Military takes power in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi detained

1st Feb, 2021

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Myanmar military declared a state of emergency on Monday and said power had been transferred to army chief Min Aung Hlaing [File: Ye Aung Thu/Pool via Reuters]

Myanmar’s military has taken power and declared a state of emergency after detaining civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials in a series of early morning raids that followed days of escalating tension over the outcome of the November election, which the ruling party won by a landslide.

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