Myanmar gov't leaders detained, military declares 1-year state of emergency

Source: Xinhua| 2021-02-01 13:25:04|Editor: huaxia
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Photo taken on Feb. 1, 2021 shows military vehicles parking in City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other senior officials of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) had been detained by the military early on Monday. Meanwhile, the Myanmar President's Office declared a state of emergency which will last for one year. The declaration signed by First Vice President U Myint Swe, who is serving as the acting president, was announced on the military-owned Myawady TV. The state power will be handed over to Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Min Aung Hlaing, the TV said in a statement. (Xinhua/Zhang Dongqiang)

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