The latest on this front comes from a United Nations announcement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Take a look at this excerpt:
In a statement issued by his spokesperson on Sunday, Secretary-General António Guterres also voiced “grave concern” regarding the declaration of the transfer of all legislative, executive and judicial powers to the military.
“These developments represent a serious blow to democratic reforms in Myanmar”, the statement said.
Volkan Bozkir, President of the UN General Assembly, also voiced concerns over the situation in Myanmar.
“Attempts to undermine democracy and rule of law are unacceptable”, he said in a Tweet, calling for the “immediate release” of detained political leaders.
See the full tweet here:
I am deeply concerned about developments in #Myanmar. I call for immediate release of detained political leaders. Attempts to undermine #democracy & rule of law are unacceptable. Military leaders must adhere to democratic norms and respect public institutions &civilian authority.
— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) February 1, 2021
The BBC also reports this morning:
Myanmar’s military has seized power after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratically elected leaders. Troops are patrolling streets in major cities and communications are limited. The top army commander is now in charge and a one-year state of emergency has been declared, army TV announced.
The move follows a landslide win by Ms Suu Kyi’s party in an election the army claims was marred by fraud. She urged her supporters to “not accept this” and “protest against the coup”.