Myanmar's Suu Kyi detained in early morning raid

The spokesman for Myanmar's governing National League for Democracy said on Monday that the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early morning raid.

The move comes after days of escalating tension between the civilian government and the powerful military that stirred fears of a coup in the aftermath of an election that the army says was fraudulent.

The ruling party spokesman told Reuters by phone that Suu Kyi and other leaders had been "taken" in the early hours of the morning, saying "I want to tell our people not to respond rashly and I want them to act according to the law," adding that he also expected to be detained.

Stay tuned for more updates from Reuters as this is a developing story.