11:00 AM, 01 March 2021 News Briefing

  • Although there were countrywide deadliest crackdowns yesterday killing at least 22 protesters,  anti-military demonstrations continue to rally in some cities such as Yangon, Mandalay , Myeik and Pathein, etc. today in the morning.  
  • The UN Human Rights Office called on the military to immediately halt the use of force against peaceful protesters and strongly condemned the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar, according to a statement issued on Feb 28. 
  • The military-operated Foreign Ministry of Myanmar had ordered issued on Feb.28 that  some staff working at Myanmar embassies abroad have been returned to Myanmar and replaced in their positions. 
  • Although U Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar ambassador to the United Nations  has been fired by the military-operated Foreign ministry of Myanmar on Feb.27, the UN said he still remains a permanent country official representative to the UN. He was fired a day after delivering a speech representing Myanmar’s ousted civilian government at the UN General Assembly meeting.
  • As of 8 PM, 28 Feb, a total of 1,105 samples were tested and found 6 more new cases. MoHS has reported 141,896 of total confirmed cases including 131,480 discharged, and 3,199 deaths.
  • Despite the police blockade in Magway, hundreds of thousands of protesters staged the anti-military protests on the morning of Feb 28, more than 70 protesters including the chairman of Magway University Students’ Union were arrested.
  • In Kachin State, Myitkyina, a photojournalist and 72 protesters who were detained on the morning of Feb 28 have been released at around 8 pm last night. Security forces violently cracked down on the protesters in Myitkyina and at least 5 wounded on Sunday.
  • In Mandalay, Ko Aung Thura, chairman of the deposed National League for Democracy in Kyaukse township, and joint secretary Ko Aung Naing Lin, arrested in the Feb 1 coup, have been released on Feb 27.
  • In Shan State, Lashio, riot police cracked down on the anti-military regime protesters by using rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons, leaving more than 30 wounded and 8 arrested on Sunday.