Why is the military taking control in Myanmar?

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    #Myanmar’s #military has taken control of the country under a one-year state of emergency and reports say State Counsellor Aung San Suu #Kyi and other government leaders have been detained. FRANCE 24’s Chief Foreign Editor Rob Parsons takes a look at the reasons why the military has taken over now.

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