04:00 PM, 08 February 2021 News Briefing

  • Thousands are continuing to take to the streets across Myanmar to protest against military coup.  Labour unions, factory workers, some civil servants organizations and students are prominently participating in groups by representing their organizations’ identity in the current mass protests  across the country. In Yangon, Myanmar’s main city, a few celebrities: Project K and Htar Htet Htet also join in the street demonstrations.
  • In Naypyidaw on today(Feb8), anti-military coup demonstrators were dispersed by police using water cannon  anti-riot vehicle and leaving some demonstrators injured.
  • U Maung Maung has been appointed as deputy mayor of the Naypyidaw Development Committee, according to the statement of the State Administrative Council on Feb 7.
  • Departmental staff and teachers in Kawthaung, Tanintharyi region, have joined the protest against military dictatorship on Feb 8.
  • Sagaing region Chief Minister was rearrested for a second time on Feb 8  for giving a speech to the public on social media. At present, in Sagaing region, Cabinet Ministers, Speaker of the Hluttaw Vice Chairman, and  other officials were also detained.
  • Kayin State Chief Minister Nang Khin Htwe Myint, placed under house arrest, was taken away by the troops and police from Govt’s Housing at 2 pm this afternoon (Feb 8)  in Hpa-An.
  • Health workers from 550 Bedded Children Hospital in Mandalay have  joined the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) against the military dictatorship, chronically ill patients and ordinary patients are being treated free at the outpatient clinics, according to a specialist from Children Hospital.
  • Newly-appointed deputy ministers by State Administrative Council on Feb 7 include;
  1. U Than Aung Kyaw – Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations
  2. U Ye Tint – Ministry of Information
  3. Major General Zaw Min Htun – Ministry of Information
  4. Major General Lu Mon – Ministry of Transport and Communication
  5. U Nyunt Aung – Ministry of Commerce
  6. U Myo Hlaing – Ministry of Health and Sport
  • A total of 4 outpatients clinics and hospitals in Yangon are providing free medical services for the patients who needed rescheduled appointments as a lot of health workers from Yangon Central Women’s Hospital joined the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) by not serving under the military dictatorship. 
  • Myanmar nationals in Japan are planning to support the staff members of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) if they have any difficulties, Ma Naing Naing from Nagoya city in Japan told DVB.