11:00 AM, 04 February 2021 News Briefing

  • Military government ordered telecommunication companies to  temporarily suspend Facebook today in the early hours until February 7 midnight  because it assumes Facebook is disturbing the country’s stability, according to its order issued on Feb 3.
  • The recently-formed State Administrative Council, which includes 11 members was added expandly with 5 more members on Feb 3.
  • On Feb 3, The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD)  announced that it strongly objected to Tatmadaw’s actions that were against the peace process and the trust-building process between the ethnic groups, and called for a peaceful political settlement at the table. 
  • On Feb 2, The European Union (EU) called for an end to the military coup in Myanmar  and urged a reshuffle of civilian government.
  • The NLD Executive Committee in Mandalay region issued a statement on February 3 calling for the reopening of all sealed township-level party offices, including the NLD office of Mandalay region. The statement added that this was an illegal act and that it was considered a coercive assault on a legally formed party.
  • As of 8 PM, 3 Feb, a total of 11,196 samples were tested and found more 263 new cases and 14 deaths. MoHS has reported 140,927 of total confirmed cases including 126,384  discharged, and 3,160 deaths.
  • China hopes all parties in Myanmar can properly handle differences under the constitution and legal framework, and safeguard political and social stability, Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry said at a regular press conference in Beijing regarding a military coup in Myanmar.
  • 5 detained MPs of Mon Unity Party (MUP) at Naypyidaw government housing returned home on Feb 3, Dr.Min Kyi Win, a central executive member of the MUP, who was serving as a Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, could not be contacted so far, according to a spokesperson of MUP. 
  • Health workers from about 100 hospitals across the country have joined the Civil Disobedience Movement, according to a doctor who supports the movement.
  • Nearly 4,000 Myanmar nationals protested in front of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo against the military coup and called for the Japanese government’s support,  similar protest was held in Australia as well.
  • The highest number of celebrities in Myanmar joined the “We Want Justice” three-finger symbol campaign as a protest against the military coup.
  • The 88 Generation Student Leaders  urge the public to support the Non-Violence Movement 2021 and oppose military coups.
  • There was a protest against  the military coup in Mandalay in front of the Medical University on the morning of February 4, one protester said the military coup was unacceptable and peacefully protesting is a basic right for people.