Coup: Soldiers Chase Myanmar’s Prime Minister Out Of Power, US Threatens Sanction

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The Myanmar has removed the Prime Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi from power.

The seized power Monday a coup against the democratically elected government of the Nobel laureate.

Aung San Suu Kyi before her ouster was de facto prime minister her as state counsellor.

The United States has threatened sanction against the country as the United Nations condemned the coup.

In an early morning raid, Suu Kyi was detained along with leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party.

The army said it had carried out the detentions in response “election fraud”, handing power chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a for one year, according a statement a -owned television station.

The generals made move hours before parliament had been due sit for the first since the NLD’s landslide in a Nov. 8 election viewed as a referendum Suu Kyi’s fledgling democratic government.

Phone lines to the capital Naypyitaw and the main commercial centre of Yangon were not reachable, and state TV went off air. People rushed to markets in Yangon to stock up on food and supplies while others lined up at ATMs to withdraw cash.

Soldiers took up positions at city hall in Yangon and mobile internet data and phone services in the NLD stronghold were disrupted, residents said. Internet connectivity also had fallen dramatically, monitoring service NetBlocks said.