Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi & senior officials DETAINED amid fears of military coup - reports
Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and several high-profile officials have been detained amid rising tensions with the military, Reuters reported, citing spokesman for the ruling National League for Democracy party. The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner was reportedly “taken,” and escorted away early Monday morning, Reuters reported, citing spokesman for Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, Myo Nyunt.
Nyunt added that several other senior civilian officials, including formal head of the the state - Myanmar’s President Win Myint - were allegedly taken into custody.
Nyunt, who told Reuters that he expected to follow in their footsteps, urged the public to refrain from any response to the developments that could put them in violation of the law.
"I want to tell our people not to respond rashly and I want them to act according to the law," he said.
The reported detentions of high-ranking officials came as the civilian government of Suu Kyi has been increasingly at odds with the powerful military, alleging fraud in the county’s November general elections that Suu Kyi’s governing party said it won in a landslide.