1 Feb 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi detained in military coup in Myanmar

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Myanmar’s armed forces have seized power and declared a state of emergency, detaining the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of her ruling party.

The military said they’d staged the takeover because of what they called voting fraud during last November’s elections, which Suu Kyi’s party won by a landslide.

World leaders have expressed their outrage at the coup with the US President Joe Biden threatening sanctions and pledging to defend democracy around the globe.