The military is “returning the country to dictatorship.”

The military is "returning the country to dictatorship."
According to Reuters, which just quoted the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi issued a statement saying that the military is returning the country to dictatorship.

Myanmar President Win Myin, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and a number of senior party officials were detained by the military in the early hours of the morning, the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Myo Nyo said Monday. Burma’s military television says a yearlong state of emergency has been imposed, with power handed over to the army chief. Separately, the military is reported to have taken control of the government and parliament in many parts of Myanmar. The capital, Naypyidaw, and other places saw widespread communications outages.

According to the BBC, Reuters and other foreign media, the spokesperson of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) said on February 1 local time that Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders have been “detained by the military.”

 

The spokesman said that in addition to Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s president Win Myin and several other leaders were also “taken away” in the morning, Reuters said. “I want to say to people, don’t react lightly, I want them to follow the law.” He could also be detained, the spokesman added.