Myanmar Army Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on presidential ambitions & military role

NAY PYI TAW: Myanmar’s military chief has defended the role of the military in helping the country’s transition to democracy. The army currently represents 25 per cent of members in parliament, and there have been calls to reduce its role. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told Channel NewsAsia in an interview that he is aware […]

Myanmar’s military says will not unilaterally stage a coup

YANGON: Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief gave the assurance on Wednesday (Jan 21) that the military would not unilaterally stage a coup. However, it would not hesitate to step in to restore law and order if the president instructed. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Channel NewsAsia, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing also cautioned that external groups […]

Myanmar not ready for reduced military role in Parliament: Army chief

YANGON: Myanmar’s military chief feels his country is not ready for a reduced military role in Parliament. In an exclusive interview with Channel NewsAsia, Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing said the military needs to be in Parliament because the country is still a young democracy. The current Constitution mandates a 25 percent military representation in Parliament. […]