President and head of ruling party arrested in Myanmar

President and head of ruling party arrested in Myanmar

President Win Myint and State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, who heads the ruling party “National League for Democracy” were detained in Myanmar. This was announced by party spokesman Myo Nyunt.

The country is currently experiencing tensions between the civilian government and the military. It arose after elections in November in which the party won. But the military said the election results were rigged. The ruling party fears a coup d’état.

Nyunt said that President Win Myin, ruling National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other party officials were detained in the early hours of February 1. He speculates that he too may be arrested.

Phone and Internet service is disrupted in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. Soldiers appeared on the streets of the city.