Myanmar Government Allegedly Arrest Two Senior Officials Over Coup Plot

Several reports indicate that the ruling government allegedly arrested two senior officials from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in the capital of Naypyidaw on April 12th.

The two individuals, Myanmar Economic Cooperation Chairman, Lt. General Nyo Saw, and USDP General Secretary, former Lt. General Aung Soe, were allegedly planning a coup against State Administration Council Chairman (SAC), Min Aung Hlaing.

The two arrests come after another USDP member, former Lt. General Myint Hlaing, was arrested, charged with corruption charges, and implicated in the plot.

If the coup plot allegations are confirmed to be true, it would indicate an internal rift within the SAC is occurring due to the military suffering setbacks on the battlefield and increased domestic protests against the regime.