- Myanmar closes its worldwide airport in Yangon, its principal gateway
- The airport’s supervisor says it has been closed till Might however gave no actual date
- A day earlier, the military staged a coup in response to “election fraud”
Myanmar has closed its worldwide airport in Yangon, its principal gateway, the airport’s supervisor stated on Tuesday, a day after the nation’s military staged a coup.
Yangon airport supervisor Cellphone Myint informed Reuters the airport had closed till Might however gave no actual date. The Myanmar Occasions newspaper reported permission to land and take off had been revoked for all flights, together with aid flights, till 23:59 of Might 31.
Earlier, a senior official from the get together of Mynmar’s detained Aung Suu Kyi stated that he had discovered that her well being was good and that she was not being moved from the situation the place she was being held after a coup towards her authorities.
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The whereabouts and situation of Myanmar’s elected chief haven’t been made public since she was detained within the capital Naypyidaw by the army throughout the coup on Monday.
“There is no plan to move Daw Aung San Su Kyi and Doctor Myo Aung. It’s learned that they are in good health,” stated Kyi Toe, a member of the Nationwide League for Democracy’s central info committee in a Fb publish which additionally referred to certainly one of her allies.
Reuters was unable to contact Kyi Toe for additional remark and clarification as to how he obtained the info.
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He additionally posted that NLD members of parliament detained throughout the coup had been being allowed to depart the quarters the place that they had been held.
A day earlier, the military stated it had carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud”, handing energy to army chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for one yr, based on a press release on a military-owned tv station.
Cellphone strains to the capital Naypyitaw and the principle industrial centre of Yangon weren’t reachable, and state TV went off air hours earlier than parliament had been on account of sit for the primary time for the reason that NLD’s landslide election win in November, considered as a referendum on Suu Kyi’s fledgling democratic authorities.
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Troopers took up positions at metropolis corridor in Yangon and cell web knowledge and telephone providers within the NLD stronghold had been disrupted, residents stated. Web connectivity additionally had fallen dramatically, monitoring service NetBlocks stated.
Suu Kyi, Myanmar President Win Myint and different NLD leaders had been “taken” within the early hours of the morning, NLD spokesman Myo Nyunt informed Reuters by telephone.
“I want to tell our people not to respond rashly and I want them to act according to the law,” he stated, including that he anticipated to be arrested himself. Reuters was subsequently unable to contact him.
The detentions got here after days of escalating stress between the civilian authorities and the army that stirred fears of a coup within the aftermath of the election.