Hundreds of MPs under arrest in Myanmar after the coup


Yangon: A day after the military took over power in Myanmar following a coup in Myanmar, hundreds of Members of Parliament were placed under house arrest at their official residence on Tuesday, and troops were stationed outside it. At the same time, senior leaders including the country’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been taken into custody.

A detained MP said that he and 400 other MPs spent the night awake. The MP said, “We had to be alert and awake.” He said that there were police and soldiers inside the compound, where members of Suu Kyi’s party and leaders of other smaller parties are kept. Significantly, the army in Myanmar was overthrown on Monday and detained several top leaders of his party, including top leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Has taken control of the country for