The neighboring country Myanmar has a coup on Monday. The Myanmar army has taken into custody several senior leaders, including the country's supreme leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and President Vin Myint. The army has captured power in the country, declaring a state of emergency for a year. According to Myanmar military television, the military has controlled the country for a year. The commander-in-chief of the army, Min Aung Hlaing, takes power.
On this political earthquake in Myanmar, the army there says that a coup action has been taken in response to the election fraud. With the coup, army troops have been deployed in different parts of the country. Soldiers have been stationed outside the city hall in Myanmar's main city of Yangon so that no one can resist the coup.
Earlier, Niant, a spokesman for the ruling party National League for Democracy, confirmed Aung Suu Kyi and other senior leaders, including President Vin Myint, to be detained by the military. He also said, "We want to tell our people that they do not respond in a hurry." They should take action according to the law. ''
The military dictatorship has been around 50 years
Myanmar has been under military rule for a long time. From 1962 to 2011, there has been a military dictatorship in the country. In 2010, general elections were held in Myanmar and in 2011 a 'civil government' was formed in Myanmar, in which the country's representatives were handed over to the elected representatives of the people. Even after the formation of a civilian government, the real power always remained with the army. Today's event is therefore a real form of political crisis.
Many countries including India expressed concern
India has expressed concern over the political developments in Myanmar. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said, "I am very concerned about the developments in Myanmar. India has always been supportive of the democratic process in Myanmar. We believe that Kannu and the democratic process in the country be upheld. The situation in Myanmar is closely monitored. ”Apart from India, several countries including the US and Australia have expressed concern over the coup. Also appealed to the Myanmar Army to respect the law.
White House spokeswoman Jane Saki said the Myanmar army has taken a step to end the country's democratic process by arresting the country's supreme leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior citizens. The US warned the Myanmar army that the US opposed any attempt to change the results of the recent elections or disrupt Myanmar's democratic system. If this coup does not end, action will be taken against those responsible. While seeking the release of Suu Kyi, Australian Foreign Minister Marij Payne said that we strongly support the peaceful reorganization of the National Assembly in line with the results of the November 2020 general election.
Today was the first session of Parliament
Let the MPs of Myanmar were to gather in the capital Nayapita on Monday for the first session of parliament since last year's election.
Cause of political crisis
The army has said that action has been taken after rigging the election results. In fact, Suu Kyi's party won 396 of the 476 seats in the combined lower and upper houses of parliament in the November 2020 elections, but the military had 25 percent of the total seats under the 2008 military-draft constitution. Are reserved. Several key ministerial posts are also reserved for the military.
Since then, the army was alleging that the election was rigged extensively. However, the army could not provide proof of rigging in the elections.