(Yangon) A coup took place in Burma on Monday, which arrested the real head of the civilian government, Aung San Suu Kyi, declared a state of emergency for a year and kept her generals in key positions.
The move, which was immediately condemned by several foreign capitalists to maintain “stability” in the country, was promised by the military in a statement posted on Facebook once a year by a new “free and fair” electoral body. The state of emergency will be lifted.
They allege that the Election Commission did not address the “enormous irregularities” that the National League for Democracy (LND), the ruling Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, won by a landslide in the November legislative elections. Since the 2015 legislative elections.
The 75 – year – old Nobel Peace Prize laureate was arrested early this morning, according to Republican President Winmint and other party officials. Training spokesman Myo Nunt said. These are being held in the national capital Nayapaidav.
Rumors of an uprising have been mounting in recent days, with Aung San Suu Kyi sending a message to the population that the LND president aired on social networks this Monday, urging her not to “accept” Burmese. This putch.
The military is trying to “push the country back into military dictatorship” by ignoring the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping over Burma’s head, she wrote, urging the people to “respond to it”.
The uprising was bloodless, with the army simply blocking the roads around the capital with armed soldiers and armored vehicles, with helicopters flying over it.
In Rangoon, soldiers seized the town hall in particular and closed the entrance to the international airport. Many trucks were speeding through the streets, with army supporters waving flags and chanting national anthems on board, AFP journalists said.
Telecommunications, mobile phones and the internet were disrupted and the country’s banks were closed until further notice.
China has called for the resolution of disputes “within the framework of the Constitution and laws to maintain political and social stability.”
The United States and the European Union condemned the uprising and demanded the release of those arrested. Washington has warned of “actions against those responsible”.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres “strongly condemned […] Consequences that are a huge blow to democratic reforms in the country.
The latest developments could lead to a UN Security Council meeting on Burma earlier this week, a diplomat told AFP over the anonymity.
The uprising comes as parliament is set to begin its first session on Monday as a result of the last legislative elections.
Burma emerged just 10 years ago from a military regime that had been in power for nearly half a century. The last two uprisings since the country gained independence in 1948 were in 1962 and 1988.
Cheating by “millions”
The military has for weeks condemned more than ten million fraudulent cases in the November legislative elections.
They demanded that the government-led Election Commission publish a list of voters for verification – which it failed to do.
Fears were further heightened when Army Chief General Min Aung Hailing – the most powerful man in the country – said he could “withdraw” the constitution under certain circumstances.
Min Aung Haling now concentrates on “legislative, administrative and judicial” powers and appoints another General Mint Swee as interim president, a position of great honor.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has been widely criticized internationally over its handling of the Rohingya Muslim crisis, with hundreds of people fleeing the military’s abuse of asylum in neighboring Bangladesh in 2017, but still adored by the majority of the population. , Was a solid success in November.
This is the second general election since the junta was dissolved in 2011.
In 2015, the NLD gained a large majority and had to share sensitive powers with the military, which controls three key ministries (Interior, Defense and Borders).
“The relationship between government and the military is complex,” said Herve Lemmahu, an expert at the Lowe’s Institute in Australia. “This hybrid regime, not entirely authoritarian or fully democratic, has collapsed under the weight of its own contradictions.”
Aung San Suu Kyi, a longtime exile in India and Great Britain, returned to Burma in 1988, becoming an opposition figure in the wake of the military dictatorship. She spent 15 years under house arrest before being released by the military in 2010.