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A state of emergency in Myanmar

Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and her top lieutenants were detained in raids early this morning, as the military reasserted its grip on the country with a coup against a government that had been in power for only five years.
Officials from the National League for Democracy, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, confirmed the detentions. Hours later, with politicians and activists alike racing to find out who had been detained, a military television network announced a one-year state of emergency with power transferred to the army chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.
Analysis: “The doors just opened to a different, almost certainly darker future,” said Thant Myint-U, a historian of Myanmar. “Myanmar is a country already at war with itself, awash in weapons, with millions barely able to feed themselves, deeply divided along religious and ethnic lines.”

Background: In recent years, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, once celebrated as an international champion of human rights, has defended the security forces against accusations that they waged a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group. But with her party winning the November election in a landslide, the generals began visibly losing patience with the facade of civilian rule that they had designed.

1-II-21, nytimes


WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: Myanmar’s military detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders and took control of the country. The Biden administration warned it will “take action” if the military proceeds with what appears to be a coup. The latest from the BBC, and more here from POLITICO on the U.S. response. Journalists Aye Min Thant and Annie Zaman are live-tweeting from on the ground. 1-II-21, politico