The ruling “National League for Democracy” party in Myanmar announced the arrest of the country’s president, Win Myint, and party leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior officials at dawn today.
“I would like to inform our people not to respond to this recklessly, and I would like them to act in accordance with the law,” party spokesman Myo Nyunt told “Reuters”, adding that he expected that he would be arrested as well.
The Myanmar army announced on Saturday that it would protect the country’s constitution, abide by it and act according to the law, amid fears in the country that the armed forces may try to seize power.
In an official statement, the army said that the recent statements made by its top military commander regarding the abrogation of the constitution had been misinterpreted by the media and some organizations.
In turn, the ruling National League for Democracy party, which won the November elections by an overwhelming majority, said that it accepted the army’s statement about the situation in the country as an appropriate explanation after the armed forces said they would protect and follow the constitution.
He added that the party wanted the army to be an organization that “accepts the will of the people regarding the elections.”
Source: Reuters + RT