Myanmar coup: Tanks seen in capital after Aung San Suu Kyi deposed in military takeover
Myanmar’s generals consolidated their control of the country today after staging a surgical coup that saw defacto leader Aung San Suu Kyi placed under house arrest and all powers transferred to the army. Armored personnel carriers and soldiers were seen patrolling the streets of capital Naypyidaw, where Ms Suu Kyi is being held under house arrest along with president Win Myint.
Military leaders assumed full control despite threats from world leaders – led by President Joe Biden – who threatened to impose sanctions and take ‘appropriate action’. While most countries and international organisations spoke out to condemn the coup, China pointedly dismissed it – with state media calling it a ‘cabinet reshuffle’.
Tanks can be seen in the capital of Myanmar after leader Aung San Suu Kyi was deposed in a military coup after election results were declared fraudulent.
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