Myanmar's military ruler promises to hold an election

Myanmar's military ruler has promised to hold an election and hand power to the winner.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was addressing the country on television, as nationwide protests against his coup last week intensified.

The military seized power last Monday, detaining democratically-elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her government, claiming there had been "huge discrepancies" in the November election.