Aung San Suu Kyi (second right)  is greeted at Dublin Airport in 2010 after her release from house arrest in Myanmar with then Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore (right), and from left: Bill Shipley, of Amnesty Internatonal, and U2’s Bono

This morning.

Myanmar’s military has seized power and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of her governing party after they declared the November 2020 Myanmar general election results fraudulent.

In 2017, critics called for her Ms Suu Kyi’s Nobel prize to be revoked, citing her silence over the persecution of Rohingya people.

Via BBC:

All authority has been given to the top army commander and a one-year state of emergency has been declared, a statement on military TV said.

The coup follows a landslide election win by Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD).

She urged her supporters “not to accept this” and “protest against the coup”.

In a letter written in preparation for her impending detention, she said the military’s actions put the country back under dictatorship.

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi detained as military seizes control (BBC)


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13 thoughts on “Burmese Days

      1. Broadbag

        + 2 no sympathy for her, she chose power and endorsing the Rohingya massacre over house arrest and being on the right side of history, karma’s a bitch.

        1. bisted

          …three of the above have been exposed as hypocrites and charlatans…your one for picking on the (wrong type) of muslims…yer man exposed by Edward Snowden giving briefings to the Yanks/zionists…Amnesty for selling the local franchise to Soros…don’t know about the Dutch fella…

    1. f_lawless

      With the people of Myanmar now being subjected to a military coup, the country’s nascent democracy being cast aside, it’s a shrug and “who cares” from Daisy.. I guess it’s easier just to focus on superficial personas constructed within one-sided western media narratives

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