Myanmar’s Military Stages Coup, Detains Aung San Suu Kyi.
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi,
who became the country’s de facto
leader in 2015, was detained
before dawn on Monday.
The country’s president, Win Myint, along
with several others, were also detained.
Military-owned network Myawaddy TV announced
that Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung
Hlaing would hold power for one year.
The military has stated its actions were necessary
because no action was taken after their claims
of fraud in the November elections.
The takeover marks a major step back for the country
that was emerging from international isolation after
being under strict military rule for decades.
Suu Kyi’s party released a statement
urging citizens to oppose the “coup” and
any return to “military dictatorship.”