Myanmar military says opponents headed for failure in call for revolt

by Reuters
Tuesday, 7 September 2021 10:34 GMT

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Myanmar's ruling military said on Tuesday a call for revolt by the shadow National Unity Government (NUG) was a bid to gain international attention and recognition from the United Nations General Assembly that would not succeed.

The NUG is seeking to destabilise the country, including disrupting a national coronavirus vaccination programme, but it is heading for failure, military spokesman Zaw Min Tun said, according to the Telegram channel of army-owned Myawaddy television. (Reporting by Reuters Staff; Writing by Martin Petty Editing by Gareth Jones)

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