Myanmar military coup, Aung San Suu Kyi put in detention

A military coup has overthrown Myanmar’s government putting Aung San Suu Kyi and National League for Democracy (NLD) along with other political leaders in military detention.

As per details, Myanmar’s military has staged a coup declaring one-year ‘emergency’ over the disputed and controversial 2020 parliamentary election results.

Army troops have been seen patrolling the streets as Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other leaders have been detained by the Myanmar army.

The announcement of the military coup was made on a television broadcast on Myanmar military owned network. The power has now been handed to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, apprised the television broadcast.

Meanwhile communications been limited across the country and International and domestic TV channels, including the state broadcaster are also off air.

The development comes as Myanmar Army and government have been at odds over the results of parliamentary elections held back in November 2020 last year.

International Reactions

United Nation (UN), European Union (EU) Germany, France, United States, Australia, have voiced their concerns against the military coup and urging for the continuation of democratic process in Myanmar.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has termed the development as ‘serious blow to democratic reforms’ and has called for peace and prevention violence.

Meanwhile, US has called for immediate release of detained Myanmar leaders and has opposed attempts to alter the outcome of recent elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also ‘condemned’ the military coup in Myanmar.

The vote of the people must be respected and civilian leaders released, he said.