New York, February 4
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged on Wednesday to mobilise enough international pressure on Myanmar’s military “to make sure that this coup fails” as the UN Security Council tries to negotiate a statement on the crisis.
The Myanmar army detained the country’s elected leader and Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, and others on Monday in response to “election fraud”. The military handed power to its chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposed a state of emergency for one year. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council called for the immediate release of Suu Kyi and other political leaders arbitrarily detained by the military. — Agencies