Myanmar’s military took energy in a coup on Monday (Feb 1), ousting the democratically elected authorities of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Here is a have a look at the occasions of the previous week.
YANGON: Myanmar’s military took energy in a coup on Monday (Feb 1), ousting the democratically elected authorities of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
The military stated it had carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud”, handing energy to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for one yr.
Here is a have a look at the occasions of the previous week.
Feb 1: Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and different senior figures from their National League for Democracy (NLD) are detained in an early morning raid.
The military declares a state of emergency for a yr, and says it carried out the detentions in response to alleged election fraud, handing energy to military chief Min Aung Hlaing.
The NLD publishes a press release on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi written earlier than she was detained, urging folks to protest the military coup.
The junta removes 24 ministers and deputies, naming 11 replacements.
Feb 2: Min Aung Hlaing tells the primary assembly of his new authorities it was inevitable the military must take energy after its protests over alleged election fraud.
Vehicle horns and pans being struck are heard round Yangon after darkish in protest in opposition to the coup.
Facebook removes a web page linked to Myanmar’s military-owned TV community in a measure to guard in opposition to hurt, in response to a spokeswoman.
Feb 3: Staff at 70 hospitals and medical departments throughout Myanmar stop work to protest in opposition to the coup. Others put on purple ribbons as a part of a civil disobedience marketing campaign.
The NLD’s workplace in a number of areas of the nation are raided, with paperwork, computer systems and laptops taken.
Myanmar police file fees in opposition to Aung San Suu Kyi and search her detention till Feb 15. A police doc says military officers who searched Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence discovered six hand-held radios that have been imported illegally and used with out permission.
Charges are additionally filed in opposition to President Win Myint for violating protocols to cease the unfold of the coronavirus.
Government orders blockage on Facebook, in addition to its Messenger and WhatsApp providers, for the sake of “stability”.
Feb 4: A gaggle of protesters wave banners and chant anti-coup slogans in Mandalay within the first such road protest in opposition to the military takeover. At least three are arrested.
The United Nations Security Council requires the discharge of Aung San Suu Kyi and others detained by the military, however stops wanting condemning the coup.
US President Joe Biden says Myanmar’s military ought to relinquish energy and launch officers and activists in his first overseas coverage tackle.
Another main determine in Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy occasion, Win Htein, 79, is arrested.
Feb 5:Teachers and a few authorities staff be part of the Civil Disobedience motion, saying they won’t work for the authorities except the elected authorities is restored.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer says he has been unable to satisfy her as a result of she remains to be being questioned. He requires the instant launch of her and President Win Myint.
Japanese beverage group Kirin Holdings says it’s terminating its alliance with Myanmar Economic Holdings Public Company (MEHL), which has hyperlinks to the military.
Feb 6: Blockage ordered on Twitter and Instagram, the place protesters had been sharing information. Junta then ordered blackout of your complete web.
Tens of thousands of people take to the streets to protest in opposition to the coup in Yangon and different cities.
Feb 7: Protests sweep Myanmar, with tens of 1000’s in Yangon and elsewhere within the biggest show of mass anger since 2007 protests that helped result in democratic reforms.
Internet entry is restored, however social media platforms stay blocked.