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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior ruling party figures detained as military stages coup – SBS News

Myanmar’s military has seized power in a coup against the democratically-elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

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A verified Facebook account from Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party has published a statement on behalf of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying that people should not accept a military coup and should protest.
The NLD said the statement, which was uploaded on a Facebook page used by the party during its election campaign, was written before Monday’s coup had taken place. Reuters could not immediately reach NLD party officials for comment.
Suu Kyi has not been seen in public…

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