NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on Myanmar after the navy mentioned it was taking management for one yr (all instances native):
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expressing alarm about Myanmar’s navy detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and different civilian leaders.
Myanmar navy tv mentioned Monday morning the navy was taking management of the nation for one yr and Suu Kyi and others had been detained. The actions got here on the day Myanmar’s Parliament was to convene with new members sworn in following November elections.
“We call on Burmese military leaders to release all government officials and civil society leaders and respect the will of the people of Burma as expressed in democratic elections on November 8,” Blinken mentioned in an announcement from Washington. “The United States stands with the people of Burma in their aspirations for democracy, freedom, peace, and development. The military must reverse these actions immediately.”
Myanmar navy tv says the navy has taken management of the nation for one yr.
An announcer on military-owned Myawaddy TV made the announcement Monday morning. The announcement follows days of concern about the specter of a navy coup and comes because the nation’s new Parliament session was to start.
The Irrawaddy, a longtime on-line information service, reported that State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Suu Kyi, the nation’s prime chief, and the nation’s president, Win Myint, had been each detained earlier than daybreak Monday. The information service cited Myo Nyunt, a spokesman for Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy celebration.
Its report mentioned that the celebration’s Central Executive Committee members, lawmakers and regional Cabinet members had additionally been taken into custody.
The U.S., Australia and others have expressed concern in regards to the actions.
The U.S. and Australia have expressed involved a few reported coup in Myanmar and urged its navy to respect the rule of regulation.
“The United States is alarmed by reports that the Burmese military has taken steps to undermine the country’s democratic transition, including the arrest of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials in Burma,” White House spokesperson Jen Psaki mentioned in an announcement from Washington. Burma is the previous title of Myanmar.
She mentioned President Joe Biden had been briefed on the reported developments.
“The United States opposes any attempt to alter the outcome of recent elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition, and will take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed,” the assertion mentioned.
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne known as for the discharge of Suu Kyi and others detained. “We strongly support the peaceful reconvening of the National Assembly, consistent with the results of the November 2020 general election,” she mentioned.
Reports says a navy coup has taken place in Myanmar and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained beneath home arrest.
Online information portal Myanmar Now cited unidentified sources in regards to the arrest of Suu Kyi and her celebration’s chairperson early Monday and didn’t have additional particulars.
All communications to Naypyitaw appeared to have been lower, and Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy celebration couldn’t be reached.
Myanmar lawmakers had been to collect Monday for the primary session of Parliament since final yr’s election, with pressure lingering over latest feedback by the navy that had been extensively seen as threatening a coup.