Also this week, the coup leader offered another bizarre economic prediction, and the junta bristled as the world marked five years since the Rohingya exodus from Rakhine.
The Constitutional Court suspended Prayut’s official duties while it rules on an opposition claim that he has reached the end of his term limit as prime minister.
Also this week, the regime’s No. 2 kept a straight face while calling for a ‘free and fair’ vote, and China’s visiting top diplomat kept his distance from the junta boss.
Also this week, the junta said the NLD’s poll victories were social media propaganda, and responded to a US finding of genocide in Rakhine by blaming a few rogue troops.
The Irrawaddy lists Myanmar's presidents since the country gained independence in 1948.