Army destroys headquarters of Suu Kyi’s NLD party

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The army in Myanmar reportedly destroyed the headquarters of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. The NLD reports on Facebook. The military is tightening its approach.

After the military coup in Myanmar, the army is said to have destroyed the party headquarters of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of the former de facto head of government Aung San Suu Kyi. The AFP reports.

The “dictatorial” military leadership “searched and destroyed” the party’s headquarters in the economic metropolis of Rangoon on Tuesday evening at around 9:30 pm (local time), the National League for Democracy (NLD) announced on Facebook.

How did the military coup in Myanmar come about? In Myanmar, the military took control on February 1st and disempowered the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi. The official reason is said to have been – unproven – allegations of electoral fraud in the November election, which the party of the former freedom icon Suu Kyi had once again won by a huge margin. The military staged a coup on the very day the newly elected parliament was due to meet. Observers believe that the military wanted to counteract Suu Kyi’s growing popularity in the country in particular. Your victory in the election was downright landslide. The 75-year-old, who has been the de facto head of government since 2015, has repeatedly called for constitutional changes. The military already had a strong position in Myanmar before the coup. Several important ministerial posts were filled by the army.

Protests against coups continue despite warnings

The Reuters news agency had previously reported that two party offices had been searched by the police. Two MPs reported that. The two members of their National League for Democracy (NLD) spoke of a raid by about a dozen officials after dark on Tuesday.

The military in Myanmar seized power over a week ago and deposed the civilian government. The de facto head of government and Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were arrested. The coup ended a decade of democratic change in the Southeast Asian country.

Nationwide protests against the coup continue despite threats from the military. On Tuesday, demonstrators again gathered in numerous cities to demand the reinstatement of the civilian government under Aung San Suu Kyi. It was the fourth day of resistance in a row.

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