Myanmar's military has taken control of the country after State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders were arrested early Monday morning. The military claims they are acting in response to alleged fraud in last year's general election.
Here's what we know so far:
– President U Win Myint was charged under the National Disaster Management Law while State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was charged under the Export and Import Law, a National League for Democracy (NLD) official confirmed on Wednesday.
– The army has declared a one-year state of emergency, saying new elections will be held after the end of the state of emergency.
– Power has been "handed to" Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
– A majority of regional and state chief ministers were released on Tuesday.
– A major cabinet shakeup was announced by the military. The latest appointment was central bank governor U Than Nyein.
– Protests have been staged in Myanmar and other parts of the world following the military takeover.