Aung San Suu Kyi said in a statement that the military has put the country back under dictatorship. She also urged the public not to accept the coup launched by the military, and called on the public to protest.
&The military’s actions put the country back under dictatorship. &”In a statement issued on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD said,” I urge people not to accept this [coup] but to respond and wholeheartedly protest the coup launched by the military. ”
Burmese president Wen Min, state 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, Miao Niu, a spokesman for the ruling party, said on the 1st. 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. 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.
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.