In Myanmar, the army today detained several top leaders of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), including supreme leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Vin Myint, and the country has been imposed for a year in an emergency.
All communication from the country’s capital, Nepal, has stopped and TV and mobile networks have come to a standstill.
NLD’s appeal to supporters not to take wrong steps in haste
NLD spokeswoman Mayo Newunt, speaking to international news agency Reuters, briefed the military about the move.
Appealing to the supporters of the party, he said that he should not take many steps in haste and walk according to the law.
He had also feared his custody and since then his phone has not been received.
Army and government were faces to face with rigging in elections
Significantly, this step has been taken by the army at a time when there was a confrontation between the army and the government for some time in the general elections held on November 8 last year.
Su Chi’s party NLD registered a landslide victory in this election, although the army accused it of massive rigging in the election, which was rejected by the Election Commission.
Army said- Emergency was necessary to preserve the stability of the country
In its official statement, the army has cited this confrontation as the reason for imposing an emergency. In its statement issued on the army-owned Mystic TV channel, the army has said that it was necessary to preserve the stability of the country.
Responsibilities of law, administration, and judiciary entrusted to military chief
Accusing political parties of damaging the stability of the country, the army said in a statement, “Since the problem must be resolved according to law, an emergency is being declared.”
According to the statement, all responsibilities of law, administration, and judiciary have been given to the military chief Min Aung Hlaing. This means that the country’s reins are now in their hands.
Officially former General Myint Swee has been appointed the President of the country.
America warned to take action
Reacting to this military coup, the US has appealed to the Myanmar army to release detained leaders and warned against taking action.
The old history of military rule in Myanmar
Significantly, Myanmar has an old history of military rule and coup and after independence in 1948, there was a military coup in 1962 for the first time. After this, there remained a military dictatorship for five decades and during this period Sui Chi spent nearly two decades under house arrest from 1989 to 2010.
In 2011, the army abruptly removed military rule and the NLD registered a major victory in the two elections held in 2015 and 2019.