Aung San Suu Kyi and other Myanmar figures detained in military raids, says ruling party

Country’s powerful military have previously threatened to ‘take action’ over alleged fraud in a November election

Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from Myanmar’s ruling party figures have been detained by the military in early morning raids, in what observers fear signals the first phase of a coup.

Phone and internet access to the capital Naypyitaw was lost on Monday morning, while state-run MRTV television said it had been unable to broadcast, and soldiers were reportedly deployed outside City Hall in the main city of Yangon.

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