Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained in coup.Watch
Myanmar’s military has detained the country’s civilian leadership in a coup in the early hours this morning claiming there were huge discrepancies in November’s election results.
A one year state of emergency has been declared and power handed to Min Aung Hlaing
The coup has been condemned by western powers.
Then again, given the supposed government, or military for that matter, doesnt even control most of the country (the various drug armies and separatists having their own enclaves) its of even less impact.
I find it interesting the west has 'condemned' this though. Not only because it seems to be a boiler plate response trotted out for events they couldnt give a stuff about but because they were previously clamoring for her to be sent to the Hague for war crimes.
If nothing else though, a continued travesty for the good folk of Burma who deserve much better than either the lame duck that was just put out of its misery or the kleptocratic military. Hopefully one day they'll manage to get something better but until they start to get control of the country itself (preferably without the Chinese who have been decidedly unhelpful) i see little hope for the country to ever have any real degree of freedom.