Myanmar Daily Post-Coup Update: June 2

By The Irrawaddy 3 June 2021

To keep you updated on what happened in Myanmar in the last 24 hours, here are the main events of the day more than four months after the putsch.

In Kayah State, locals burned the bodies of junta troops killed in a clash with resistance fighters in Demoso on May 31 as the regime did not collect them.

Demoso locals burn the bodies of junta soldiers killed in a May 31 clash.

In Sagaing Region’s Taze, military-appointed ward administrator U Ye Tun, who had been accused of being a junta informant, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen. Local resistance fighters claimed responsibility for his death.

Military-appointed ward administrator U Ye Htun of Taze Township

A bomb exploded at a basic education school in Yinmarbin.

Junta forces arrested National League for Democracy member and lawyer U Mya Thein at his house in Sagaing.

Detained NLD member lawyer U Mya Thein

In Myeik of Tanintharyi Region, Ko Aung Kyaw of DVB and Ko Zaw Zaw, a Mizzima News freelancer, were sentenced to two years in prison for incitement under Article 505(a) of the Penal Code after being arrested in March and April respectively. The US deputy secretary of state and New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists have called for the duo’s immediate release. The military regime has detained more than 80 journalists since the coup, and 51 remain in detention.

Two detained reporters, Ko Aung Kyaw of DVB (left) and Ko Zaw Zaw, a Mizzima News freelancer, were sentenced to two years in prison.

In Magwe Region, bombs exploded at three schools in Taungdwingyi.

In Shan State, two civilians were injured—one of them critically—in a random shooting by junta forces in Moe Bye Township, according to the Moe Bye People’s Defense Force.

A bomb exploded outside the state-owned Myanma Economic Bank in Tangyan Township.

In Kachin State, the wall of a basic education high school in Mohnyin Township was damaged in a blast. In Namti, local people staged a protest against the military regime.

People protest against the military regime in Namti.

In Myitkyina, lawyer U Thet Tun Oo, who was acting for detained anti-regime protesters, was detained by junta forces.

In Mandalay Region, the chief of a Mogoke police station was stabbed by unknown attackers. A bomb exploded at the house of a non-striking teacher, and a stun grenade explosion was also reported at the electricity office in Mogoke.

A building at a basic education school in Meiktila caught fire.

A Meiktila school burns.

In Yangon Region, a bomb exploded at the house of a ward administrator in Hlaing Tharyar, where the military has imposed martial law. A bomb explosion was also reported at a village school in Twante.

Anti-regime protests took place in different forms at different locations across Myanmar as well as in Tokyo, Japan.

A candlelight vigil to protest against the military regime is held in Mudon, Mon State.

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