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Myanmar Crisis

Suu Kyi under house arrest in capital after coup: Myanmar lawmaker

President Win also detained at home; lawmakers kept at government quarters

Myanmar's National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi in 2015. Suu Kyi is once again under house arrest, according to a lawmaker on Tuesday.   © Reuters

YANGON -- Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is under house arrest in the capital Naypyitaw, Nikkei has learned, after the military seized control in a coup on Monday.

A member of the lower house from the National League for Democracy told Nikkei on the phone that Suu Kyi was "detained by the military and then moved to her home," adding that President Win Myint is also under house arrest.

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