Bloomberg reported on February 1 that Myo Nyunt, spokesman of Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy, said that the Myanmar military seized power in Monday’s coup.
According to an earlier Xinhua News Agency report, a spokesman for the Myanmar NLD said that Myanmar’s senior government, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President Wen Min, and some senior NLD officials were detained by the military.
According to BBC, Reuters, AFP and other foreign media reports, a spokesman for the NLD said, “Based on what we are seeing so far, we have to guess that the military is launching a coup” and “I want to tell people not to react rashly, I hope they follow the law.” The spokesman also said that he “may also be detained”.
Myanmar’s National Radio and Television (MRTV) posted on social media that it was temporarily unable to broadcast due to technical reasons. According to Reuters, some Yangon residents said that their “mobile phone data connection and some services” had been interrupted.
According to Reuters, tensions between Myanmar’s civilian government and the military have escalated in the past few days due to what the military called “election fraud”, and there are concerns about a possible “coup” in the country.