CNI News
19 January 2024

The political community is discussing regarding how the State Administration Council led by Sr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing will move forward after its six month term.

The state of emergency was extended for six months for the second time according to the Section-425 of the constitution at the meeting of the National Defense and Security Council on 31st July 2023 and this term will expire in the not too distant future.

At present, due to the lack of stability, elections could not be held. So, the SAC would probably extend the state of emergency for another six months, U Li Paw Reh, chairman of the Lisu National Development Party (Dulei Party) told CNI News.

" The current six month term will expire in the end of this month. The political situation has not been stable as yet. So, I deem that the SAC will extend for another six months."he Said.

While the meeting of the National Defense and Security Council is being held

Myanmar Tatmadaw will have already taken power for three years on 1st February 2024 after declaring the state of emergency on 1st February 2021.


There are also speculations among political circles that it may appear a transitional government or a coalition government after 31st January 2024.


There may be changes in the administration after the six month tenure of the SAC, U Myo Kyaw, spokesperson of the United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) told CNI News.


The State Administration Council Chairman's Office Ministries Formation and Assignment Statement

"They won't give up power. They have taken power because they want to get it. But there's one thing that they have already lost a lot of their people. We have expected if they will change people in their administration because military dictatorship contains more than a person. But no matter how they change, we will fight against the dictator and his party. There will be problems in our country as long as soldiers have held the State power." he said.

In the current situation, the SAC is experiencing military and political crises and the political community is watching how the SAC will move forward.

Saying the NLD government was trying to form a government without solving the vote list dispute in the 2020 general election, the Tatmadaw toppled down the government on 1st February 2021 and has take power after declaring the state of emergency.

Ministry 1, 2 and 4 at Office of Chairman of the State Administration Council were newly formed on 8th January 2024 and General Moe Aung was appointed as the National Security Advisor instead of Lt-Gen Yar Pyae.


After that, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (Navy) Admiral Moe Aung was replaced with Chief of Staff (Navy) Lt-Gen Zwe Win Myint.