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As Army Takes Over, Fear and Uncertainty Grip Myanmar Citizens

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Central Yangon. According to locals there is a high level of uneasy calm right now and the army has focused on taking control of the political capital NayPyiTaw 629x472 - As Army Takes Over, Fear and Uncertainty Grip Myanmar Citizens

HYDERABAD, Feb 02 (IPS) – Yangon resident Ni Ni Aye walked to her office yesterday morning. A couple of hours before, the army had staged a coup by seizing power and declaring a state of emergency in Myanmar. Ni Aye, an employee of one of Yangon’s largest technology firms, tried to call her colleagues and family, but phone services were down. So, she decided to walk to the office and see what was happening.

“There were no armoured vehicles or soldiers with heavy weapons, yet everything was extremely quiet. It was very confusing; nobody had a clue on what is really happening. Then we realised, the action is all happening in the capital,” Ni Aye told IPS.

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