Myanmar woke up to the new state of emergency by the powerful military of the country. The military has imprisoned the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and has taken the charge of the coup in the country. The military has verified that along with Aug San Suu Kyi other high-ranking NLD leaders have been in their custody.
Hours before the first session of the new legislature was scheduled to commence a news anchor reported on the armed forces-maintained channel that authority had been handing out to army chief Min Aung Hlaing, as news circulated that the democratically-elected leaders of the country had been imprisoned in the capital. Residents of Myanmar has experienced a huge blackout of internet and communications.
These steps have been taken by the military after the tension prevailing in the nation because of the voting loopholes in the election of November. Earlier, the NLD has insisted the victory by securing the 83% of the vote. This victory has allowed Aung San Suu Kyi to rule for the next five years. While on the other hand, out of a possible 476 seats, the military-supported Union Unity and Development Group secured 33, far less than the party had anticipated.
Previously, rumor has been floating all over the country that there are chances that the military might take the power in the nation as the nation is experiencing tensions because of the rumors about elections. After taking control of the country, the military has shouldered the huge criticism of international authorities.
The US has asked the military to free all the government representatives and leaders and understand the needs of the people. Since December 2019, Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing, who is now running the country, has been under US sanctions. He was convicted for severe violations of human rights connected to the brutalities being committed against the Muslim Rohingya group.
Additionally, the office of Min Aung Hlaing issued a statement on Monday proclaiming that elections would take place only after “re-constituted” of the election commission and investigation of the voter lists.
Furthermore, the renowned Myanmar historian and author Thant Myint-U took to Twitter & wrote: “The doors just enter in a completely different future.”