Myanmar military seizes power, detains Suu Kyi

Published on 1 Feb 2021 1:25:45 PM

Myanmar's military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically-elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Other senior figures from the country's ruling party were detained in what the party's spokesman called an early morning raid.

On military-owned TV, the Myanmar army declared a state of emergency, saying that they had made arrests in response to allegations of election fraud.