Australia says it is very concerned about the news surrounding the situation. “We call on the military to abide by the law, resolve disputes legally, and immediately release anyone detained illegally,” Australian Foreign Secretary Marice Payne said in a statement.
The arrests were also reported to US President Joe Biden. The U.S. government says it will take action if the prisoners are not released. “The United States will take action if those responsible do not change these measures,” a White House statement said.
The Myanmar army conducted a conspiracy from Sunday to Monday night. An NLD spokesman previously said that Sookie, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, had been arrested. Several key members of the party and President Win Mind have also been arrested.
In recent days, tensions between Myanmar’s government and military have escalated in the wake of last November’s election. According to the military, elections won by a majority by the head of government are rigged. It was already feared for a conspiracy.
Australia and the United States have called for the election results to be guaranteed. Japan has announced that it does not yet want to expel the Japanese from Myanmar. The government says it will keep an eye on the situation.
UN “These developments are a serious setback for democratic reforms in Myanmar,” he says. UN Security Council convenes this week to discuss the “complex” situation in Myanmar.