Myanmar’s State Counsellor, President detained
Under Myanmar military’s coup, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint, and other senior officials were detained on early Monday.
The spokesperson of the ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesperson Myo Nyunt confirmed the information to the media.
“I received internal reports about our state counsellor and the president being taken by the military. As far as I was informed, Shan State’s Planning and Finance Minister U Soe Nyunt Lwin, Kayah state’s NLD chairman Thaung Htay and some NLD representatives of the Ayeyarwady region’s Parliament have been detained,” the spokesperson said.
“Two members of the Central Executive Committee of the party were taken and I am also waiting to be detained as I was informed by our members that my turn will come shortly,” he added.
This comes in wake of the tensions between the government and the military stoking fears of a coup. The country was under military rule till 2011.
The newly-elected lower house of the parliament was due to convene on Monday however the military called for a postponement. As per media reports, telephone and internet lines in Naypyitaw, the country’s capital, have been suspended.