04:00 PM, 28 February 2021 News Briefing

  • It is reported that one of the bloodiest today’s crackdown left at least five people dead and many more seriously injured and arrested during demonstrations against the military coup until this noon across the country. 
  • At least three anti-military regime protesters including two young men and a teacher have been killed and several injured during the brutal crackdowns by security forces in Yangon on the 28th day of military coup.
  • Ma Shin Moe Myint, a 23-year-old freelance photojournalist, was beaten and arrested by the security forces while she was covering the protests in Myaynigone, Yangon today noon.
  • The Embassy of Canada issued a statement on Sunday that condemned any use of force by security forces against unarmed protesters and called on the military and police to refrain from and to immediately cease all attacks, intimidation, and threats against protesters and to release those detained. The statement also expressed “Canada stands with the people of Myanmar.”
  • Mon State Immigration and Human Resources Minister U Tun Min Aung was charged under Section 505 (b) of the Criminal Code yesterday.
  • Australian oil and gas giant Woodside Energy  announced on Saturday(Feb.27) that it had pulled out of its offshore drilling business in Myanmar.
  • Jade traders from the jade producing areas of Myanmar_Mandalay, Hpakant and Shweli said they will  boycott gem exhibitions being prepared by the military council.
  • The military council has announced yesterday that it will take effective action if anyone participates either directly or indirectly in the committee formed under the name of Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw – CRPH.