February 1 According to the Associated Press on the 1st, Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy, quoted a statement issued by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the same day, calling on the people of Myanmar to oppose the “coup” launched by the military on the 1st and any resumption of “military dictatorship”.
The Myanmar National League for Democracy reportedly issued the statement on its Facebook account, noting that “the military’s actions are unreasonable and contrary to the constitution and the will of voters”.
Earlier on the 1st local time, the Myanmar military occupied the city of Yangon, the country’s largest city, and issued a statement saying that a one-year state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with constitutional provisions.
After detaining several officials, the Myanmar army announced that it would transfer state power to Min Aung Lai, the commander-in-chief of the National Defense Force.
United Nations Secretary-General Guterres strongly condemned the detention of senior state senior officials such as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the President by the Myanmar military.
Guterres called on the Myanmar military to resolve any differences through peaceful dialogue and urged the military to respect the results of previous general elections.