The authorities in Myanmar announced, on Tuesday, the closure of the international airport in Yangon until the first of next June, following the coup that took place yesterday, Monday, at a time when the airport manager said: “We have received an order to close the airport.”
An official in the party of Myanmar Leader Aung Suu Kyi said he learned that she was in good health and had not been removed from the place where she was detained after the coup against her government.
The authorities have not announced the location and status of the elected Myanmar leader since the army arrested her in the capital, Naypyidaw, during Monday’s coup.
This comes as the UN Security Council announced that it will hold an emergency meeting today. To discuss the situation in Myanmar, according to the work program of the current British Presidency of the Council, which was approved by the members. The program stated that the meeting will be closed and held via video technology.
The Executive Committee of the National League for Democracy Party in Myanmar called in a Facebook statement for the military to release Chancellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and others as soon as possible. Possibly after they arrested the two during a military coup.
The statement also called for the recognition of the results of last year’s elections, which the National League won, and for the convening of the parliament due to start this week.
The association said, “What happened (the coup) is a stigma in the history of the country and the army.”
It appears that Aung San Suu Kyi is under house arrest in the capital Naypyadao, according to what a member of her party said.
For his part, the army promised, in a statement published on Facebook, to organize “free and fair” elections as soon as the state of emergency was lifted in the country.
Surrounding the Deputies
Hundreds of Myanmar’s parliament members remained under house arrest inside their government rest house in the country’s capital today, Tuesday, a day after the army coup.
One MP said that he and 400 members of parliament were able to speak inside the Wall’s compound. Trahat, and communicate with their constituencies by phone, but they were not allowed to leave the apartment complex in Naypyidaw. He added that the police were stationed inside the compound, while the army was outside.
The deputy said that the politicians, who belong to Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party and smaller parties, spent a sleepless night worried about the possibility of being led
And the deputy – who spoke on condition of anonymity out of concern for his safety – stated, “We had to stay awake and be alert.”
Then the army took over. On the morning when MPs from all over the country gathered in the capital to open the new parliamentary session, and it comes after days of worrying about the possibility of a coup.
The army said that seizing power was necessary, because the government did not Take any action regarding allegations of fraud in the elections held last November, in which the ruling Suki Party won a majority of parliamentary seats – and because it allowed elections to take place despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The military rulers in Myanmar, they declared Monday, the dismissal of Aung San Suu Kyi, the removal of 24 ministers and deputy ministers, and the appointment of 11 ministers in their new administration after they seized power in a coup.
The announcement was made on the TV channel Miwadi, which is run by the army, and included the appointment of ministers for finance, health, media, foreign affairs, defense, borders, and the interior.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, called on Monday for the release of At least 45 people were detained in Myanmar after the army seized power there.
It is reported that the Myanmar army seized power on Monday, in a coup against the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and the Nobel Peace Prize winner who was arrested along with Other leaders of the National League for Democracy party in raids during the early hours of the morning.