Yangon, February 1 (Xinhua) Myanmar’s Ruling Party National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Miao Niu said that Myanmar’s president Wen Min, state minister Aung San Suu Kyi and some senior officials of the NLD were detained by the military early that morning. Myanmar’s military TV station says a one-year state of emergency has begun and state power has been transferred to the commander-in-chief of the national defense force.
In addition to Wen Min and Aung San Suu Kyi, some members of the central executive committee of the NLD, as well as some local officials and members of the NLD parliament, miaonu told Xinhua.
Myanmar’s military television then released news that according to the constitution, the presidential palace announced the implementation of a one-year state of emergency. The presidential palace has announced the transfer of state power to the commander-in-chief of the national defense forces, min Aung Lai. The military believes there was fraud in last year’s election.
It is also reported that the military has taken control of the government and parliament in many parts of Myanmar. There was a large-scale communication interruption in the capital, Naypyidaw and other places.
The municipal building in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, has been controlled by the military. Xinhua News Agency reporters in Yangon saw that the streets were relatively calm, and some local people were discussing the detention incident.
Myanmar held a federal parliament election in November last year, in which the NLD won more than half of the seats in the Federal Parliament and continued to be in power. Recently, the Myanmar military and the NLD have disagreed over the election results. Military television said the military believed there was fraud in the election and asked the election commission to investigate and postpone a new session of the Federal Parliament, but it was rejected.
The first session of the people’s house (lower house) of Myanmar’s new federal parliament was originally scheduled to be held on February 1 this year.
Myanmar’s military announced the end of the state of emergency and will hold a new general election