11:00 AM, 02 March 2021 News Briefing

  • Despite the deadly crackdowns, the anti-coup protesters continue to rally today in Yangon and other cities across the country. 
  • Thousands have attended the today funeral of the teacher, Daw Tin Nwe Yee, a 59-year-old, who teaches history and math to 7th grade students was shot dead by live rounds on February 28 during the protest against the military dictator.
  • DVB’s reporter, Kaung Myat Hlaing (a) Aung Kyaw based in Myeik, Tanintharyi Region was forcely carried out the arresting at around 10:45 pm on March 1 by  the military and police security forces. His wife explained, “the apartment was thrown by stones, and all glass windows were shattered, after that they broke the main door, smashed CCTV cameras and took them away, and he was arrested without giving any reason”.  It is unknown where Aung Kyaw was detained, and his family has lost contact since his arrests.
  • DVB released a statement that calls for  immediate and unconditional release for its reporter, 31-year-old Kaung Myat Naing (a) Aung Kyaw  was arbitrarily arrested March 1, 10:45 p.m local time, as well as other reporters who forcely arrested by security forces. The statement added that DVB strongly condemns the act of the arbitrary abduction of the journalists.
  • Myanmar Plaza located in Kabaraye Pagoda Road, Yangon, will be closed temporarily starting from March 2 regarding the current situation and customers will be updated through Facebook when the shopping center is reopened, according to its Facebook page. Protesters used to gather in front of the Myanmar Plaza and stage anti-military regime protests amid the coup.
  • In Myeik, Tanintharyi region, military personnel and police forces raided houses in Aung Mingalar and Inlay Myaing wards on Monday, violently beat and arrested the residents who were living in their houses, and they destroyed houses, shops, motorbikes and took away money, said locals. 
  • Relevant media outlets need to contact the Myanmar Press Council for the immediate release of detained journalists, said legal adviser U Khin Maung Myint. For the time being, there was a lack of trust in the military-dominated press council. 
  • Police and military personnel raided a Kachin Baptist Church in Lashio, northern Shan State, on Monday and arrested 10 people including four ministers.
  • The Central Bank has directed private banks in the country to limit the amount of money withdrawal of depositors. Starting from March 1, depositors will be allowed to withdraw 20 lakhs per person per week in the private banks, and for each organization & companies will be allowed to withdraw a maximum of 20 million kyats per week. In addition, only 500,000 kyats per day can be withdrawn from ATMs. Most of the local private banks in the country remain closed to this day due to the CDM campaign against the military coup.
  • The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) declared the State Administration Council (SAC) led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as a “Terrorist Group” on Monday, for its lawlessness, atrocities, and acts of terrorism against the anti-military regime citizens who were protesting peacefully.
  • As of 8 PM, 1 Mar, a total of 836 samples were tested, and found 20 more new cases. MoHS has reported 141,916 of total confirmed cases including 131,487 discharged, and 3,199 deaths.