Foreign Affairs Minister, Marise Payne, has issued Australia’s official response:
The Australian Government is deeply concerned at reports the Myanmar military is once again seeking to seize control of Myanmar and has detained State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint.
Australia is a long-standing supporter of Myanmar and its democratic transition. We call on the military to respect the rule of law, to resolve disputes through lawful mechanisms, and to release immediately all civilian leaders and others who have been detained unlawfully.
We strongly support the peaceful reconvening of the National Assembly, consistent with the results of the November 2020 general election.