THE MYANMAR IMBROGLIO: AUNG SAN SUU KYI & MORE
THE MYANMAR IMBROGLIO: AUNG SAN SUU KYI & MORE

THE MYANMAR IMBROGLIO: AUNG SAN SUU KYI & MORE

The Sentinel THE MYANMAR IMBROGLIO: AUNG SAN SUU KYI & MORE 02 Feb 2021
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Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of Nobel Peace Prize 1991 have been detained by Myanmar's military in the capital Naypyidaw in the early hours of Feb 1, just before the Parliament was supposed to reconvene for the first time since the November 2020 elections.

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Commander-in-Chief, Min Aung Hlaing who have received international condemnations and sanctions for his military's attacks on minorities is responsible for the coup d'état.

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On Monday, the military imposed a one-year state of emergency while detaining democratically elected President Win Myint, Suu Kyi, and at least 42 officials, and 16 civil society activists.

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Aung San Suu Kyi has been in prison or under house arrest off and on for 15 years since 1989, but the military justified its seize on Monday by alleging fraud in the November elections where Suu Kyi's party won in a landslide.

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With military helicopters, mounted guns, tanks and armoured military personnel, the military sealed off roads across the capital, Naypyitaw.

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The Tatmadaw (military) announced the list of members of its newly formed government. And thereafter blocking international and domestic TV channels, including the state broadcaster.

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Detained Ms Suu Kyi's whereabouts is currently unknown, but in its television address the military said all leaders would be detained for a year.

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The peacekeeper graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and completed her MA in politics in 1968 from Oxford.

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Despite appeals from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Pope John Paul II, the Burmese government obstructed Aung San Suu Kyi from leaving the country to care for her ailing husband Michael Aris or meet her children.

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Meanwhile, the US government has threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar.

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