Military Stages Coup In Myanmar, Declares 1 Year Emergency
Hyderabad, Feb 1: Myanmar military took the control of the country for one-year and many country’s senior leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi detained.
Military-owned Myawaddy TV announced citing a section of the military-drafted constitution allows the military to takes of control during emergency times in the nation.
It is learnt that the military claimed the government’s failure is the reason behind their act citing voter fraud in the last election and government’s failure to postpone the election due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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The intervention came after weeks of rising tensions between the military, which ruled the country for nearly five decades, and the civilian government over allegations of fraud in November’s elections.
The military last week signaled it could seize power to settle its claims of irregularities in the polls, which Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party won easily.
Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were detained in the capital Naypyidaw before dawn on Monday, NLD spokesman Myo Nyunt told AFP, just hours before parliament was meant to resume for the first time since the elections.
“The United States opposes any attempt to alter the outcome of recent elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition, and will take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.
Australia said the military was “once again seeking to seize control” of the country.
“We call on the military to respect the rule of law, to resolve disputes through lawful mechanisms and to release immediately all civilian leaders and others who have been detained unlawfully,” Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said.