council announced that a meeting of the National Defense and Security Council (NDSC) will be held on February 1 st - the 2nd anniversary of the military coup.

 

Major General Zaw Min Tun, who is the spokesperson of the Military Council, said to the foreign press, After two years, we have to report to the National Defense and Security Council. I want to tell you to watch what will be presented there. 

 

According to the 2008 constitution, the emergency period can be extended twice by calling a meeting of the NDSC, the first term of 1 year and the second term of 6 months. During the military coup, the NDSC convened two meetings and extendedthe term of the coup.

 

It has been officially announced that a general election will be held in 2023 after the extension, and currently the Military Council is conducting population censuses in order to hold the election.

 

According to the 2008 constitution, the National Defense and Security Council (NDSC) is composed of the President, two Vice-Presidents, the Speaker of the People’s  Hluttaw, the Speaker of the National Hluttaw, the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services, the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Home Affairs, the Minister of Border Affairs.

 

In the NDSC meeting held one the day after the military coup subsequently, the Acting President of Myanmar U Myint Swe, the current Chairman of the Military Council, the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces .Vice Senior General Soe Win, the Speaker of the Peoples Hluttaw T Khun Myat, and the Minister of Defense, theMinister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Home Affairs, the Minister of Border Affairs all appointed by the Military Council attended.

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