EFEBangkok

Myanmar's military junta on Wednesday asked citizens to report the activities of the shadow National Unity Government (NUG), made up of opposition politicians and activists, as well as those of civilian defense forces.

The military described the NUG and civilian defense forces as "terrorists," and accused them of "incitement" to "kill innocent people" and of "deteriorating [the] peace and stability" of the country, the junta-controlled newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar reported.

According to the military authorities, the NUG and its People's Defense Force (PDF) use social media to incite "terrorist acts" such as fires, bombings and killings against those who differ from their political ideals.

The self-proclaimed alternative government was formed in April by various groups opposed to the junta and seeks to restore democracy in Myanmar with the support and recognition of the international community.