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Party Leaders Including Aung San Suu Kyi Detained & Military Seizes Power in Myanmar

South Asia: In early morning raids, leaders of the democratically elected party, National League for Democracy (NLD) including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi were detained and the military seized power in a coup.

According to the military spokesperson, the coup was done in response to the “election fraud” with respect to the election of the National League for Democracy (NLD). Now, the power has been handed down to the military chief Min Aung Hlaing and also, imposed a state of emergency for one year.

Since the military took control of the state, a number of issues concerning connectivity have drastically increased such as mobile internet data and phone services have been disrupted.

Response of the World:

The US spokesperson stated that President Joe Biden has been informed regarding the situation in Myanmar.

The spokeswoman Jen Psaki stated, “The United States opposes any attempt to alter the outcome of recent elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition, and will take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed,”.

While Japan stated that our officials are overlooking the situation and for now, have no plans to repatriate Japanese nationals from Myanmar.

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