The general's announcement would place Myanmar in the military's grip for nearly two and a half years – instead of the initial one-year timeline the junta announced days after the coup.
Meanwhile deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has suffered a legal setback after a judge denied her lawyers’ motion to disqualify prosecution testimony against her on a sedition charge.
Despite international pressure, the junta continues to hold power and has not given ground to protestors.
Military shells positions held by newly formed Chinland Defence Forces, which has led fighting in Mindat town in northwestern Chin State.
New designation means anyone including journalists speaking to lawmakers and politicians ousted in a February coup can be subjected to charges under counter-terrorism laws.
Karen rebel group calls for unity among all ethnic fighters as seven people are reportedly shot dead in fresh protests against military regime.
Early prisoner releases are customary during major holidays, but this is the second time the ruling junta has done so since it overthrew the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi,
"This [the Molotov newsletter] is our response to those who slow down the flow of information –– and that's a threat to us," thirty-year-old Lynn Thant, not his real name, says.
Ten ethnic rebel groups say they "firmly stand with the people" during their online meeting to review nationwide truce that was brokered by ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi's government.
US and Britain impose sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates as security forces are reported to have killed five more protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent.
Hundreds of people imprisoned for protesting last month’s coup were released on Wednesday in the first apparent gesture by the military to try to placate the protest movement sparked by the February 1 toppling of Aung San Suu Kyi's government.
Opposing the military takeover of the state, Myanmar citizens have staged protests across the country while putting their lives at risk.
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