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.
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”.