Myanmar’s President Win Myint And the Actual Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Were Arrested

Arrest Aung San Suu Kyi and declare a one-year state of emergency

The spokesperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Myanmar’s ruling party, stated on February 1 that Myanmar’s Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other senior officials of the ruling party were “taken away by the military and detained” during an early morning raid .

For the first time, the Burmese military responded to this coup, saying it was a response to election fraud and declared a one-year state of emergency.

According to comprehensive foreign media reports, Myo Nyunt, the spokesperson of Myanmar’s ruling party “National League for Democracy,” confirmed that Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of the ruling party were arrested in a raid this morning. He bluntly said: “According to what we see now Circumstances, we have to guess that the military is launching a coup.” Miao Niu also revealed to media that he could be detained at any time.

The Myanmar military only said last Saturday (January 30) that it would respect the constitution. Unexpectedly, it has raided and detained senior government officials. The military responded. The Myanmar military claimed that the arrest of senior government officials was a response to election fraud. A one-year state of emergency was declared.

Jonathan Head, a BBC correspondent in Southeast Asia, reported that there are soldiers on the streets of Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw and the main city of Yangon. According to the BBC branch in Myanmar, the telephone and Internet lines in Nay Pyi Taw have been cut off. According to news, the soldiers also took them away from the homes of chief ministers in several areas. This Saturday, the Myanmar National Defense Forces promised to abide by the constitution because people are increasingly worried that they are preparing for a coup.

It is reported that last Friday, several diplomatic missions in Myanmar including Australia, Canada and the European Union issued a joint statement warning of a military coup in Myanmar. The Myanmar military accused foreign missions of making “unreasonable assumptions” on Sunday.


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