Myanmar military coup (file photo)
Myanmar Coup: Aung San Suu Kyi is accused of illegally possessing imported radio and for this reason she will be under arrest till 15 February.
- February 3, 2021, 6:35 PM IST
Yangon. Myanmar police have accused ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of illegally keeping several walkie-talkies in his residence. Members of Suu Kyi’s party have feared to have him detained by 15 February. On Monday, the army had arrested Sui Chi and other senior leaders in a coup. The session of the new Parliament was to begin on the same day.
The leaders of Suu Kyi’s party have said that she has not moved out of her residence and has been placed under house arrest. Under the charges, Sui Chi could face a maximum jail term of two years. The chargesheet stated that Sui Chi’s bodyguards were using unregistered walkie talkie. National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Kyi Tow confirmed the allegations on his Facebook page.
He said that the ousted President of the country, Vin Mint, has been accused of violating the rules of natural disaster management law. Fio Jaire Thav, an NLD MP also confirmed the allegations. Police and court officials could not be contacted in the capital Napita regarding the allegations. For Myanmar, which is making progress towards democracy, the coup is a dark aspect and it underscores how much military generals have interfered in this country.
It is noteworthy that in Myanmar, the army coup on February 1 and took many leaders, including the country’s top leader Aung San Suu Kyi, into custody. According to media reports, it was announced Monday morning on Army-owned television channel ‘Mayawadi TV’ that the army has taken control of the country for a year.