Calls are growing for the release of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi a day after the army seized power in the south-east Asian nation.

Ms Suu Kyi, who led the country’s elected government, has not been seen since she was detained by the military.

Hundreds of MPs also remain confined after soldiers surrounded their accommodation in the capital.

While no protests have been reported, there have been acts of defiance, including a strike by medical staff.

The military took power in the early hours of Monday and declared a year-long state of emergency after accusing Ms Suu Kyi’s party of fraud over its recent election win.

Her National League for Democracy (NLD) demanded her immediate release on Tuesday. It has also called upon the military to accept the results of the November election, which saw the NLD win more than 80% of the votes.

Myanmar, also known as Burma, was ruled by the armed forces until 2011, when a nominally civilian government was sworn in.
Source: BBC