Myanmar has once again brought shame on democracy. The Myanmar army has detained supreme leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
A spokesman for the Governor’s National League for Democracy said on Monday that Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the ruling party were detained in the morning,this step has been taken by the army after the tension between the government and the army, which triggered a coup after a military election.
The first statement from the US has come after Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken into custody.
White House spokeswoman Jane Saki has commented on behalf of the United States that the US is concerned about the steps taken by the Myanmar military to reduce the country’s democratic powers, including the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials.
She told that President Biden has been informed by the US NSA.
White House spokeswoman states that we reaffirm our strong support for Myanmar’s democratic institutions and in coordination with our regional allies, from the military and all other parties to adhere to democratic norms and the rule of law and urges the release of those detained.
White House spokeswoman further stated that the US opposed any effort to change the results of the recent elections.
She said ” action will be taken against those who are responsible for these steps taken to disrupt Myanmar’s democracy. We are closely monitoring the situation and we stand with the people of Myanmar.”