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Myanmar to free over 5,000 people after being expelled from ASEAN summit

Burma, ANI. The Myanmar army has announced the liberation of more than five thousand people. The military announced on Monday that more than 5,000 people arrested for opposing the coup would be freed.

The opponents will be freed on the occasion of the Thadingyut festival to be held on 20 October.

The junta chief on Monday said he was committed to peace and democracy after being pulled out of a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) scheduled for October 26-28. According to the VOA report, the head of Myanmar’s Junta Min Aung Hling made the announcement during a nationwide televised speech.

The VOA, citing news agencies, said, “Provocations by terrorist groups led to more violence.” Min Aung Huling said in a speech, where he appeared in civilian attire.

‘ “No one cares about their violence, and is only demanding that we resolve the issue,” he said. ASEAN should work on this.

Min Aung Hling, who led the February 1 coup, said his government had a five-pronged program to restore democracy in Myanmar. At the same time, ASEAN is inviting a non-political representative from the country.

On Saturday, Myanmar’s military government also expressed its disappointment over the exclusion of its leader, Min Aung Hlaing, from the upcoming ASEAN summit.



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