Ousted Myanmar leader warned of possible army obstruction

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who became Myanmar’s leader in 2016 following five decades of military rule, has cautioned repeatedly that the country’s democratic reforms would only succeed if the powerful army accepted the changes. On Monday, those warnings proved prescient. The military detained Suu Kyi and other senior politicians and announced it was seizing control of the country for one year under a state of emergency. It was a sharp halt in the tentative steps toward democracy by the Southeast Asian nation in the past decade. For Suu Kyi, it was the latest blow in a life spent contending with military might.