<Australia BreakNews = Reporter Yangon Jung Hyung-sup>
▲ Aung San Suu Kyi, a national adviser to Myanmar, was reportedly detained by the military, sparking a stir. © Australia BreakNews
Myanmar's ruling party, Aung San Suu Kyi, is said to have been detained by the military, sparking a stir.
President Won Min and senior ruling party officials were also detained, and the state-run broadcaster MRTV was reportedly suspended.
This is interpreted as an escalating tension as Myanmar's military, which protested the ruling party's landslide victory in the general election held in November last year, recently hinted at military action.
According to AFP on the 1st, spokesman for the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) Myonun said, "I heard that Suu Kyi's national advisor and President Yunmin were detained by the military in the capital, Nepido."
Spokesman Myo Nun said, "Considering the current situation, the military should assume that it is carrying out a coup." He added that he is also expected to be detained.
Since the detention, state-run broadcasting has also been suspended. Myanmar's state-run MRTV said on its Facebook page that "MRTV and radio broadcaster 'Sound of Burma' cannot broadcast regular broadcasts due to communication problems."
The incident came amid tensions over the political situation, with the military raising suspicions over the results of the general elections in November last year, suggesting a recent coup but stepping down due to diplomatic concerns. In the election, the NLD won 396 of the 476 seats, which led to the formation of a single government.
Myanmar's military on Thursday called on election officials to investigate allegations of rigged elections. Chief Commander Min Aung Hleiing, who is in charge of the military, warned that the Constitution could be abolished under certain circumstances.