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Aung San Suu Kyi Detained In Military Coup, One Year Emergency Declared In Myanmar

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Myanmar\'s military staged a coup on February 1, detaining de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi & declaring it had taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency. The intervention came after weeks of rising tensions between the military, which ruled the country for nearly five decades & the civilian government over allegations of fraud in November\'s elections. The military last week signalled it could seize power to settle its claims of irregularities in the polls, which Suu Kyi\'s National League for Democracy (NLD) party won easily. Suu Kyi & President Win Myint were detained in the capital Naypyidaw before dawn on February 1, NLD spokesman Myo Nyunt told AFP, just hours before parliament was meant to resume for the first time since the elections. The military then declared, via its own television channel, a one-year state of emergency. Developments triggered a quick response from the United States & Australia, with both calling for the release of detained NLD leaders & the restoration of democracy. Watch the video to know more.
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