According to Reuters on the 1st, the Myanmar military detained senior leaders of the Myanmar government on Monday (February 1) and declared a state of emergency.
Myanmar’s military said that the seizure was in response to fraud during last year’s general election in Myanmar.
Seizure is in response to election fraud.
On Monday, the Myanmar military detained some senior leaders of the Myanmar government, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chairman of the Myanmar National League for Democracy and senior state official.
On the same day, the Myanmar military said that the senior leaders of the Myanmar government were detained in response to fraud during last year’s general election.
Video released by Myanmar military-controlled television said that state power had been handed over to Min Aung Lai, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
In Myanmar’s election poll last November, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy of Myanmar won 396 seats in the upper and lower houses of Parliament.
The Myanmar military accused the election of large-scale voting fraud, but failed to provide evidence.
Myanmar’s National Trade Union Election Committee rejected its allegations last week.
The Japanese government does not intend to repatriate nationals from Myanmar.
After Myanmar’s military arrested government leaders such as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that Japan had no plans to repatriate its nationals from Myanmar.
The Japanese Embassy in Myanmar called on Japanese nationals in Myanmar to stay indoors.
An official who declined to be named said that there are an estimated 3,500 Japanese in Myanmar.
The Japanese Embassy in Myanmar posted on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Although the current situation in Myanmar does not seem to involve ordinary people, people should be cautious.
We encourage people to stay indoors and not go outside unless absolutely necessary.”