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.
In another explosion on Waizayanna Road in Thingangyun, a vehicle was badly damaged and three people on board were injured.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Kachin State, hundreds of locals called for the termination of the China-backed Myitsone Dam project. The megaproject has been suspended since 2011.
In the jade mining hub Hpakant, people continued protesting against the military regime, as they have done daily since Feb. 7.
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.
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.
Kani Township saw fierce fighting on both land and water between civilian resistance fighters and junta troops, with both sides suffering casualties.
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.
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.
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.
In Namhkam in northern Shan State, people took to the streets against the military regime despite the rain.
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