Myanmar's military retakes power in coup as Aung San Suu Kyi is detained

by Anthony Davis

Myanmar’s armed forces (Tatmadaw) have again seized power in a re-assertion of military rule after five years of troubled parliamentary cohabitation with an elected civilian government.

The military’s third power grab since independence in 1948 dashed hopes that recent elections won by the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by the popular Aung San Suu Kyi marked a further step on the country’s transition to greater democracy.

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