“The Prague Society and Global Panel Foundation are disgusted by the developments in Myanmar. We call for the military to pull back, and for countries to use all means to help return democracy. I met Aung San Suu Kyi several times in Prague. She should be let free immediately.”
Prof. Marc S. Ellenbogen
President, the Prague Society
Chair, Global Panel Foundation
Member of the National Advisory Board, US Democratic Party (2004-2010)
(CNN) – Myanmar’s military seized power of the Southeast Asian country in a coup on Monday, after detaining the country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and numerous other top government figures. In a television address, the army announced that power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and that it was declaring a national state of emergency for one year.
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