HUNDREDS OF MEMBERS OF MYANMAR’S PARLIAMENT HAVE BEEN PLACED UNDER HOUSE ARREST INCLUDING AUNG SAN SUU KYI
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 3, 2021
Hundreds of members of Myanmar’s Parliament have been placed under house arrest and confined to their government housing complex and guarded by soldiers a day after the military seized power in a coup and detained Senior Politicians, including the country’s defector leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
One of the detained lawmakers said he and about four hundred others spent a sleepless night, worried they might be taken away.
They were able to speak with one another inside the compound and communicate to the outside by phone, but were not allowed to leave the housing complex in the Capital Naypyitaw.
He said Suu Kyi was not being held with them.
The lawmaker who spoke with newsmen on condition of anonymity out of concern for his safety said they had to stay awake and be alert.
He said police were inside the complex where members of Suu Kyi’s party and various smaller parties were being held while soldiers were outside.