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Myanmar: State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrested

Updated: February 1, 2021 1:24 pm

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior leaders from the ruling party of Myanmar National League for Democracy (NLD) have been detained in an early morning raid. Quoting the spokesperson of the NLD Myo Nyunt, Reuters reports that along with Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other leaders have also been ‘taken’ in the early hours of Monday morning.

The detention comes hours before the first meeting of the newly elected parliament was to begin on Monday. The official Myanmar News agency had announced that the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the parliament Pyithu Hluttaw will be elected on the first day of the session starting on Monday.

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