Myanmar coup: military tightens grip amid calls for Aung San Suu Kyi to be freed

Myanmar coup: military tightens grip amid calls for Aung San Suu Kyi to be freedFebruary 2, 2021

Army appears in full control amid reports hundreds of MPs are being confined in government housing

Myanmar’s military appears to be in firm control of the country, one day after it launched a coup and detained Aung San Suu Kyi, whose whereabouts remain unclear.

The military’s actions provoked widespread international condemnation, with the US president, Joe Biden, threatening sanctions and calling for governments to press for the military to release detainees. The UN security council will meet on Tuesday to discuss the matter.

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