[World Wide Web] Russian satellite network quoted local media Irawaddy as saying that state minister Aung San Suu Kyi and President Wen Min detained by Myanmar’s military were “under house arrest” in the capital Naypyidaw.
According to the report, Aung San Suu Kyi and many government officials and members of the NLD do not live permanently in the capital, but live in Rangoon, Myanmar’s largest city. Aung San Suu Kyi is currently under house arrest at her home in Naypyidaw, according to the Irawaddy news network. Details were not provided.
In addition, the report mentioned that a large number of NLD members were detained in a hotel in Naypyidaw. According to the photos released by the Irawaddy news network, they got food and water.
In the early morning of February 1, Myanmar’s military seized state councilor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Wen Min, then took over the state power and declared a one-year state of emergency. Calls to Naypyidaw and Rangoon, Myanmar’s capital, have been blocked since the early hours of Monday, and signals from several channels of state television have been cut off, Reuters reported. Myanmar’s military has entered and controlled several provincial and state parliaments, and soldiers have occupied the Yangon city hall.
Some western countries and media use “coup” to describe the situation. But the Burmese military insists it is acting in accordance with the Constitution and intends to respond to “election fraud.”.
In November 2020, after Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won an overwhelming 83% victory in the general election, tensions between Myanmar’s civilian government and the military continue to escalate. At noon on the 1st, a statement on Aung San Suu Kyi’s Facebook account urged Burmese people to make every effort to protest the “coup”. This sudden change is likely to lead Myanmar into more sharp confrontation and new turbulence. The fierce reaction of the United States and other western countries has added new uncertainty to this possibility. They strongly condemned the Burmese military and threatened to take action.