[Report from Canberra] The Myanmar military launched a raid and launched a coup. Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and some other high-ranking members of the ruling party were detained. The military seized control of the country. Australia is deeply concerned about this.
The Myanmar military has declared a state of emergency for one year after the operation.And this Monday is also the day when Myanmar's new parliament was scheduled to meet.Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne was shocked by the developments.
On Monday, Paine said Australia is a long-term supporter of Myanmar and its democratic transition.Australia calls on the Myanmar military to respect the rule of law, resolve disputes through legal mechanisms, and immediately release all civilian leaders and others who have been illegally detained.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also called the situation in Myanmar disturbing, saying that Australia has been a long-term supporter of Myanmar's democratic transition, including the elections in November last year, and the Australian government is paying close attention to developments in Myanmar.
On Friday, Australia and international allies issued a joint statement opposing any changes to the election results and urging the military to comply with democratic efforts.
Morrison said that we all hope to achieve what we know the Myanmar people want to achieve.
The federal opposition also condemned the actions of the Myanmar military.Labor Senator Penny Wong said the Labor Party condemned Myanmar’s detention of many political and civil society figures as a direct attack on Myanmar’s ongoing democratic transition.We expect the Australian government to clearly express its willingness to respect and strengthen democratic norms.
Myo Nyunt, head of the Myanmar National League for Democracy, said that Aung San Suu Kyi, the president and other leaders were all taken away early in the morning on Monday.He himself may be detained.He hoped that the public would not respond rashly and be able to act in accordance with the law.
Earlier Monday, calls to the Myanmar capital could not be reached, and a spokesperson for the Myanmar military did not accept an interview.It is reported that soldiers have been deployed outside the city hall of Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, and armored vehicles have been deployed on the streets of several major cities in Myanmar.The state-run MRTV TV posted on Facebook Monday morning that it could not be broadcast due to technical problems.
One NLD member who asked not to be named for fear of retaliation said that the other person detained was Maine, a member of the party’s Central Executive Committee.
The military commander-in-chief general has stated that if the law is not implemented properly, the constitution may be revoked.
However, military officials later denied that his chief had threatened to stage a coup, saying that the media had misunderstood his words.
Earlier, in the election on November 11 last year, the National Democratic Alliance Party led by Myanmar’s ruling Aung San Suu Kyi seized 8 seats out of 476 seats and was able to form a government. The military-backed coalition united with The Development Party won only 396 seats.The Anglo army has since repeatedly complained publicly about large-scale election fraud and called for a formal review of the results. (Child force)
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