Myanmar Daily Post-Coup Update: May 26

By The Irrawaddy 27 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, a man in his 20s was shot dead by junta forces as he fled in fear when junta troops inspected people sitting at a tea shop in Shwepyithar Township, where the military regime has imposed martial law.

Two people were injured in a bomb explosion outside No. 39 Basic Education Primary School in North Okkalapa Township.

In Hlaing Tharyar, two bombs were thrown into the house of a military collaborator. There were no casualties as residents managed to run out of the house in time.

Young people in South Okkalapa Township took to the streets against military rule.

Anti-regime protesters in Yangon’s South Okkalapa Township.

In the US, Myanmar expats staged a demonstration in New York against energy giant Chevron for supporting the Myanmar military regime, and called for sanctions against Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE). There have been calls for oil and gas companies operating in Myanmar to suspend payments to state-owned MOGE as the military regime is funding itself with those payments.

Myanmar expats in the US stage a demonstration against energy giant Chevron.

In Shan State’s Taunggyi, people burned a Chinese national flag in protest at Beijing’s support for the military regime.

Young people in Taunggyi burn a Chinese flag.

Simultaneous explosions occurred at three different locations in Muse on the Myanmar-China border.

A young person solicits donations for war-displaced people in Muse.

Junta troops arrested five people, four women and a man, who were soliciting donations for war-displaced people at No. 1 Market in Muse. They also took the donated cash.

Local residents in Kyaukme, northern Shan State, took to the streets to protest against the military regime.

People protest the military regime in Kyaukme, Shan State.

The Karenni People’s Defense Force seized a police outpost in Htee Se Kha Village in Loilem on the border of Shan and Kayah states.

As both the military regime and the National Unity Government have proposed sending delegations to the 74th Health Assembly of the World Health Organization, the organization decided Myanmar would not attend the assembly this year, not knowing which government to recognize.

In Chin State, bombs exploded at two basic education schools in Falam.

Junta troops have been looting shops and houses in Mindat abandoned by fleeing residents, according to local news agencies and residents. Some 90 percent of the 25,000 population have fled their homes since junta forces occupied the town on May 15.

Anti-regime protesters held a Taung Zalat (Rhododendron) flower rally on Kennedy Peak in Tedim.

In Mon State, an explosion was reported near a basic education primary school in Kyaikmaraw Township.

In Myaing Township, Magwe Region, locals, educators and teachers urged people to boycott education under military rule.

In Tanintharyi Region’s Dawei, junta forces arrested the owner of a teashop that hosted an anti-regime protest on May 25.

Junta troops beat and arrested four people from a teashop-cum-grocery store in Phaung Taw Village in Yebyu Township, Dawei District, and also stole liquor bottles and some other items from the store.

In Yebyu Township, people called for the immediate release of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other political prisoners.

In Bago Region, a mail train derailed in Kanyutkwin town after running over a mine. Youths in Bago called for unity in fighting the military dictatorship.

People protest the military regime in Bago.

In Sagaing Region’s Katha, a police station in Moe Tar Village came under arson attack and was reduced to ashes.

A fire broke out at an oil refinery in the east of Monywa and was put out around an hour later by township firefighters.

A blaze at an oil refinery in Monywa.

A shootout broke out between junta forces and resistance fighters in the village of Chaungzin in Myaung Township, forcing villagers to flee.

Street protests continued in Monywa, Taze and Kale. Villagers rallied against military rule in Salingyi Township.

An anti-regime rally is held in Taze, Sagaing.
Villagers protest military rule in Salingyi, Sagaing.

Buddhist monks from Europe and the US participated in an online campaign to show solidarity with Myanmar people as they demand democracy and fight the military regime.

Buddhist monks from around the world take part in an online protest against the military regime.

In Mandalay Region, Buddhist monks held a prayer for the safety of Myanmar civilians. A night protest was held in Pyigyitagun Township.

Street protests continued in different parts of Mandalay with health workers banging on pots and pans to show their opposition to the military regime, and students in Aungmyaythazan protested education under military rule.

Mandalay residents honk motorcycle horns in protest at the military regime.
Students take to the streets against military rule in Aungmyethazan Township, Mandalay.

In Kachin State, students and locals rallied against the military regime at the Manau Ground in the state capital, Myitkyina.

In Hpakant, anti-regime protesters called on parents not to enroll their children in schools as a gesture of sympathy for young people who have fallen in the country’s fight for democracy.

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