Myanmar junta reiterates election plan after ex-Cambodia PM seeks Suu Kyi access

Myanmar’s military chief discussed plans to hold an election in the country with former Cambodian leader Hun Sen in talks this week, a senior official said, even as the ruling junta faces unprecedented pressure from an expanding armed resistance.


The military government has promised repeatedly to return Myanmar to democracy but has given no timeframe for when an election will happen.

Hun Sen, who stepped down as Cambodia’s prime minister last year after nearly four decades in charge, on Tuesday said he had asked junta leader Min Aung Hlaing if he could speak to detained Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, whose elected government the military deposed in a 2021 coup.

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