Myanmar coup latest: World mustn't repeat 'deadly mistakes' of Syria, UN official says


YANGON/BANGKOK — Myanmar’s navy on Feb. 1 detained State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint within the nation’s first coup since 1988, bringing an finish to a decade of civilian rule.

The Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy had received a landslide in a general election in November. But the navy has claimed the election was marred by fraud.

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Wednesday, April 14

12:00 a.m. The United Nations human rights chief says she fears “the situation in Myanmar is heading towards a full-blown conflict,” including that “states must not allow the deadly mistakes of the past in Syria and elsewhere to be repeated.”

In post-coup Myanmar, “there are clear echoes of Syria in 2011,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says in a press release.

“There too, we saw peaceful protests met with unnecessary and clearly disproportionate force,” the previous Chilean president says. “The state’s brutal, persistent repression of its own people led to some individuals taking up arms, followed by a downward and rapidly expanding spiral of violence all across the country.”

Bachelet notes reviews of the Myanmar navy utilizing “rocket-propelled grenades, fragmentation grenades and mortar fire” towards protesters within the metropolis of Bago on Friday and Saturday.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), a human rights group, reviews that as of Tuesday, 714 individuals have been killed by safety forces since Feb. 1.

Tuesday, April 13

1:30 p.m. Two administrative places of work are allegedly set on fireplace in Yangon. While the trigger of the blazes are but to recognized, one of the buildings is assumed to have been hit by a hand grenade.


The Ma U Gone Ward Administration Office burns on April 13 at round 5 a.m.

12:30 p.m. People in Myanmar are boycotting the annual New Year water pageant, Thingyan, which started Tuesday, as pro-democracy protesters and activists name on individuals to skip the pageant, which is being sponsored by the junta.


A thoroughfare in Yangon has few vehicles on April 13, the primary day of the annual water pageant, Thingyan.

On the primary day of the pageant, individuals have largely stayed off the streets and few vehicles are on the roads in Yangon.


A crowd gathers for the annual Thingyan pageant on this 2017 file picture.

2:00 a.m. As many as three-quarters of Myanmar troopers oppose the junta’s suppression of protests however are too afraid to brazenly resist, Britain’s The Times reports, citing a defector.

The defector says that if all-out combating breaks out between the 2 sides, many troopers would break ranks.

Monday, April 12

11:40 p.m. United Nations workforce members in Myanmar specific concern “over reports of the use of heavy artillery against protesters, the U.N. secretary-general’s spokesperson says, following reports that more than 80 people were killed in rifle grenade attacks in Bago, northeast of Yangon.

“The Secretary General reiterates his deep concern concerning the developments in that nation,” Stephane Dujarric tells reporters. “The most up-to-date reviews of violence and killings by safety forces are appalling.”


Myanmar’s junta chief, senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, presides over a military parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw on March 27.

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The secretary-general’s particular envoy to Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, is touring in Southeast Asia and “remains ready to visit Myanmar at the earliest opportunity,” Dujarric says.

2:30 p.m. One lawyer of the protection workforce for ousted democratic chief Aung San Suu Kyi is allowed to take part immediately in her trial, carried out just about. The courtroom in Naypyitaw accepts six legal professionals as representing Suu Kyi for the fees alleged by the junta towards her. Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s deposed president, Win Myint, ask authorities to rearrange a gathering with the legal professionals in individual to allow them to seek the advice of on authorized technique.


Migrants protesting towards the junta in Myanmar maintain an image of chief Aung San Suu Kyi, throughout a candlelight vigil at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok on March 28.

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2:00 p.m. The worth of the nation’s forex the kyat against the U.S. dollar has dropped 14% within the two months for the reason that coup. As a end result, the native value of gasoline has jumped greater than 20% and imported meals have additionally turning into costly, as shoppers face inflationary stress.

10:00 a.m. Military’s armed forces launch early-morning assault on civilians in Tamu township close to the India-Myanmar border. The civilians are resisting; no deaths or accidents have been reported thus far.

The nation’s navy forces are mentioned to attempt destroying fences surrounding the bases of native protesters, some of whom armed with looking weapons and air weapons. A journalist who initially got here from the township says these semi-armed protesters now join with — and just lately acquired coaching from — armed groups in India.

6:00 a.m. The residents of Yangon be a part of the flashlights strike protest.

Sunday, April 11

6:37 p.m. The European Union’s prime diplomat mentioned Russia and China had been hampering a united worldwide response to Myanmar’s navy coup and that the EU may supply extra financial incentives if democracy returns to the nation. “It comes as no surprise that Russia and China are blocking the attempts of the U.N. Security Council, for example to impose an arms embargo,” EU overseas coverage chief Josep Borrell mentioned in a weblog put up. “Geopolitical competition in Myanmar will make it very difficult to find common ground,” mentioned Borrell, who speaks on behalf of the 27 EU member states. “But we have a duty to try.”


Activists maintain placards as they collect outdoors Myanmar’s Embassy in Washington throughout protests towards the navy coup on April 10.

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Another scene from the April 10 demonstration in Washington towards the Myanmar coup.

Saturday, April 10

10:00 p.m. The United Nations in Myanmar says it’s monitoring continued escalation of violence towards civilians in Bago with “heavy artillery.”

The U.N. in Myanmar calls on “the security forces to allow medical teams to treat the wounded,” citing reviews that medical therapy is being denied to the injured.

6:00 p.m. Myanmar’s ethnic armed teams attack a police station in Shan State, in northeast Myanmar, killing 14 law enforcement officials, an area media outlet Irrawaddy reviews. The website is positioned alongside a freeway linking Mandalay, the nation’s second largest metropolis, and Musee, a metropolis on the Chinese border. If the clashes proceed on this space, it may have an effect on commerce with China.

According to media reviews, the assault was carried out by a joint power of the Arakan Army, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army. The three forces issued a press release on the finish of March saying that they are going to cooperate with the protesters for “self-defense against the Myanmar army” if killing of civilians is sustained.


Security officers stroll down the road throughout crackdown in Bago, Myanmar April 9.

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5:00 p.m. The dying toll from Friday’s military crackdown in Bago rises to 82, native media Myanmar Now reviews, citing a supply near Bago charities counting the casualties. Some residents say our bodies are piled up inside a faculty and pagoda compound.

10:30 a.m. Fresh financial information from non-public analysis teams counsel that Myanmar’s economy is deteriorating more sharply than feared after the Feb. 1 coup, with heightened dangers of hovering inflation, collapsing commerce and elevated poverty.

10:00 a.m. Multiple native media retailers report at the very least 60 civilians had been killed and lots of injured in a navy crackdown in Bago on Friday. Not a number of residents of the town fled from their properties to close by villages as forces continued taking pictures into the evening. Bago is alleged to have develop into the town with the best quantity of casualties for the reason that navy coup.

1:20 a.m. Myanmar’s navy turns down a request by U.N. particular envoy Christine Schraner Burgener to go to the nation. She is at present in Bangkok.

“I regret that Tatmadaw answered me yesterday that they are not ready to receive me,” she says on Twitter, referring to the Myanmar navy. “I am ready for dialogue. Violence never leads to peaceful sustainable solutions.”


United Nations headquarters in New York.

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Friday, April 9

11:00 p.m. A navy tribunal sentenced 19 people to dying for killing one navy member and injuring one other in Yangon, the nation’s largest metropolis, state navy tv reviews. The defendants can not attraction the decision after martial regulation was declared in areas of the town final month.

According to state tv, the dying sentence was handed down on Thursday. The two navy personnel and others had been attacked with knives and sticks in Yangon’s North Okkalappa district on March 27, when the nation marked Armed Forces Day. Of the 19 individuals sentenced to dying, 17 are nonetheless at massive.

10:58 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations requires “concrete action” towards the junta, noting that “statements alone are not enough to stop the military from threatening the security of the region.”

“These steps include sanctions against the military, its holding companies, and anyone who seeks to profit off the violence,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield says at a U.N. Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Burma. “They include maintaining an arms embargo on Burma. And they include ensuring that members of the military who engage in atrocities and other abuses against their own people will be held to account.”

10:58 p.m. The United Nations director at Human Rights Watch urges Russia and China — everlasting members of the Security Council — to do extra to sentence the junta on the Arria-Formula Meeting on Burma.

“Myanmar security forces have killed more than 600 protesters since the coup,” says Louis Charbonneau. “When it comes to a vote on a resolution, China and Russia should consider whether their global standing will benefit by siding with a military accused of genocide and committing new atrocities every day.”

8:50 p.m. Celebrity performing couple, Pyay Ti Oo and Eaindra Kyaw Zin, are arrested at their dwelling on a cost of supporting the civil disobedience motion towards the junta, State Media MRTV declares. The arrest comes after the junta final week started publishing a most-wanted list of celebrities who had declared their help for protesters on social media.

7:30 p.m. At least 40 persons are reportedly killed within the newest spherical of the navy’s crackdown to cease ongoing protests, though a correct dying toll is unsure as a result of the our bodies can’t be collected because of incessant taking pictures, accordingly to native media reviews.

Meanwhile in Bago, 1000’s of residents flee their properties to flee the violence.

5:45 p.m. Elections shall be held in inside two years to return the nation again to democracy, Junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun says.


An picture posted on social media reveals a metallic half mentioned to have been discovered on Friday within the Bago area near Yangon.

3:30 p.m. Protesters in Myanmar trade images of a metallic fragment discovered on the bottom within the Bago area, an hour’s drive from Yangon. Some say on social media that the fragment appears like a component of a rocket and was used to shoot protesters in Bago, whereas an area journalist says an analogous half was present in 2019 within the southwestern state of Rakhine the place the navy and an area militant group had fought in 2016-2018.

3:00 p.m. Junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun says in a press convention that authorities operations will quickly return to regular, including the navy council is working to realize peace and safety in the entire nation and that ministries shall be up and operating quickly.

2:30 p.m. Sasa, an envoy of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, has mentioned at a video conference with the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan that “one phone call from Beijing, one phone call from Moscow can stop these military generals.” He added: “That’s what we are asking them to do before this bloodbath happens in the coming days.”

The navy is alleged to have used SU-30 fighter jets provided by Russia to conduct airstrikes in Karen State, hitting villages and faculties and killing civilians.

12:30 p.m. Britain will permit Kyaw Zwar Minn, Myanmar’s ousted ambassador to the U.Ok., to remain on whereas he decides his future after being locked out of his personal embassy, Reuters reported, citing the overseas workplace.

10:00 p.m. Thailand-based satellite tv for pc firm PSI has introduced that “DVB TV channel and Mizzima TV channel were cut off temporarily for public security.” Authorities and ward directors are anticipated to announce that each one the PSI satellites dishes and units present in civilian possession shall be confiscated.

Thursday, April 8

11:44 p.m. The United Nations secretary-general’s particular envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, will journey to Southeast Asia this week, the U.N. chief’s spokesperson says.

Schraner Burgener will first journey to Thailand to fulfill with officers there, Stephane Dujarric tells reporters. She is “consulting on visits to other ASEAN countries as well as other neighboring countries,” he provides.


A Myanmar citizen holds an image of chief Aung San Suu Kyi throughout a rally outdoors the United Nations venue in Bangkok on Feb. 7.

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The envoy “of course stands ready to resume dialogue with the military” and is ready “to visit Myanmar at any time,” the spokesperson additionally says, including the Schraner Burgener hopes to have entry to detained leaders together with President U Win Myint and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.

Dujarric additionally voices concern over combating between authorities forces and ethnic armies in northeastern and southeastern components of Myanmar.

10:25 p.m. At least six Myanmar lawmakers belonging to Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy are taking shelter in India, Reuters reviews, sight an adviser to the ousted civilian authorities.

9:57 p.m. The U.S. Treasury Department provides a Myanmar state-run provider of jade, a key cash maker, to its monetary blacklist.

The motion, the most recent by the Biden administration to limit the junta’s funding sources, targets Myanma Gems Enterprise, also called Myanmar Gems Corp.

Mineral-rich Myanmar holds deposits of jade and rubies, in addition to gold, copper, tin and marble.

An investigation by corruption watchdog Global Witness estimated the scale of Myanmar’s jade business at as much as $31 billion in 2014, or practically half of the nation’s gross home product, with most of the cash going to the navy and different elites that management the commerce, based on a 2015 report.

According to the World Bank, major export markets for Myanmar’s in minerals in 2016 had been China, Indonesia, Thailand and India.


Jade retailers examine a bit of the valuable stone being bought by a non-public firm.

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6:34 p.m. Local media reviews that safety forces are confiscating PSI satellite tv for pc dishes and units from residential homes and outlets in Mon State and Ayeyarwady Region.

The Democratic Voice of Burma and Mizzma, which have had their licenses revoked by the junta, could be considered on tv with PSI satellites.

5:48 p.m. The Irrawaddy reviews that the Chinese embassy in Myanmar has made contact with the CRPH, a committee representing elected lawmakers from the ousted National League for Democracy authorities.

The reported contact comes amid Beijing’s repeated requires all events in its southern neighbor to hunt a political decision to the present disaster via dialog.

The cellphone name is the primary contact between Chinese officers and elected lawmakers for the reason that Feb. 1 navy takeover.

During the decision, a counselor from the embassy in Yangon reiterated the Chinese ambassador’s earlier feedback that the present state of affairs isn’t what China needs to see, and expressed concern for the security of Chinese residents and investments in Myanmar amid the escalating violence.

4:54 p.m. Malaysia’s authorities is underneath fireplace from the opposition and out of doors observers after its envoy to Myanmar met with a minister from the military junta in Naypyitaw, forcing a proof from the Foreign Ministry.

3:00 p.m. San Marlar Nyunt, a lawyer on the authorized workforce representing Aung San Suu Kyi, tells Nikkei Asia that energy of legal professional had not been granted for the jailed democracy chief’s second courtroom listening to reportedly scheduled for immediately. According to the lawyer, the subsequent listening to shall be held on April 22.

12:50 p.m. Myanmar’s KBZ Bank announces that “customers can now check which KBZ ATMs are available” utilizing its KBZ Connect app.

11:00 a.m. BBC Burmese reviews {that a} courtroom listening to of detained democracy chief Aung San Suu Kyi shall be held in Yangon immediately. The listening to is predicted to be about prices regarding the nation’s official secrets and techniques regulation. It shall be her second courtroom for the reason that Feb. 1 coup.

10:00 a.m. VOA Burmese reviews that yesterday’s navy crackdown resulted in at least 12 civilians killed in Kalay and 5 in Taze.

5:00 a.m. Male mannequin movie star Paing Takhon has been arrested, his supervisor says on Facebook. Paing Takhon had been included in a listing of celebrities the junta claimed had been “spreading news to affect State stability.” With the sixth launch of the record, which started on April 2, the whole quantity of celebrities included hit 120 final evening.


A widely known Myanmar mannequin, Paing Takhon, takes half in an anti-coup protest in entrance of Chinese Embassy in Yangon on Feb. 12.

1:30 a.m. Myanmar’s ambassador to the U.Ok. has been locked out of his nation’s Embassy in London, Reuters reviews, weeks after he broke with the navy authorities by calling for the discharge of detained chief Aung San Suu Kyi.


An individual walks previous the Embassy of Myanmar, in London on March 28.

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“An ambassador is a diplomat,” Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn wrote in a press release dated March 8 and printed on the Embassy’s web site. “He therefore chooses the diplomatic path. The answer to the current crisis can only be at the negotiation table.”

“Diplomacy is the only response and answer to the current impasse,” the ambassador additionally wrote. The assertion stays on the Embassy web site.

A Twitter video purportedly reveals the scene outdoors the Embassy on Thursday native time.

Wednesday, April 7

10:15 p.m. Myanmar’s junta has placed at least 100 celebrities on its wanted list for allegedly inciting protests towards its seizure of energy, taking purpose at these with huge social media followings.

The Global New Light of Myanmar reserves a full web page for the day’s 20 wished celebrities, publishing the hyperlinks to their Facebook pages and their profile images. The tactic suggests the junta is intently monitoring the social media postings of distinguished individuals to discourage help for the protests towards the Feb. 1 coup.


A Myanmar native stroll previous the Myanmar Plaza shopping center in March 2016 in Yangon. A small explosion, feels like grenade, reportedly happens on Wednesday.

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4:00 p.m. A small explosion has been reported in Myanmar Plaza, a significant shopping center in Yangon, BBC Burmese has reported. No damage has but been reported, and the explosion appeared like a grenade, based on the BBC citing a mall tenant.

10:30 a.m. Security forces launch a morning raid utilizing heavy arms within the township of Kalay within the nation’s northwest, killing at the very least eight civilians. Kalay is near the border with the Indian states of Manipur and Mizoram.

9:00 a.m. State-owned media declares an extra record of celebrities who’ve been charged for “spreading news to affect state stability.” This is the fifth launch of the lists, which started on April 2. Each record accommodates the names of 20 individuals and reveals the Facebook account and profile picture of every “suspect,” indicating the navy’s intent to curb dissent printed on social media.

1:15 a.m. An indication of how new types of media are bobbing up within the face of authorities restrictions.

1:00 a.m. The Myanmar-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners says 581 individuals have been killed by safety forces for the reason that Feb. 1 coup, with 2,750 individuals at present detained.


Myanmar’s junta chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, rides in a parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw on March 27.

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Tuesday, April 6

11:00 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the European Union is making ready sanctions that may “be applied very quickly” towards the Myanmar navy’s financial pursuits.

Le Drian spoke to lawmakers in France’s legislature.

5:20 p.m. Security forces have arrested one of Myanmar’s best-known comedians, the Associated Press reviews, amid a crackdown on these the junta considers to be inciting protests. The comic referred to as Zarganar, who’s 60 and has a historical past of activism, was taken from his dwelling in Yangon on Tuesday, based on a fellow entertainer cited by AP.

Meanwhile, some protesters splashed purple paint across the nation’s largest metropolis, as a reminder that the junta has blood on its arms. Earlier this morning, authorities broke up a protest by medical employees in Mandalay, AP reviews.


Myanmar comic and activist Zarganar in 2011: He was reportedly arrested at his dwelling in Yangon on April 6.

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Red paint is splashed on a Yangon road on April 6 — protesters’ approach of highlighting the bloodshed by the hands of safety forces.

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11:10 a.m. Youth teams from eight townships in Yangon ask the general public to not have a good time the annual water pageant known as Thingyan till the Southeast Asian nation’s democracy is restored. The pageant is scheduled for April 13-16 and marks the start of the nation’s lunar New Year.

9:00 a.m. Myanmar’s state-owned newspaper says the federal government is offering vaccinations for diplomats from a number of nations, together with India, Brunei, North Korea, Nepal, the Philippines and Qatar. The article provides the vaccines had been bought via “public finance” and are supplied “free of charge under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Sports.”

2:45 a.m. Internet entry in Myanmar has been restricted for a 51st straight evening, based on NetBlocks, which describes itself because the “Internet’s Observatory.”

Meanwhile, in an episode that illustrates the results of these shutdowns, a college in Hong Kong has apologized for initially refusing to accommodate a Myanmar-based scholar’s request for versatile check occasions, the Apple Daily reviews. The scholar had complained to the lecturer of unreliable web entry.


A Myanmar nationwide who mentioned he fled to India reveals his cellular cellphone with an image of ousted chief Aung San Suu Kyi. Internet entry in Myanmar has been minimize evening after evening.

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Monday, April 5

11:20 p.m. The United Nations Human Rights Office has received credible reports of at least 568 women, children and men who have been killed since the military seized control of the government” in Myanmar on Feb. 1, says Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the U.N. secretary-general.

The workplace says the precise quantity “may be significantly higher,” Dujarric tells reporters.

Christine Schraner Burgener, the secretary-general’s particular envoy for Myanmar, continues to be engaged on her plans for touring to the nation, the spokesperson says.


Young demonstrators flash the three-fingered image of resistance throughout an anti-coup masks strike in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, April 4.

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3:30 p.m. Protests in Yangon have develop into barely calmer as demonstrators have more and more relied on new techniques since final week. One of these is to collect, wave banners demanding the restoration of democracy, and disperse inside as quick as 10-Quarter-hour earlier than safety forces arrive.

Protesters are additionally utilizing umbrellas imprinted with the symbolic three-finger salute. They are additionally sporting masks that mirror the message that they consider China’s affect within the U.N. Security Council has silenced the physique from talking out on their behalf, mentioned a Yangon resident.


Protesters maintain umbrellas with a three-finger salute gesture drawn, whereas participate in an anti-coup protest on April 5 at downtown, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

2:30 p.m. Brunei, this yr’s chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, has backed requires the bloc’s leaders to carry a summit on the Myanmar crisis. A joint assertion with Malaysia says the nations have instructed ministers to undertake “necessary preparations for the meeting that will be held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.”

Sunday, April 4

11:00 p.m. Easter eggs, painted with messages of defiance towards the coup and shared as social media photos, are the most recent medium utilized by Myanmar’s youth-led demonstrators to maintain up momentum within the second month of protests.


An Easter egg painted with a three-finger salute is seen on this image posted on social media in Yangon.

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In his Easter message from St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis voices help for the pro-democracy motion in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

“I express my closeness to young people throughout the world and, in these days, especially to the young people of Myanmar committed to supporting democracy and making their voices heard peacefully, in the knowledge that hatred can be dispelled only by love,” the pontiff says.

10:30 p.m. French power main Total has not reached the purpose the place it should halt manufacturing at an enormous offshore pure fuel subject that provides a lot of Myanmar’s power, CEO Patrick Pouyanne says.

“Should we then stop gas production from the Yadana field in Burma?” Pouyanne writes in an opinion piece for France’s Le Journal du Dimanche. “Of course, we will if we consider that we can no longer produce under safe conditions that respect our rules. This is not the case today.”

“Those who are worried that Total is indirectly financing the junta’s repression should know: We have not paid any taxes or duties to the military junta since the start of the crisis in February, quite simply because the banking system is no longer functioning,” the CEO additionally writes.

10:00 p.m. China holds the important thing to stabilizing Myanmar, the Financial Times writes in an editorial:

“China is Myanmar’s biggest trading partner and investor, shares a border and — while it cares little about a reversal of democracy — has a vested interest in keeping the country stable. Despite its ‘cold war’ with the U.S., those factors in theory give Beijing reason to send a unified message with Western democracies and India to the regime in Naypyidaw. If it does not, Myanmar may already be on the way to becoming a failed state.”

5:00 p.m. South Korea raises its journey alert towards Myanmar to the second highest amongst 4 tiers, KBS reported. The overseas ministry additionally advises South Koreans to cancel or postpone journeys to the area.

Saturday, April 3

4:15 p.m. China logs 26 new COVID-19 circumstances on April 2, up from 9 a day earlier, Reuters reviews citing the nation’s nationwide well being authority and native media. Seven of the brand new circumstances had been native infections in Yunnan Province, the place a COVID-19 cluster has emerged within the metropolis of Ruili bordering Myanmar. Genetic evaluation of circumstances in Ruili counsel they stemmed from viruses imported from Myanmar and are usually not associated to different current localized outbreaks in China.


Villagers march throughout a protest towards the navy coup, in Launglon township, Myanmar, on April 3.

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11:00 a.m. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) activist group says the dying toll for the reason that Feb. 1 coup has reached at the very least 550, together with 46 youngsters, based on Reuters.

9:00 a.m. The Karen National Union, representing the Karen ethnic minority, points a press release condemning air strikes by the Myanmar navy towards villages close to the Thai border between March 27 and 30.

It calls on the worldwide neighborhood to “block the sale of all explosive weaponry large and small, any advanced technology used for propagating war, and jet fighters.”


Protesters collect behind a barricade throughout a protest towards the navy coup, in Monywa, Myanmar, on April 3.

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Friday, April 2

9:00 p.m. Myanmar authorities situation arrest warrants for 20 celebrities together with singers, actors, social media influencers and activists, based on a information report on military-owned tv. The celebrities are accused of inciting civil servants to take part within the civil disobedience motion and supporting the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, a bunch fashioned by elected parliamentarians ousted within the coup. The group has been labeled an “unlawful association” by the junta.

6:00 p.m. Local reviews say a number of residents who granted interviews to NCS Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward and her crew had been arrested on Friday.

11:30 a.m. The Global New Light of Myanmar, a state newspaper that serves as a authorities mouthpiece, publishes an official assertion calling on residents to return to their native areas of the nation. The assertion is directed at “some student youths, state service personnel and citizens” who fled to areas managed by ethnic armed organizations or overseas nations because of alleged “intimidation” by National League for Democracy members and different supporters of the previous elected authorities.

It says the State Administration Council, the official identify of the junta that seized energy within the Feb. 1 coup, “will arrange their returns … to various regions of Myanmar” and guarantees they will journey again “without facing action taken in accord with the law.”


The Global New Light of Myanmar, a state newspaper, printed this assertion from the junta urging individuals to return to their dwelling areas.

Meanwhile, a supply recounts being informed by an NLD member that “around 50 young protestors in Sanchaung were surrounded by the security forces” immediately. The forces allegedly fired 20 occasions and “at least two people died.”

10:00 a.m. The U.N. Security Council condemns the use of violence towards peaceable protesters in Myanmar and the deaths of tons of of civilians. Its press assertion, authorised by all 15 council members after intense negotiations, expresses “deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating situation” and reiterates “the need to fully respect human rights and to pursue dialogue and reconciliation in accordance with the will and interests of the people of Myanmar.” The Council additionally known as for “the instant launch of all detainees, together with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.”

But the council dropped a threat of doable future motion towards the nation’s navy.

9:00 a.m. Witnesses in Yangon say seven demonstrators who set fireplace to booklets containing the structure had been arrested by police the day gone by.


Myanmar’s 2008 structure is about on fireplace throughout a protest towards the navy coup in Yangon on April 1.

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The seven demonstrators had been amongst a quantity of protesters throughout the nation who welcomed the transfer by the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), the parallel parliament acknowledged by the Myanmar public, which introduced the abolition of the 2008 structure on Wednesday.


A display seize taken from a social media video obtained by Reuters reveals a person being overwhelmed by safety forces and carried away throughout an evening raid in Yangon on April 1.

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7:00 a.m. A 14-year-old Rohingya lady who was illegally residing in India’s northeastern state of Assam had been scheduled for deportation to Myanmar, based on Indian media. She is alleged to be the primary Rohingya repatriated from India after the Southeast Asian nation’s navy staged a coup on Feb. 1. The lady entered India two years in the past, within the aftermath of the navy’s repression towards Rakhine state’s Rohingya inhabitants. Her household, fearing persecution, fled to a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. But Reuters later reported the lady is definitely 16 years outdated, and Indian authorities have halted her deportation.

Thursday, April 1

6:18 p.m. Members of Tokyo’s growing Myanmar immigrant community collect with civil society teams within the capital on Thursday to demand stronger motion from the Japanese authorities on the navy regime.


Migrants protesting towards the navy junta in Myanmar maintain an image of ousted chief Aung San Suu Kyi, throughout a candlelight vigil at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok on Sunday.

6:06 p.m. Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged together with 4 of her allies with violating the nation’s colonial-era official secrets and techniques act, her chief lawyer says.

Suu Kyi, three of her deposed cupboard ministers and her detained Australian financial adviser, Sean Turnell, had been charged every week in the past in a Yangon courtroom, Khin Maung Zaw tells Reuters by cellphone, including he discovered of the brand new cost two days in the past.

Suu Kyi has been detained for the reason that Feb. 1 coup and can also be charged with violating coronavirus protocols, illegally possessing two-way radios and has been accused by the ruling navy council of bribery.

4:48 p.m. The U.Ok. sanctions a Myanmar conglomerate for its shut hyperlinks to the navy management which Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab mentioned is wantonly killing harmless individuals together with youngsters.

Britain imposes sanctions on the Myanmar Economic Corporation for involvement in critical human rights violations by making funds out there to the Myanmar navy, in addition to its affiliation with senior navy figures.

“The Myanmar military has sunk to a new low with the wanton killing of innocent people, including children,” Raab says.

4:40 p.m. The lawyer representing ousted chief Aung San Suu Kyi and detained President Win Myint says the pair appeared in good well being throughout a courtroom listening to but it surely was not clear in the event that they had been conscious of the present state of affairs within the nation.

Min Min Soe says she was not capable of inform them about what was taking place outdoors and isn’t allowed to fulfill her shoppers in individual.

Their listening to was adjourned till April 12, Min Min Soe tells reporters.


Ruby Mart is engulfed in flames, in Yangon, Myanmar on this nonetheless picture taken from social media video obtained by Reuters, April 1.

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11:57 a.m. The Gandamar Wholesale Shopping Center and Ruby Mart in Yangon went up in flames hours earlier than daybreak. No one has claimed accountability. But hypothesis is swirling over how the fires began. Both properties are mentioned to be owned by the nation’s navy, and Gandamar Wholesale is positioned in a extremely safe space managed by the safety forces.

Local observers have expressed doubt on social media that anybody not related to the navy may strategy the buildings after the 8 p.m. curfew. The implication is that the safety forces could also be searching for extra causes to clamp down on pro-democracy protesters within the metropolis.


Smoke rises from Gandamar Wholesale Shopping Center as it’s engulfed in flames, in Yangon, Myanmar on this nonetheless picture taken from social media video obtained by Reuters, April 1.

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9:30 a.m. Following a United Nations Security Council assembly, the U.Ok.’s everlasting consultant on the U.N. has informed reporters that the council will “continue to discuss next steps.”

“We think it’s important, as we have been able to do so far, for the council to speak with one voice, to continue our calls for an end to violence, the release of those arbitrarily detained and a return to democracy,” says Ambassador Barbara Woodward. “We’ll give careful consideration to what further steps the council can take to prevent the tatmadaw [the military] from perpetuating this crisis, and we want to consider all measures that are at our at our disposal at this stage.”

China’s everlasting consultant, Zhang Jun, defined Beijing’s place in the course of the council’s closed-door session, based on the Chinese Mission to the United Nations.


Protesters use slingshots whereas taking cowl behind a barricade in Monywa, Myanmar, on March 29.

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“We hope that all parties in Myanmar can keep calm, exercise restraint, and take actions with a constructive attitude to deescalate and cool down the situation,” the mission quotes Zhang as saying.

China is working with all events in Myanmar and is “actively engaged in Security Council consensus-building,” based on Zhang. “China emphasizes that all parties in Myanmar should take up the responsibility of maintaining national stability and development, act in the fundamental interests of the people, strive to find a solution to the crisis within the constitutional and legal framework through dialogue and consultation, maintain political and social stability, and continue to advance the democratic transition in Myanmar.”

2:30 a.m. The particular envoy of the United Nations secretary-general on Myanmar urges the Security Council to take motion in a closed-door session.

“I appeal to this council to consider all available tools to take collective action and do what is right, what the people of Myanmar deserve and prevent a multi-dimensional catastrophe in the heart of Asia,” Christine Schraner Burgener says, in accordance remarks obtained by Nikkei.

She says she hopes to go to the area subsequent week to proceed session with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and different leaders.

“I firmly believe that no ASEAN countries or others sharing their borders with Myanmar would want a failed state as their neighbor,” the envoy says,” according to the remarks. “I rely on these regional actors to play their distinctive and necessary roles to persuade the navy what they’re aiming for won’t work and assist navigate an orderly and peaceable approach out of this example.”

2:20 a.m. The U.S. continues to urge China “to make use of its affect to carry to account these answerable for this navy coup,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price tells a news briefing.

“What the junta has performed in Burma isn’t within the pursuits of the United States,” Price says. “It’s not within the curiosity of our companions and allies. And it is not within the curiosity of Beijing.”

Price says the Myanmar crisis was discussed by the American and Chinese sides in their Alaska meeting as well as by the U.S. with its allies Japan and South Korea.

“I believe in terms of Beijing, the federal government in Beijing can definitely do extra, they will say extra, realizing that [China] does have an excellent deal of affect,” the spokesperson says.

2:00 a.m. Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi have “known as for a de-escalation of the state of affairs, a cessation of violence and the graduation of constructive dialogue amongst all sides,” according to statement from China’s Foreign Ministry on their meeting Wednesday.

Wang notes that Myanmar is an important member of the ASEAN family. He said he was pleased to see and support the bloc’s efforts to maintain its “non-interference” principle and play a positive role in promoting the stability of the situation in Myanmar through the “ASEAN strategy,” according to China’s statement.

China is the focus of a flurry of diplomacy this week, as foreign ministers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines as well as South Korea make successive visits against the backdrop of the Myanmar crisis.


In this image taken on Feb. 4, Yangon males bang on pots to make a loud protest towards the navy coup.

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Wednesday, March 31

11:30 p.m. The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), the parallel parliament acknowledged by the Myanmar public, has simply introduced the abolition of the 2008 structure, in a transfer that might to enhance the probabilities of help from ethnic armed organizations, who’ve lengthy demanded the constitution be withdrawn.

The CRPH requires a nationwide “unity government,” outlined in a federal constitution that the physique mentioned would draw collectively ethnic armed organizations, lawmakers elected political and civil society teams.

8:00 p.m. The navy declares one other unilateral ceasefire, this time from April 1 to April 30, to carry peace talks with ethnic teams and have a good time the Thingyan water pageant, a New Year vacation in Myanmar. But it provides an exception of “defending from actions that disrupt government security and administration.”

Ko Bo Kyi, joint secretary of the Myanmar-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, expresses skepticism concerning the announcement.

“Illegal Military did not announce ceasefire with people even though they announced ceasefire with armed groups,” he says in a tweet. “They are still killing and torturing the unarmed people.”

6:00 p.m. The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), made up of lawmakers from the ousted authorities, points a “final call” for civil servants to take part within the Civil Disobedience Movement, or CDM.

CRPH’s assertion says the deadline for the CDM is midnight tonight. A “public government” is to emerge within the first week of April, based on the assertion.

5:00 p.m. Yangon suffered a blackout after 1:44 p.m., owing to a technical accident, based on a Facebook put up from Yangon Electricity Supply Corp. The electrical energy provide was restored in Yangon round 4:30 p.m.

Power outages had been additionally reported in Naypyidaw and Mandalay. This is the second nationwide blackout for the reason that coup, following an incident on March 5.

4:50 p.m. People in Yangon banged pots and pans on Wednesday in a present of defiance towards the ruling junta as a closely armed convoy escorted a NCS information crew in Yangon. “The phone doesn’t pick the sound well but people were banging pots and pans as our heavily armed convoy drove past,” NCS Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward wrote in a social media put up.

One Twitter consumer, recognized as San San, wrote that she believed Ward can be proven false proof by the junta eager to provide the impression that the state of affairs was underneath management. “We are banging pots and pans simultaneously at 1 p.m. to show her peacefully that we all are against the military coup and we are actually not OK!” she tweeted.

1:28 p.m. Khin Maung Zaw, the chief of Aung San Suu Kyi’s protection workforce says that Min Min Soe, an legal professional, has met the detained chief at 11 a.m. just about. A message from Khin Maung Zaw shared with Nikkei Asia says that Suu Kyi’s “physical situation… seemed good,” citing Min Min Soe. At the assembly, Suu Kyi “officially appointed six lawyers for her defense in cases against her,” the message reads.

It was the primary time that Suu Kyi had met any of her protection workforce since she was detained within the coup on Feb. 1.

Khin Maung Zaw additionally tells Nikkei the digital assembly between Suu Kyi and the legal professional lasted about half-hour, and Suu Kyi appears detained at her personal residence. “From the background of the video conference on the screen, it seems to be her own residence [in Naypyidaw],” the chief of protection workforce provides.

2:50 a.m. Global corporations ought to take into account chopping their capital ties with the Myanmar navy’s sprawling enterprise pursuits, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges.

“Some countries and some companies in various parts of the world have significant investments in enterprises that support the Burmese military,” Blinken tells a information convention. “They should be looking at those investments and reconsidering them as a means of denying the military the financial support it needs to sustain itself against the will of the people.”

1:20 a.m. Presenting the Myanmar navy with an ultimatum, nevertheless good the worldwide neighborhood’s intentions, dangers inflaming violence within the nation, Russia’s first deputy everlasting consultant to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy, says in a tweet.

Russia, which despatched Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin to Myanmar for the weekend Armed Forces Day celebration, has maintained on the U.N. that the Southeast Asian nation’s disaster is an inside affair that must be resolved by the Myanmar individuals.

Tuesday, March 30

11:00 p.m. The Karen National Union, one of Myanmar’s greatest armed ethnic teams, joins different such armies in declaring it should defend itself from authorities troops. .

“There is no legitimate reason to kill, harm and terrorize innocent people, including women, elders and children, in the dead of night,” the assertion says.

The KNU urges the worldwide neighborhood “to cut all ties with [Myanmar’s armed forces], including military and economic relationships.”

2:10 p.m. The Committee Representing Union Parliament (CRPH) points a press release welcoming an announcement by three armed ethnic rebel teams denouncing the continued navy violence and pledging to guard the individuals. “CRPH has called on them to work together for the success of the revolution and establishment of a federal democratic union,” the CRPH assertion says.

11:30 a.m. Ethnic armed teams of the northern alliance — Arakan Army, Ta’ang National Liberation Army and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army — situation a joint assertion saying they “strongly condemn the actions of the Myanmar military against unarmed civilians.” The three teams demanded the “Myanmar military to stop killing and violating [the rights of] unarmed civilians and to find a political solution.” They additionally introduced that they are going to defend the individuals if the navy continues its brutality towards civilians.

10:30 a.m. The Committee Representing Union Parliament (CRPH), comprised primarily of former National League for Democracy lawmakers who had been elected final November, is asking individuals to donate cash via crowdfunding to help the resistance. So far, the group has raised $9.2 million, based on a crowdfunding web site.

9:00 a.m. Activists name for a “courage strike day,” urging individuals to throw trash on the streets to precise their opposition to the coup.

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