Burma

Elected NLD Lawmaker’s Yangon Office Destroyed by Myanmar Junta

By The Irrawaddy 17 March 2021

The military regime’s security forces destroyed the Yangon office of an elected lawmaker from the National League for Democracy (NLD) on Tuesday night.

The office of Daw Phyu Phyu Thin, an NLD MP and a current member of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), in Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township was raided by more than 30 police and soldiers at 10pm on March 16.

An NLD source said that the security forces destroyed the office furniture and smashed windows. A staff member who was present managed to escape when the incident started.

Security forces have raided NLD offices across Myanmar since the military’s Feb.1 coup, which came hours before a new parliament was set to convene. Over 2,100 people have been detained, including State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint, ministers, political activists and anti-regime protesters.

Almost 200 civilians have been killed by the police and army in crackdowns against anti-coup protests, while the homes of NLD members and protesters have been raided at night by the security forces.

But protesters continue to defy the junta with essential workers joining the growing nationwide civil disobedience movement. Anti-regime demonstrations are taking place across the country by any means possible, including marches in the daytime, sit-ins and candlelight vigils by night, silent protests with placards, painting murals and banging pots and pans at 8pm every night.

The military regime has declared the CRPH to be illegal and has threatened legal action against anyone cooperating with it.

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