10 February 2021 News Briefing

  • More than 80 detained protesters, arrested in yesterday’s anti-coup demonstration in Mandalay were released this afternoon (Feb 10).
  • Military-run media has described in its news release on Feb 9  “about 2,000 of demonstrators violently assaulted the police with rocks and stones and other objects that could cause injuries”. In yesterday’s anti-coup demonstrations, several anti-coup protesters were  injured, some of them seriously by police force use of water cannons and also rubber bullets. The military-run media justified  “in accord with the legal procedures to stop violence”.
  • NLD chairman and secretary in Hopan Township, Wa Special Region were arrested at home around 8:30 pm on Feb 9, confirmed locals. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), as of Feb 9, a total of 190 people; activists, lawmakers and officials from NLD’s government,  have been arrested and detained since Feb 1 coup, and a total of 171 are still under detention.
  • Kayin ethnic nationals from more than 50 villages in Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade-6/7 area in Kawkareik District, Kayin state, have joined the general anti-military coup demonstration today (Feb 10).
  • Film artists have protested this morning (Feb 10) starting from Nat Mauk Road, Bahan township where the Myanmar Motion Picture Organization is located, to show standing with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and to support the Civil Disobedience Movement. 
  • Staff from the Department of Archaeology and National Museum, Bagan, announced a statement today that they stand with the people and support the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM).
  • It is reported that about 80 staff from Central Bank Myanmar (Yangon Branch) joined the  Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM).
  • Yangon Eye Hospital is closed (except for emergency patients) in support of the Civil Disobedience Movement.
  • Yangon Region Hluttaw Representative Committee(YRHRC),  committee was recently-formed by elected MPs of Yangon‌ region of civilian govt issued a statement today on  NLD’s facebook page that all the staff working for Yangon Region Hluttaw are not required to attend office, declared as an official holiday. The statement added it will help and support the staff who are participating in CDM. 
  • There are protests in front of the Embassy of the People Republic of China, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and Embassy of the United States today (Feb 10) in Yangon against the military coup.
  • About 7,000 Myanmar national migrant workers have been infected with Covid-19 in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post.
  • The newly-formed Union Election Commission by military coup assigned U Saw Ba Hlaing and U Saw Oo as the member of commission on Feb9. 
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sent US $ 350 million in cash to the civilian government as emergency aid to help Myanmar combat Covid-19 on days before Feb 1  military coup, according to Today Online News.