“State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and another senior figures are being detained in (the capital metropolis of) Naypyidaw,” spokesman Myo Nyunt stated.
The spokesman stated that a number of ministers from giant states in Myanmar had been detained by the navy along with Suu Kyi. “The navy appears to take management of the capital now,” spokesman Myo Nyunt stated.
The transfer comes after days of escalating stress between the civilian authorities and the highly effective navy, within the aftermath of an election the military says was fraudulent, Reuters reported.
“We oppose any try to change the result of the elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition,” stated the assertion, which was signed by missions from the US, the UK and the European Union.
“We help all those that work towards higher democratic freedoms, lasting peace, and inclusive prosperity for the individuals of Myanmar.”
“This must be met with the strongest worldwide response. The navy must be made to grasp that they’ve made a significant miscalculation in considering they’ll get away with this,” the group stated.
Since her social gathering gained a landslide victory in 2015, she has been Myanmar’s de facto chief and held the place of state counsellor — a title invented as a loophole to the structure barring her from changing into president.
However her worldwide status has been tarnished lately by allegations of genocide in opposition to the Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya inhabitants.
Myanmar denies the costs and has lengthy claimed to have been concentrating on terrorists.
Further reporting by Reuters.