In a huge development of Myanmar, the military has taken control of the country for one-year. Myanmar’s leader Ang San Suu Kyi and other senior notables from the ruling party have been detained in a series of raids. The move comes days after rising tension between the civilian government and the all-powerful military and indications of a military coup from the Myanmar army.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is in South East Asia and neighbours Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, China and India.
It has a population of about 54 million, most of whom speak Burmese, although other languages are also spoken. The biggest city is Yangon (Rangoon) but the capital is Nay Pyi Taw.
The main religion is Buddhism. There are many ethnic groups in the country, including the Rohingya Muslims.
The ruling military changed the country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989, a year after thousands of people were killed in a crackdown on a popular uprising.
The country was ruled by the armed forces from 1962 until 2011, when a new government began ushering in a return to civilian rule.
What Myanmar Ruling Party Saying on Coup?
Myanmar ruling party the national league for democracy’s spokesman.
Suu Kyi, president win mint and other leaders have been taken away also added that spokesman newt also added that he too expects to be arrested.
How did it happen?
The military is staging coup phone lines to Naypyitaw, the capital was not reachable in the early hours of monday the raids have taken place on the day parliament in the capital.
Just hours after Suu Kyi’s detained, Myanmar state media mrtv reported having technical issues disabling broadcast.
According to an eyewitness soldiers were deployed outside the city hall in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon. There were dozen soldiers were in front of the building that houses the city administration while several military trucks surrounded the hall.
What Myanmar govt. official Media is saying?
Media Myanmar radio and television (MRTV) said in a post “Due to current communication difficulties we’d like to respectfully inform you that the regular programs of mrtv and Myanmar radio cannot be broadcast”.
Why it all happened?
In the aftermath of an election, that the army says there was fraudulent in election.
The country’s powerful military generals have been since threatening, to take action against what they called a fraudulent election.
Suu Kyi’s party the national league for democracy won 83 of the seats in the November elections.
Myanmar’s election commission had rejected the military’s allegations of voter fraud the commission had said there were no errors big enough to affect the credibility of the vote the constitution reserves 25% of the seats in parliament for the military and control of three key ministries.
In Suu Kyi’s administration Nobel peace prize winner Suu Kyi 75 came to power after the 2015 landslide election victory this followed decades of house arrest in a struggle for democracy that turned her into an international icon.
Comment from Myanmar’s military had raised fears of a coup earlier last week but it later said that it would protect and abide by the constitution and act according to law.
In Myanmar according to their constitution 1/4th of Legislative seats is fixed for the military, and the fun fact is this constitution was brought by the military.
Still, after the 25% fixed seat seat military failed to get any near close majority.
Why Military is so obsessed with Power?
- Nobody wants to leave the power same goes for Myanmar Military.
- It is said that the military leader of Myanmar have tons of property and overseas business, He is using his military + political dictatorship to make them running the business and now he is not in the mood of giving up any of it.
What is the response of the Military Leader?
The state’s army chief general Ming yang has announced in a post that: –
Military general’s first public comments, The military ouster of Aung san Suu Kyi’s government was inevitable now since the takeover.
The general has said that the military takeover was in line with the law of the land after the government had failed to respond to its grievances or electoral fraud.
He further added, that it was enacted after a lot of requests made by the country the General Min aung hilang who was given legislative judicial and even executive powers effectively returning Myanmar to military rule after a 10-year hiatus with democracy the speech was posted on the military’s official Facebook page.
What is the US reaction?
In Short: – US puts Sanctions on Myanmar.
As Washington has formally designated the middle military takeover of Myanmar as a coup meanwhile the u.s state department has now formally designated what has happened in Myanmar as a military coup.
The united states is deeply concerned by the burmese military’s detention of civilian government leaders including state councilor aung sang and civil society leaders after a review of all the facts.
We have assessed that the Burmese military’s actions on february 1st having deposed the duly elected head of government constituted a military coup d’etat the united states will continue to work closely with our partners throughout the region.
And the world to support respect for democracy and the rule of law in Burma as well as to promote accountability for those responsible for overturning Burma’s democratic transition.
The designation means that the united states will not assist the Myanmar government with any more financial aid though any impact will be mainly symbolic as almost all assistance goes to non-governmental entities.
The Myanmar military was already under u.s sanctions over its brutal campaign against the Rohingya minorities the military coup is drawing condemnation from all over the world.
Reaction of UN?
The united nations security council has tightened its news around the current happenings after holding emergency closed consultations it also sent out a pretty stern message to Myanmar.
To immediately release the unlawfully detained leader aung san Suu Kyi.
The security council held a close consultation on Myanmar in her briefing to council members the secretary-general special envoy Christine scharner bergener strongly condemned the recent steps taken by the military and she urged council members to collectively send a clear signal in support of democracy in Myanmar.
The special envoy said that given the apparent commitment by the military to safeguard the rule of law following the November 8th elections these turn of events were surprising and shocking.
She said she’d been in contact with the military leadership as recently as one day before the takeover they said that communication had been ongoing with the government and union election commission.
How People of Myanmar is taking this?
The very first sign is public protest, people came out onto the streets against the military seizure in the country’s commercial hub of Yangon.
The residents “honked their car horns” they “cluttered their pots and pans in protest” over the coup and some are calling for the immediate release of the controversial leader aung san Suu Kyi.
The shouts could also be heard wishing the detained leader aung san Suu Kyi good health and also calling for freedom and for abolishing dictatorship.
Now this also has followed by has been followed by a social media campaign as well.
What is India & China’s Reaction?
Both the countries are quietly giving a soft replies that we are watching it and analyzing what has happened.
Why these giant Asian powers are giving such a soft side to Burma.
It’s obvious that both the countries share borders with Mayanmar and had future goals for their investment projects and as we can see it can’t determine that the Myanmar military will lose its power in a year or so, so they don’t want to be in bad books of Myanmar.
It’s a planned move the military takeover is not planned in a day or so, as the US and other countries are priorly warning. So it depicts they knew about it, so we can determine the military has planned it for a long.
And as we see how Radio Television also blocked this depicts all the nicks and tricks to suppress the controversy.
Will Myanmar get back on Democracy Soon?
I don’t think so, they knew the consequences of sanctions and all other things. So they aren’t going back on what they did else the whole world make them do, Which is almost impossible because every country is seeing their share of benefit Individually.
Still, I hope that Myanmar get back to democracy and Chairman Suu Kyi will be released soon.