Myanmar coup: How the military has held onto power for 60 years

9th Feb, 2021

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Two-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi with her father Aung San and other family members in 1947. [Courtesy: Al Jazeera via Kyodo News via AP Photo]


The military once again hold the reins of power in Myanmar. Citing constitutional provisions that give the military control in national emergencies, army officers detained government leaders in the early hours of February 1 2021, including state counsellor and popular national leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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