Burma

Myanmar Daily Post-Coup Update: May 25

By The Irrawaddy 26 May 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 three months after the putsch.

In Yangon’s Thingangyun Township, a parcel bomb exploded at a wedding reception, leaving four, including the newlywed bride, dead.

A parcel bomb explosion at a wedding reception in Thingangyun Township.

In another explosion on Waizayanna Road in Thingangyun, a vehicle was badly damaged and three people on board were injured.

A vehicle is badly damaged in explosion in Thingangyun.

An explosion took place at the electricity office in Shwepyithar Township. The military regime has set a deadline of May 25 for the public to pay electricity bills or face blackouts. Many members of the public have vowed not to pay their electricity bills as part of the civil disobedience movement against the regime.

Young people protest military rule in Yangon.

Yangonites took to the streets to show their solidarity with Kayah State, which has been under siege by junta forces. Locals urged a boycott of the education system under military rule in Hlaing Tharyar Township.

Locals call for a boycott of education under military rule in Hlaing Tharyar.

In Ayeyarwady’s capital Pathein, an explosion occurred at the township electricity office, leaving a staffer injured. Students also took to the streets to protest against the education system under military rule.

A teashop protest in Dawei.

In Tanintharyi’s Launglon, a village basic education high school was set on fire, and the entire building was reduced to ashes. A teashop protest was held in the capital Dawei.

Anti-regime protesters in Myanmar’s temple city Bagan.

In Mandalay Region, local people marched in protest at the military regime in the country’s temple city of Bagan, as well as in Nyaung-U.

People from Nyaung-U stage a protest against the military rule.

Buddhist monks in Mandalay prayed for the safety of Myanmar people including those who are being detained by the military regime. Youths staged a protest against the military regime at the foot of Mt. Mya Leik.

Buddhist monks pray for Myanmar in Mandalay.
Buddhist monks from Mogaung Monastery stage a candlelight vigil for Myanmar.
Young people protest military rule at the foot of Mt. Mya Leik in Mandalay.

Students from Chanmyathazi Township called for a boycott of education under military rule. In Aungmyethazan Township, students washed their feet in regime-manufactured beer, calling for a boycott of products manufactured by military-run businesses.

Students take to the streets against the military regime in Chanmyathazi Township.

Locals also staged a protest against military rule in Madaya Township.

In Paliek, people staged a protest against the military regime while celebrating the Full Moon Day of Kason, a day of religious significance for Buddhists.

Anti-regime protesters raise a three-finger salute in Paleik.

In Kachin State, hundreds of locals called for the termination of the China-backed Myitsone Dam project. The megaproject has been suspended since 2011.

Kachin locals call for termination of Myitsone Dam project.

In the jade mining hub Hpakant, people continued protesting against the military regime, as they have done daily since Feb. 7.

Locals take to the streets against the military regime in Hpakant.

Lieutenant General Soe Htut, the military regime’s home affairs minister, visited Loikaw, the capital of Kayah State, following a series of attacks on police stations there. Police stations in Demoso near Loikaw and Moe Bye on the Shan-Kayah border were attacked recently, resulting in heavy casualties.

Home Affairs Minister Lt-Gen Soe Htut.

Protesters in Monywa, Sagaing Region visited the Shwe Guni Pagoda to observe one minute’s silence for civilians who have fallen in the country’s Spring Revolution and pray for the health of those detained. Villagers in Monywa also staged an anti-regime protest.

People rally against the military regime in Monywa.

Kani Township saw fierce fighting on both land and water between civilian resistance fighters and junta troops, with both sides suffering casualties.

A night protest at a Monywa village.

An anti-regime rally took place in Taze and people staged a night protest against military rule in Tabayin Township. Villagers showed their solidarity against the military regime in Salingyi Township.

A street protest in Tabayin.

In Kale Township, people showed their support for the National Unity Government, a shadow government formed to rival the military regime. In Sar Taung town, Buddhist monks prayed for Myanmar to be freed from military rule.

In Ye-U Township, local residents held a night protest and prayed for those who have fallen in Myanmar’s Spring Revolution. People also planted a Banyan tree, praying for the earliest possible establishment of a federal Union.

In Magwe Region’s Gangaw Township, villagers staged a protest against military rule while celebrating the Full Moon Day of Kason.

A school in Natmauk where anti-regime protesters painted ‘No’ to education under military rule.

In Natmauk and Pakokku, people took to the streets against the education system under military rule. In Myaing Township, people drove motorbikes around the town in a rally against military rule.

Namhkam locals protest the military regime.

In Namhkam in northern Shan State, people took to the streets against the military regime despite the rain.


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