The government officials were detained as a result of a military coup in Myanmar on 1st February 2021. The State-counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has also been detained along with her other compatriots. Apart from that, night curfew has been imposed in the capital Naypyitaw and Yangon. Internet and cellular connectivity have been cut to prevent people from creating unrest. Why did the military, who vowed to abide by the constitution, end up working against the government and violating the law?
WHO IS AUNG SAN SUU KYI?
Aung San Suu Kyi is the State-Counsellor of Myanmar since 2011. She is also the leader of the political party called National League for Democracy. She is also a Nobel Peace Prize winner for her non-violent struggles for Human-rights and democracy. However, she is a very controversial leader in the eyes of many, mainly due to her approach to handling the Rohingya crisis. She was heavily criticised for using force to drive the Rohingyas, despite being a Nobel Peace laureate.
THE PURPOSE OF THE MILITARY COUP IN MYANMAR:
The purpose of this military coup in Myanmar can be followed back to mid-2015 when Aung San Suu Kyi’s party NLD (National League for Democracy) won an avalanche larger part in the parliamentary political decision. The resistance, Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) followed communist philosophies and was controlled by the military, who needed a one-party rule like other communist countries. The USDP considered the 2015 races as unjustifiable. They accepted that the polling firms were messed with and requested re-election.
When refused re-election, the USDP’s leader threatened the government to cause a coup which would result in overthrowing of the government. Now, in 2021, when they found the right opportunity, they manage to successfully pull this coup off.
The circumstance of this coup is likewise effortlessly clarified. This week the primary meeting of parliament since the political decision going to start, which would have cherished the political decision result by supporting the following government. That will presently not occur.
Be that as it may, the military’s more extended approach is difficult to understand. What do they intend to do in the year they have offered themselves to run the country? There will be public indignation regarding an upset so not long after a political decision in which 70% of citizens resisted the Covid-19 pandemic to cast a ballot so overwhelmingly for Aung San Suu Kyi.
Broadly difficult, she is probably not going to co-work with a weapon held to her head. Her partner, President Win Myint, is the lone individual approved under the constitution to establish a highly sensitive situation. He has been kept with her.
For the second the military’s activity seems careless and dangerously puts Myanmar.