Reuters ahead with news of Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention in Myanmar

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Reuters was ahead in reporting the news on Monday that Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi had been detained by the military, roiling the world of global diplomacy and presenting the Biden Administration with its first big test in foreign policy.

Major media outlets cited Reuters with the initial news of Suu Kyi’s detention, while Reuters also led on key early developments in the unfolding coup, including the disruption of TV and telecommunications, the Myanmar army’s citing of election fraud allegations as a reason for taking power and the temporary closing of Myanmar’s banks.

The military’s actions drew condemnation from the Group of Seven and a threat of U.S. sanctions, while investments in the country by big foreign companies such as Japan’s Kirin, South Korea’s Posco and Norway’s Telenor faced disruption and uncertainty.

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