Myanmar Coup; Military Shut Down Internet, Detain President Aung San Suu Kyi
The Myanmar military has shut down the internet and held the country elected president Aung San Suu Kyi in detention. According to reports, the head of the military coup plotters that have toppled the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
In the early hour of Monday, the Telephone and internet communications in Myanmar’s capital are down after Myanmar’s military takes power and declares a state of emergency in the small Asian country for a year.
Myanmar’s powerful military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, is in the spotlight after Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her National League for Democracy party were detained and the army announced it was taking power.
There has also been a disruption in the transmission of Myanmar’s state television and there is a growing fear that the Military is soon about to cut off the Wifi access to the entire country.
There has been growing tension between the military and the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar president has been accused of not doing anything to stop rape, murder, and possible genocide of the military against the Rohingya people by refusing to condemn the still-powerful military or acknowledge accounts of atrocities against the helpless Rohingyas.
Last year November elections gave NLD, the party of Aung San Suu Kyi, the ability to form the government.
– Tensions between NLD and the army, who claimed electoral fraud.
– Aung San Suu Kyi and political leaders, reportedly including the president, arrested in raids this morning