Myanmar’s military has confirmed the news that they have taken full control of the country. Today, they have arrested Aung San Suu Kyi and many other major political leaders. After a few hours of the arrest, Myanmar’s military confirmed that the country is now in the state of emergency.
Moreover, Myanmar’s military also confirmed that they’re handing power to Commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing. Currently, soldiers are visible on the capital’s streets, Nay Pyi Taw and main city Yangon. The military has announced the emergency due to their claim that voting was fraudulent during November’s election.
Many countries such as the US have condemned the situation saying that we oppose any attempt to alter the elections’ outcome. US Secretary of State also added that the US government stands with people of Burma in their aspirations for democracy.
Australia’s Foreign Minister also commented on the situation by adding that we call on Burma’s military to respect the law, release all civilian leaders and resolve the disputes through a lawful mechanism.
In many major cities of Myanmar, mobile internet connections and phone services are already struggling. Due to this shutdown of the communication, it isn’t easy to assess the situation over there.
Moreover, many people from cities like Yangon have reported that there’s no cash left in ATMs as well. Due to the current situations, it’s not clear whether the banks will open soon or not.