Myanmar chief Aung San Suu Kyi and different senior figures from the ruling get together have been detained in an early morning raid, the spokesman for the governing Nationwide League for Democracy stated on Monday.
The transfer got here after days of escalating rigidity between the civilian authorities and the highly effective navy that stirred fears of a coup within the aftermath of an election the military says was fraudulent.
Spokesman Myo Nyunt advised Reuters by cellphone that Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and different leaders had been “taken” within the early hours of the morning.
“I need to inform our individuals to not reply rashly and I would like them to behave in response to the regulation,” he stated, including he additionally anticipated to be detained.
Cellphone strains to Naypyitaw, the capital, weren’t reachable within the early hours of Monday.
A navy spokesman didn’t reply cellphone calls searching for remark.
An NLD lawmaker, who requested to not be named for concern of retaliation, stated one other of these detained was Han Thar Myint, a member of the get together’s central govt committee.
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