Reuters reported on February 2 that the Executive Committee of the National League for Democracy (NLD) of Myanmar issued a statement on Facebook calling on the military to release the detained Myanmar President Wen Min, State Senior Government Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and some senior NLD officials.
The NLD Executive Committee also called on the military to recognize last year’s election results and hold a parliamentary meeting scheduled to begin this week.
Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), spokesman Miao Nu, said on the 1st that Myanmar’s President Wen Min, State Senior Government Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and some senior NLD officials were detained by the military in the early morning of the same day.
The Myanmar military subsequently issued a statement saying that a one-year state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with constitutional provisions. According to Myanmar military television, the presidential palace announced the transfer of state power to the commander-in-chief of the National Defense Force, Min Aung Lai.
It is reported that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi issued a statement on the same day that the military was putting the country back under dictatorship.
The Myanmar military issued a televised statement saying that after the end of the national emergency, Myanmar will resume general elections and state power will be transferred to the newly elected political parties.
The military statement said that during the implementation of the national emergency, the Federal Election Commission will be reformed and the general election process last November will be re-verified, while measures will continue to be taken to deal with the coronavirus epidemic and promote economic recovery.