07 February 2021 News Briefing

  • The internet Wifi and Mobile data services which have also been disrupted on 6 Feb resumed in the late afternoon of 7 Feb, and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram service are still blocked.
  • Since early morning of today thousands protesters are continuing marching against military coup as the second day in Yangon, the major commercial city, in the downtowns areas, and many dozens of groups are also gathering for protest in the other townships of Yangon by making the three-fingered salute sign, singing revolutionary songs and honking. So far there is no violence and deadly crackdown by the military.
  • There are continuing country-wide anti-coup demonstrations in Myanmar today(7 Feb).
  • It was country-wide rumored that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was released last night on Feb 6.
  •  Hundreds of thousands of people have protested today(Feb 7) in Mandalay, the second-largest city after Yangon, against the military dictatorship.
  • More than 5,000 Myanmar nationals in Japan staged a protest today(Feb7) in front of the Myanmar embassy in Tokyo that they stand together with the people in Myanmar and support their movements against the military coup.  
  • NLD issued on Feb 5 a letter to the public describing welcomes and acknowledges the efforts of the people protecting against military coup and  appeal to the people and civil servants to believe that the sovereignty of the country can be regained through peacefully protesting the disobedience movement.
  • U Maung Maung Win and Daw Than Than Linn were recently appointed as deputy ministers for Planning, Finance, and Industry by military coup,  according to the announcement of the State Administrative Council on Feb 4.
  • Press Release Team of the State Administrative Council including 3 members led by Major General Zaw Min Tun, was formed currently according to the announcement of the State Administrative Council on Feb 5.
  • The Myanmar President Office was renamed the State Administrative Council Office and the name of the Union Government was also replaced with the State Administrative Council Administration Office by military coup,  according to the announcement of the State Administrative Council on Feb 4.
  • The National League for Democracy (NLD) Central Executive Committee issued a statement on Feb 5 urging the United Nations and other countries to work energetically together for democracy and independence for the people of Myanmar.
  • Nearly 300 NLD’s 2020 election elected Pyidaungsu Hluttaw MPs convened an emergency meeting (Online Conferencing System) on Feb 5 to form the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Committee Representative Committee (CRPH) with 15 members and issued the statement expressing the CRPH  has been formed to carry out the necessary matters for the normal functioning of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and to release all detainees by military coup. Representatives  from Denmark, Sweden,  United States and the Czech Republic  embassies also attended this meeting as guests, according to the NLD’s Facebook page.
  • Indonesia and Malaysia are calling for an ASEAN meeting to discuss the military coup in Myanmar, and both leaders urge Myanmar to resolve the political differences in accordance with the law. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo added that Myanmar authorities to observe and respect the principle of the ASEAN Charter including the rule of law, good governance, democracy, human rights, and constitutionally elected government, after a meeting with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Feb 5.
  • It is reported that residents in Monywa, Sagaing region launched a poster campaign on Feb 6 as a protest against the military and the highest numbers of departmental staff in Monywa have also joined the Civil Disobedience Campaign.
  • Myanmar nationals and supporters in Melbourne, Australia, staged a protest on the  morning of Feb 6 against the military coup.
  • Students from the National Management Degree College (NMDC) will not continue their education as a Civil Disobedience Movement against the military coup, according to the statement of NMDC Students’ Union on Feb 5.