Myanmar Military Declares One-Year State of Emergency amid Fears of Coup

The Myanmar military declared a one-year state of emergency following the detention of the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi early this morning.


According to Reuters, Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party, National League for Democracy (NLD), including the President Win Myint were detained in morning raids on Monday amid fears of a military coup following a disputed election, citing the military.


Myanmar’s army said it had carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud” took place in November, 2020, that gave NLD the ability to form government, according to a statement on a military-owned television station.


Amid concern over a military coup, telephone and internet service are down in capital city Nay Pyi Taw and other major Myanmar’s cities. 

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