State of Emergency in Myanmar
The UN’s top human rights body held an urgent session on Friday to discuss the military coup in Myanmar, facing a call for the release of people “arbitrarily detained” — including civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi — and more action by UN officials to increase scrutiny of the country.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the detention of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other political leaders on the eve of the opening session of the country's new Parliament.
Myanmar’s military has taken control of the country under a one-year state of emergency and reports say State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other government leaders have been detained. Here are some possible reasons why the military has taken over now:
The Myanmar military said on Monday that new elections will be held after the end of a one-year state of emergency, and it will return the state power to the new government.