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Army Takes Control After Key Government Officials Are Detained In Southeast, Asia

Army Takes Control After Key Government Officials Are Detained In Southeast Asia
Army Takes Control After Key Government Officials In Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia,  a nation called Myanmar has been

taking over by Myanmar’s military of the country after

detaining a number of leading politicians and claiming there were

“huge discrepancies” in November’s election.

However, a one-year state of emergency has been declared, according to military-owned

TV, and power has been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Min Aung Hlaing.

A new parliament had been due to start today, but politician Sai Lynn Myat

said military trucks were blocking the municipal housing where

MPs live while a session is underway.

Phone and internet connections in the capital Naypyitaw and

the main commercial centre of Yangon have been disrupted, and

state TV stopped broadcasting, blaming technical problems.

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The Foreign Office warned about possible disruption to ATMs and

advised British nationals to “stay home and stay safe”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he condemned, the coup and

unlawful imprisonment of civilians adding that the “vote of the people must be respected and civilian leaders released”.

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