Myanmar military television said Monday that the military was taking control of the country for one year, while reports said many of the country’s senior politicians including Aung San Suu Kyi had been detained. An announcement read on military-owned Myawaddy TV cited a section of the military-drafted constitution that allows the military to take control in times of national emergency. It said the reason for takeover was in part due to the government’s failure to act on the military’s claims of voter fraud in last November’s election and its failure to postpone the election because of the coronavirus crisis. The announcement and the declaration of a state of emergency follows days of concern about the threat of a military coup – and military denials that it would stage one – and came on the morning the country’s new Parliament session was to begin. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy released a statement on one of its Facebook pages saying the military’s actions were unjustified and went against the constitution and the will of voters. The statement urged people to oppose Monday’s “coup” and any return to “military dictatorship.” It was not possible to confirm who posted the message as NLD… Read full this story
- Myanmar State Counsellor highlights importance of ties with Vietnam
- Deadly Clashes Hit Kokang Region in Myanmar's Northern Shan State
- Myanmar nationalists hold pro-military rally amid tensions with government
- ASEAN Summit Seems to Ignore Rohingya Crisis in Member State Myanmar
- Civilians in Myanmar Trapped After Rohingya Insurgents Ambush Police Posts
- Do Graves in Myanmar Mark Where Rohingya Militants Killed Hindu Villagers?
- Voyage of Vietnam-Myanmar friendship
- Myanmar Military Continues Attacks Against Ethnic Rebels
- China's censors tried to control the narrative on a hero doctor's death. It backfired terribly.
- Amber Alert: Child recovered after father allegedly stabs mother in San Jose
Military takes control of Myanmar; Aung San Suu Kyi reported detained have 301 words, post on punemirror.indiatimes.com at February 1, 2021. This is cached page on VietMaz. If you want remove this page, please contact us.