04:00 PM, 03 March 2021 News Briefing

  • At least 5 people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters, and more than 10 people have been wounded today in Monyar, Sagaing region. Besides, 2 protesters were shot dead and 20 more were wounded in today’s anti-coup demonstrations in Mandalay. 
  • Police and military violently cracked down on the anti-military regime protest today in Myingyan, Mandalay region, a 21-year-old protester has been killed and 19 wounded.
  • One protester was killed and at least 5 were injured today in Salin, Magway region when the police opened fire on the protesters demanding the release of 2 detainees.
  • A 19-year-old Ma Kyal Sin and 37-year-old Ko Myo Naing were shot dead today during the security forces crackdown on the protesters who were protesting peacefully in Mandalay.
  • DVB’s reporter Ko Min Nyo based in Pyay, Bago region, was violently beaten and arrested by police at around noon today while covering a protest near the clock tower, he was hit in the forehead and his face was covered in blood, according to a witness. 
  • A 16-year-old boy was shot dead by the security forces during the anti-coup demonstration in Taungdwingyi township, Magway, on Tuesday evening.
  • “Myanmar’s military regime must immediately and unconditionally release DVB’s reporter Kaung Myat Hlaing and all other members of the press being held for their work, and stop detaining journalists in retaliation for their news coverage, journalists must be allowed to cover Myanmar’s anti-coup protests without fear of arbitrary arrest,” said Shawn Crispin, Committee to Protect Journalists’ senior Southeast Asia representative on Tuesday.
  • The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) announced on Tuesday that it has named four Acting Union Ministers to assume the duties on behalf of the Union Ministers. This action was done in advance to form another union government that would become a much-anticipated national unity government and relevant groups are in talks for implementation, CRPH spokesperson U Yee Mon told DVB.
  • Four Acting Union Ministers appointed by the CRPH are as follows;

Daw Zin Mar Aung Ministry of Foreign Affairs

U Lwin Ko Latt  Ministry of President’s Office

Ministry of Union Government Office

U Tin Tun Naing Ministry of Planning, Finance, and Industry

Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations

Ministry of Commerce

Dr. Zaw Wai Soe Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Health and Sports

  • Members of the red cross have been attacked during the anti-military protests in some big cities and emergency ambulances in internationally recognized red cross flags were destroyed, there were also mistaken arrests, according to a statement issued by the Myanmar Red Cross Society in March 2.