Myanmar’s military says it has arrested Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s ruling party leader, and the president and senior leaders in connection with last year’s general election.
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In a video message broadcast on military-run television, senior army general Ming Aung Hlaing said power had been handed over to the head of the armed forces.
“I want to tell our people not to rush and I want them to act according to the law,” said Mayo Newton, a spokeswoman for the ruling party.
Earlier on Monday (February 1), Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Minn, and other top leaders were detained in the early hours of the morning.
In this incident, the army has declared a state of emergency in the country for one year. Besides, the army is patrolling the big cities of the country.
Incidentally, the National NLD led by Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in the elections held in November last year. However, the country’s army accused the election of massive fraud. This time, the top leaders of the NLD, including Suu Kyi, were arrested on the same charge.
The election was criticized by various human rights groups for depriving voters in the conflict zone of their right to vote. And the army-backed opposition coalition has claimed that 8.6 million votes were rigged in the election.