UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the world community to end Myanmar military coup. Secretary-General Guterres has called for the restoration of constitutional order in Myanmar. He said that he hoped there would be unity in the Security Council on the issue.
“We will do everything necessary to mobilize the leaders of the international community to put enough pressure on Myanmar to thwart this coup,” he said. “Reversing the will of the people and the election results is completely unacceptable. I hope that it is possible to explain to the Myanmar army that this is not the way to run the country. ‘ Guterres has said.
The army had arrested elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi before taking power. Myanmar police have filed various charges against Suu Kyi, and she will remain in custody until February 15. There has been no reaction from Suu Kyi or President Win Min since the military took power.
Election before Myanmar military coup
Myanmar Army has declared a one-year state of emergency and handed over power to an army elected government. Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won the election. Suu Kyi’s NLD has won 396 of the 476 seats in both the lower and upper houses of parliament in the November election. According to the 2008 constitution, the army is allocated 25 percent of the total seats in parliament. Also, some important ministries have been given to the army.
As part of the Myanmar military coup, the army has also instructed to shut down Facebook. The army has given such instructions saying that social media has hampered the restoration of stability. On Thursday, users said they did not have access to social media. The Facebook page created against the Myanmar military coup has received tens of thousands of likes.