It’s been criticised as ‘unacceptable’ and a ‘serious blow to democracy’ by the UN.
World leaders have been swift in condemning Myanmar’s coup.
The international community is demanding democracy be restored.
And it’s calling for the realase of the de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures detained by the military.
The coup leaders say the takeover is temporary and have promised elections in a year.
But that hasn’t stopped threats of sanctions, particularly by the U.S.
And the UN security council has called for an emergeny meeting on the situation on Tuesday.
Presenter: Kim Vinnell
Michael Charney is Professor and Chair of Asian and Military History at SOAS, University of London and Author, of ‘A History of Modern Burma’.
Illinois is Tharaphi Than is Myanmar Historian and Associate Professor at Center for SEAsian Studies at Northern Illinois University.
Paul Donowitz is Myanmar Campaign Leader at Global Witness.
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