The Myanmar military took control of the country. On the morning of February 1, the head of the Myanmar ruling National League for Democracy party, state adviser and de facto leader of the country Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar President Vin Myin and other members of the political leadership were detained. The country has declared a state of emergency for a year.
According to a statement signed by First Vice President Myint Shwe and announced on the military-owned Myawady TV, state power will be transferred to the Chief of the Armed Forces, Min Aung Hlaing.
In recent months, relations between the country's leadership and the army have deteriorated sharply due to the military's dissatisfaction with the results of the November elections in the country, which they declared to be rigged.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Australian Foreign Minister Maris Payne expressed concern over the situation in Myanmar and called on the military to immediately release State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and other high-ranking officials.