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Monday, March 15, 2021, 14:11
Martial law imposed in 4 more townships of Yangon in Myanmar
By Xinhua
Monday, March 15, 2021, 14:11 By Xinhua

People run past makeshift barricades set up by protesters, during a crackdown by security forces on demonstrations against the military coup, in Hlaing Tharyar township in Yangon on March 14, 2021. (PHOTO / AFP)

YANGON - Myanmar's State Administration Council on Monday has added martial law in North Dagon, South Dagon, Dagon Seikkan and North Okkalapa townships of Yangon region, according to the announcement of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.

The council gave the administrative and judicial power to the commander of Yangon region to perform security, maintain the rule of law and tranquility, according to the announcement.

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On Sunday, martial law was also imposed in the Hlaingthaya and Shwe Pyi Thar townships of Yangon region after some factories in the townships were burnt down.

A one-year state of emergency was declared in Myanmar on Feb. 1 this year and the state power was handed over to the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, chair of newly formed State Administration Council.

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The move came after some factories in the townships were burnt down, according to the report.

Protests have been held in the Asian country since early last month, calling for release of detained leaders.  

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