11:00 AM, 03 March 2021 News Briefing

  • Police and military personnel used tear gas to crack down on the protesters in Kyun Taw Road, Sanchaung Township, Yangon this morning, at least 10 people were arrested and protesters’ shields and other belongings were confiscated.
  • Myanmar Herald’s(ThanTawSint) reporter Ye Yint Tun who was arrested during the violence crackdown of anti-coup demonstrations, based in Pathein city, Ayeyarwady region was transferred to Pathein Prison on March 1. Although Ye Yint Tun was said he is a journalist when they arrested him in the demonstrations, the police reject and he was arrested. It is reported that police in Pathein arrested reporters covering the anti-coup protects and confiscated their phones and deleted their records.
  • Southeast Asia nations called on all parties in Myanmar to refrain from instigating further violence and to seek a peaceful solution through constructive dialogue and practical reconciliation in the interests of the people, during the Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on March 2. Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Phillippine called for the release of ousted leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and officials.
  • A total of 14 people including ministers from Lashio Kachin Baptist Church and students from Kutkai Theological Seminary who were violently arrested by police in northern Shan State have been released on Tuesday.
  • Security forces dispersed the protesters with tear gas since Tuesday morning near Yuzana Plaza in Tamwe Township, Yangon, arrested at least 8 protesters and 6 were injured by rubber bullets, according to a witness. Police escalated the crackdown for the 3rd time in the evening and some wounded.
  • Sagaing Division Chief Minister Dr. Myint Naing and Attorney General U Khin Maung Hla were charged with defamation of the state and remanded at Monywa prison, the date for the next trial has been scheduled for March 5.   
  • Deputy Police Chief Myo Min Thu and 6 more policemen from NayPyiTaw join in the anti-coup civil disobedience movement (CDM ) in Mar.2.
  •  Deputy Police Chief Sai Kyaw Swa Tun of the Rangoon No. 9 Security Police Force has delivered today his resignation letter describing he is reluctant to serve in the Myanmar Police Force and request for resignation
  • The Three  brotherhoods alliance of ethnic armed organizations, Ta’ang National Liberation Army(TNLA), the Kokang National Democratic Alliance (MNDAA) and the Arakanese National Liberation Army (AA) announced an extension of a one-month ceasefire on March 1,  2021. 
  • As of 8 PM, 2 March, a total of 1,656 samples were tested and found 49 more new cases. MoHS has reported 141,965 of total confirmed cases including 131,534 discharged, and 3,199 deaths.