Aung San Suu Kyi issued a statement saying the military has put the country back under dictatorship, Reuters quoted the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) as saying. She also urged the people not to accept the coup launched by the military and called on them to protest.
“The actions of the military have put the country back under dictatorship,” the NLD said in a statement on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi. “I urge people not to accept this [coup] but to respond and wholeheartedly protest against the coup launched by the military.”
Burmese president Wen Min, senior minister Aung San Suu Kyi and some senior officials of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) were detained by the military in the early morning of the same day, a spokesman for Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), said Monday. Myanmar’s military TV station said that a one-year state of emergency had been implemented and state power was transferred to the commander-in-chief of the national defense forces. It was also reported that the military had controlled the government and parliament in many parts of Myanmar. There was a large-scale communication interruption in the capital, Naypyidaw and other places.