Detained Aung San Suu Kyi Urges Myanmar to Oppose Military Coup

*Myanmar PM Aung San Suu Kyi 
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 By Hadiza Mohammed

Phnom Penh, Feb. 1, 2021 (NAN/dpa) Myanmar’s detained de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was arrested during a coup on Monday urged the people of Myanmar to oppose military power grab.

The plea was contained in a statement signed by her party.

“The Tatamdaw’s (the military’s) action showed no consideration whatsoever for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is just to bring the country back to the military dictatorship’’ Suu Kyi asserted.

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“The public is urged to fully oppose the military coup and resoundingly resist against it,” she added.

Earlier, Myanmar’s military has declared a state of emergency for a year and installed a former general as president, the military-owned Myawaddy television station.

A former general named Myint Swe, who was previously serving as vice president, has been installed as acting president.

However, under the state of emergency military commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing has effectively taken control. (NAN/dpa)

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