Washington: There has been a coup in Myanmar. The army has imposed an emergency for one year after a coup. US President Joe Biden has described the military coup as a direct attack on the move towards democracy. Biden has warned of a new ban on Myanmar. The US has criticized Myanmar’s move to detain the country’s top leaders, including state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. The US President also called on the global community to pressurize the Myanmar army in one voice.
Biden said, “The coup, detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other authorities by the Myanmar military and the declaration of a national emergency are a direct attack on the democratic transfer of power in the country. In democracy, the military should not ignore public will Should. For almost a decade, the people of Burma have been working continuously for holding elections, establishing democratic government and peaceful power transfer. This progress must be respected. “
Army took command in Myanmar
Recently elections were held in Myanmar, which the army has dubbed as fake and after that the fears of military rebellion increased. Aung San Suu Kyi, President Vin Mint and many other leaders were taken into custody early Monday. After this coup, the army has taken control of the country in its hands for a year. The army has appointed the general as acting president. Since the general elections in November 2020, there has been a deadlock between the government and the military.
The army says that the general elections held on 8 November 2020 were fake. In this election, Sui Chi’s NLD party got 83 percent seats in Parliament, which was enough to form the government. The army also filed a complaint against the President and the Chief Election Commissioner in the country’s highest court, calling this election as fake. However, the Election Commission denied his allegations outright. After this alleged fraud, the army had recently threatened action. Since then, the fears of a coup coup had increased.
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