Just a few days after carrying out a coup that has sparked outrage and received criticism from several quarters, the Myanmar army has arrested a prominent aide of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Slew Of Arrests
This latest arrest is coming hot on the heels of the erstwhile Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar President Win Myint. Both were arrested and held on Monday after the military usurped the government and granted control of the country to army chief Min Aung Hlaing. The former leader is facing up to two years in jail.
Win Htein left Naypyidaw on Thursday afternoon and went to Yangon, revealed a Facebook post by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy's (NLD) verified Facebook page.
“He was arrested from his daughter’s house where he was staying at midnight [in Yangon],” party press officer Kyi Toe said, adding he was being held in a Naypyidaw police station.
The 79-year-old Win Htein is no stranger to being the military's guest, having spent long stret...