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11:00 AM, 11 February 2021 News Briefing

  • Without giving any reasons, two unknown civilians tried to violently arrest Ko Zaw Thurein Tun, chairman of the Sagaing Division Computer Professionals Association, at the infront of his home, and escaped by the help of family and some neighbours. U  Zaw Thurein Tun, well-known actively participating in the anti-coup demonstrations in Sagaing region, and  also provides free computer services to Govt offices in the Sagaing region.  
  • U Win Ko Ko, secretary of the Shan State People’s Party, was arrested at around 1:30 pm on Feb10 at his father’s house in Aye Thayar Myothit, Taunggyi. U Win Ko Ko ran in the 2020 election in southern Shan State, representing the No. 2 candidate of People’s Party in Taunggyi Township. As of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) update data, a total of 220 people have been arrested and detained since the Feb 1 military coup. 
  • Deputy Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Tun Tun Hein, also the central executive of the 2020 election-winning NLD party, was arrested a second time at his home in Naung Cho on Feb10 evening. NLD central executive was also arrested   a second time and  Naypyidaw Council chairman Dr Myo Aung at 4.30pm as well, according to NLD Central Committee member U Kyi Toe.
  • Military-operated media reported that about 20 police officers who took part in yesterday’s anti-coup protest in Loikaw are not permanent Myanmar police force members, and added “ just members of local force assigned under the job generation programme”.
  •  Yangon and Mandalay City Development Law was amended by the military on Feb 10, cancelling the chapters; 3, 4, 5 and 6 for Mandalay City Development Law and 3 and 4 for Yangon.
  • Mandalay and Yangon City Development Committee were newly formed on feb 10 by a military-operated State and State Administrative Council.
  • Ethnic nationals in Yangon have joined in the anti-coup demonstrations this morning (Feb 11). There were hundreds of thousands of people who staged protests against the military dictatorship in Yangon everyday after the Feb 1 coup. 
  • It is reported that the Chairman of Sagaing Election Commission including Naga Region and all secretaries were arrested at their homes at around 12 last night. According to some MPs, District Election Commission Chairman and secretaries were also arrested. 
  •  In Putao, Kachin state, up to 9 people who were protesting peacefully against the military dictatorship have been charged under Natural Disaster Management Law, according to locals.
  • Japanese MPs announced on Feb 10 that strong actions will be taken in collaboration with the United States and European Union if Myanmar Coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing does not comply with their calls including the immediate release of detained State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint, and other civilian leaders.
  • Kayin State Planning, Finance, and Development Minister U Than Naing, placed under house arrest, was arrested at Govt Housing at around 5:25 pm yesterday (Feb 10).
  • Myanmar Coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has sent a letter to Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and asked for help to support democracy, according to Bangkok Post on Feb 10. The Prime Minister said that they are supportive of the democratic process in Myanmar, the most important thing is to maintain relations as well as possible because it will benefit all Thai people, economy, and border trade.
  • As of 8 PM, 10 Feb, a total of 1,994 samples were tested and found more 39 new cases and 1 death. MoHS has reported 141,487 of total confirmed cases including 128,692  discharged, and 3,181 deaths.


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