Naypyitaw- (Clarity Times) Myanmar’s military takes over the leadership of the country early Monday, February 1, 2021. The military coup led to the detention of the country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and many other government officials.
For now, the detention location of Aung San Suu Kyi and the government officials is unknown. The army leaders announced, in a televised statement, that the country is under a state of emergency for one year, and power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces Min Aung Hlaing.
What caused the coup?
The military coup happens after weeks of baseless accusations of election frauds from the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). The USDP performed badly in the November 2020 election, since then the party has been demanding a new election claiming bias and unfair campaigning.
According to the military leaders, there are more than 10.5 million cases of “potential fraud, such as non-existent voters” and called on the election commission to publicly release the final polling data.
The military will lead the country for one year until they find out what has happened in the November 2020 election. From the result of the investigation, a new election will take place to elect a new government according to army leaders.