Myanmar's military ruler, General Min Aung Hlaing, has named himself the new Prime Minister of a newly constituted caretaker administration, according to the country's official news agency. Six months ago, on February 1, the army, commanded by General Hlaing, seized control from a civilian government after Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party won elections that the military said were rigged.
Former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan took to his verified Twitter account to call for the release of Myanmar’s democratically elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Checkout the screenshot: I call for the unconditional release of Myanmar’s democratically elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. I stand in solidarity with democracy all over the world, and call for a return to constitutional order in Myanmar. Checkout the screenshots of reactions: Now that the military has retaken control of the government
After the November election was won by Aung San Suu Kyi and his party, Myanmar’s military staged a coup against the democratically elected government and took control of it thereby, detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and senior members of her party "National League for Democracy". This incident has been characterised by the World leaders as a major blow to the Southeast Asian nation’s fragile transition to democracy. However, Ms Suu Kyi and senior members of her party were detained following a predawn invasion,
The Myanmar military has shut down the internet and held the country elected president Aung San Suu Kyi in detention. According to reports, the head of the military coup plotters that have toppled the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. In the early hour of Monday, the Telephone and internet communications in Myanmar’s capital are down after Myanmar’s military takes power and declares a state of emergency in the small Asian country for a year.