Myanmar military takes over nation, detains Suu Kyi

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Myanmar military takes over nation, detains Suu Kyi (Image tweeted by @ANI)
Myanmar military takes over nation, detains Suu Kyi (Image tweeted by @ANI)

New Delhi : Myanmar military has taken over the country for duration of one year and detained the state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. The announcement was made on the military owned channel Myawaddy TV.

Meanwhile, phone and internet services have also been pulled off from the Naypyitaw.

In the international community, the US, Australia and others have expressed their concern on the matter, asking the military to respect the rule of law.

" The United States is alarmed by reports that the Burmese military has taken steps to undermine the country’s democratic transition, including the arrest of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials in Burma," White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement from Washington. She said President Joe Biden had been briefed on the reported developments.

"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," the statement said. Burma is the former name of Myanmar.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne called for the release of Suu Kyi and others reported to be detained. "We strongly support the peaceful reconvening of the National Assembly, consistent with the results of the November 2020 general election," she said.