Aung San Suu Kyi arrest and the Myanmar army seizes power
On this day on February 01, 2021, a few hours ago, Aung San Suu Kyi and a number of top ruling party officials arrest by Myanmar army.
Meanwhile, few hours after the arrests, Myanmar’s state television announced a state of emergency for a year.
Myanmar army seizes power
The military coup was the result of escalating tensions between the government and the military since the last election. Foreign media quoting the Myanmar military as saying that it was working to overthrow Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hailing.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won a landslide victory in the November election. However, the military accuses the election of being rigged.
Meanwhile, Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the ruling party have been taken into custody by the military in the wake of Myanmar’s parliament’s post-election session today.
The election last November was the country’s second most democratic since the end of more than half a century of military rule.
Until the advent of a democratic approach in 2011, military rule was in place in Myanmar.
Foreign media have reported that internet connections, as well as some telephone services, have been disrupted in major cities in Myanmar.