04:00 PM, 04 March 2021 News Briefing

  • Four volunteers from Mon Myat Sate Htar Nursing Home Association, lethally beaten and arrested by security forces during  giving emergency health services in the deadliest crackdown in North Okkalapa on Wednesday, are in good health and sent to Insein prison last night, the Nursing Home’s official told DVB. At the time of their arrest, the ambulance they(the volunteers) used was smashed and shot.
  • Basic Education level staff including teachers involved in the Civil Disobedience Movement(CDM) are being pressured to return to work, teachers said. As of a leaked document from the Regional Education Office, educational staff who were absent since Mar 1 must return to work by Mar 15, and if they do not show up on Mar 16, the departmental inspection team will be formed and inspection will be carried out. 
  • UNICEF announced on Wednesday that it condemns the use of force against children, including live ammunition, and calls on security forces to immediately refrain from violence and to keep children and young people out of harm’s way by prioritizing their protection from all forms of violence.
  • The group named “Generation Z” in Kayah state have been helping nearly 80 CDM workers in Kayah State since Mar 3, said its member told DVB. It is reported that Kayah State has the highest number of CDM workers from the Education and Health department, and it stands 1st with about 100 CDM police members across the country. 
  • In Bhamo city, Kachin State, last night police and soldiers have forcibly arrested five civilians, including three night security guards  and a  firefighter, and they were released after locals blocked the road and banging pots and pans demanding their release, according to locals. 
  • The ousted Prime Minister of Rakhine State U Nyi Pu, who was charged under Section 505 (b) of panel code, was arraigned for court hearing through online for the second time this morning.
  • Min Ko Naing, an 88 student leader, has delivered a message through his facebook today that there are the three main pillars of the uprising_the CRPH, CDM and the demonstrations that are needed to be more balanced at this time.
  • Three policemen from Waingmaw Township Police Station in Kachin State have participated in the CDM today.  One of the joined police officers, Phone Myat Zaw said on his facebook  that they joined the CDM because they no longer want to serve under the military dictatorship, and will return to office only when the military restores the civilian government to power.
  • A person who is assumed to be giving the information of anti-coup protesters to the military, was evicted by the neighborhoods in Kale city, Sagaing region today at noon.
  • The “Shwe Kyin” Buddhist monks association has addressed a joint petition letter today to the military council urging to end the violent crackdowns. The 9 highly-influential Buddhist monks express in the joint letter that to show the goodness of Buddhism by prioritizing loving-kindness and compassion.