TOKYO, February 2. /TASS/. Troops supported by armored vehicles have been deployed to protect government buildings and other important facilities in Myanmar, Japan’s NHK TV channel reported on Tuesday.
The country’s military has detained several hundred people, including the leaders and activists of the ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), namely President Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
All parliament members representing the NLD have been taken into custody in Myanmar’s capital of Naypyitaw, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported. According to Kyodo, many family members of NLD leaders have also been detained. Aung San Suu Kyi has been placed under house arrest, Kyodo said.
On Monday, Myanmar’s army announced the replacement of 11 cabinet members linked to the NLD. On February 1, the army declared a state of emergency for one year and ousted the government, citing election fraud. The NLD won November’s general election and planned to begin forming its cabinet on Monday.