The shadow government of Myanmar criticised the army chief of staff

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Members of a shadow government formed by opponents of Myanmar’s coup denounced the country’s military ruler for assuming the post of prime minister in a caretaker government on Monday (Aug 2), saying the move was intended to gain legitimacy.
Six months after the army seized power by toppling an elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, military ruler Min Aung Hlaing announced in an address on Sunday.
The “Provisional Government” takes over from the State Administration Council (SAC), which has been in charge of Myanmar since the coup. It is led by Min Aung Hlaing.
“The transition from a military council to a caretaker government reflects their preparation for an international diplomatic battle, trying to prove that they are a government,” said Aung Myo Min, minister for human rights in the National Unity Government (NUG), which was formed in April by various groups including members of Suu Kyi’s party and pro-democracy activists.
In a Facebook post, Aung Myo Min wrote, “There is no ignoring the reality that the military is not elected by the people.”
The caretaker administration was established “in order to execute the country’s obligations quickly, simply, and efficiently,” according to a newsreader on state-run Myawaddy television on Sunday. Min Aung Hlaing reiterated his commitment to organising elections by 2023 and stated that his government was willing to collaborate with a regional envoy on Myanmar in his address.

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