The powerful army carried out a coup in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize and now leader of the country “Arrested” Announced by the Army, Monday 1Is In February, Mayo Nyunt, spokesman for the National League for Democracy (LND).
Burmese President Win Mint and several senior members of the ruling party were arrested in the early hours of the morning. “It simply came to our notice then [Aung San Suu Kyi] He was imprisoned in Naipida [la capitale du pays] ; We assume the military is plotting a coup. ”, Mayo Nyunt said.
The military then declared a state of emergency for a year. Army Chief General Min Aung Haling – the country’s most powerful man – is now concentrating on power. “Legislative, Administrative, Judicial”Another General Mint Swee was appointed interim president. This decision is needed to protect “Stability” The military said in a statement on the military television station NAME. They alleged that the Election Commission had failed to address this “Major Irregularities” In their opinion, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won a landslide victory in the November 2020 assembly elections.
The leaders demanded their release
The United States and Australia responded quickly and called on the Burmese military to release all political leaders; Australian Foreign Minister Maurice Payne blamed “Seek again to take control” From the country.
“The United States opposes any attempt to alter the results of the recent election or to prevent a democratic transition in Burma. [les arrestations] Has not given up ”White House spokeswoman Jen Zaki responded to the statement.
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Singapore and India expressed their views “Deep concern”, When the Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations recalled the significance of the 2008 Constitution, “Specially designed to ensure that military power is deeply rooted and protected.”.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, “Strongly condemned” Arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi. These developments are a major blow to democratic reforms in Burma. “
The diplomat told AFP that the long-running UN Security Council meeting on Burma could be taken up immediately and would be brought forward earlier this week due to the latest developments.
Capture of Yangon Town Hall
A few hours later, Burmese troops captured the Yangon town hall. An Agency France-Presse (AFP) correspondent said five military trucks were deployed inside the town hall and that soldiers were repelling people at the entrance.
Internet access was severely disrupted. The telecommunications problems started around 3 am on Monday (…) It may also limit the coverage of events. ” Currently, NGO netblocks have been warned. AFP reports that telephone communications, especially to and from Naipaul, have been severely disrupted.
As a result, the banks were temporarily closed “From 1Is February “ , According to a statement from the Banks Association of the country. AFP media outlets commented that people lined up in front of vending machines to withdraw money.
Fraud was condemned during the Assembly elections
The incident took place just before the start of the first session of Parliament, which was the result of the last assembly elections. Election under the guise of Kovid-19 Pandemic “He was not free or just”, Army spokesman Major General Sam Tun assured at a recent press conference.
Fears heightened when Army Chief General Min Aung Hlaing announced the constitution “Invalid” In certain circumstances. The military claims to have identified millions of fraud cases involving thousands of minors or minors.
More than a dozen embassies, including the United States and the European Union delegation, made the request to Burma on Friday. “Meet Democratic Standards”, Joins the UN in a chorus of international concerns about a possible coup. « [Nous] We oppose any attempt to alter the election results or to obstruct the democratic transition in Burma. ”, They had written.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, which has been widely criticized internationally for its handling of the Rohingya Muslim crisis, won a landslide victory in November 2020. This is the second general election since 2011 when the government that ruled the country for half a century was dissolved. However, the military retains significant control over the three main ministries (domestic, defense, and borders).