Myanmar Daily Post-Coup Update: May 28

By The Irrawaddy 29 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, unknown armed men attacked junta forces deployed inside a pagoda compound in Thaketa Township. Explosions were reported as the two sides exchanged fire.

A military court-martial has jailed Daw Mi Nge, the 64-year-old mother of alleged activists, for three years for incitement under Article 505(a) of the Penal Code. She was beaten and detained earlier this month when junta forces unsuccessfully searched her home in North Okkalapa for her activist sons.

Daw Mi Nge, the mother of alleged activists from North Okkalapa

An explosion took place at No. 5 ward administration office in Shwepyithar, where the military regime has imposed martial law.

Local people staged a protest against the military regime in Hlaing Tharyar, which is under direct military control.

Anti-regime protesters in Hlaing Tharyar

Young people from Mingalardon and North Okkalapa teamed up and showed their opposition to the military regime.

A bomb explosion near a pharmacy on the Union Highway in Muse in northern Shan State on Friday morning left a 15-year-old dead and injured two other people.

The teenager who died in a bomb blast in Muse

Anti-regime protesters took to the streets on their motorbikes in Kyaukme.

Following the assassination of Mon State’s Bilin Township Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) chairman on May 27, the military’s proxy party released a statement and said it had become inevitable to resort to self-defense if there is no legal protection.

Young people from Paung Township staged a guerilla-style protest against the military regime.

In Sagaing Region, a USDP party member was shot dead in Ai Gyi Pauk village in Khin-U Township.

Locals from urban Monywa rallied on their motorbikes against the military regime. Rural villagers also staged a protest in the evening, praying for democracy and the demise of the dictatorship.

Motorbike protest in Monywa

Rural villagers from northern Salingyi and eastern Yinmarbin in Sagaing Region took to the streets against the military regime.

Villagers from Salingyi march in protest at the military regime

Buddhist monks in the town of Sar Taung conducted prayers for the Myanmar people. People also took to the streets against the military regime in Kale.

Dawn protest in Kale Township

Three people were shot dead by junta forces in Gangaw, Magwe Region. Junta troops also set houses on fire.

A civilian shot dead by junta troops in Gangaw

A number of school buildings burned down as five bombs exploded simultaneously at No. 2 Basic Education High School in Myaing Township.

People in Kachin State’s Hpakant protested against the military regime on Friday. Hpakant residents have been staging street protests since Feb. 7.

People stage a protest against military rule in Hpakant.

In Mandalay Region, junta forces violently dispersed Buddhist monks who have been staging peaceful protests daily against the military regime. Some monks were detained.

Buddhist monks are seen in Mandalay before the crackdown.

Twelve people—10 men and two women including a photojournalist for Myanmar Pressphoto Agency—were detained. More than 80 journalists have been arrested nationwide since the military coup and around 40 are still under detention.

People from Mandalay’s Mya Taung staged an anti-regime protest on a Sagaing hill.

Students from Mandalay’s Yadanabon University rallied against the military regime.

Students and local residents from Aungmyethazan and Maha Aungmyay townships rallied against the military regime, calling for a boycott of education under military rule.

In Tanintharyi Region, a candlelight vigil was held in Dawei, with protesters vowing to root out the military dictatorship.

Locals from Kanpauk of Yebyu Township also took to the streets against the military regime.

An anti-regime rally in Kanpauk, Yebyu Township

In Chin State’s Paletwa, a health worker was slightly injured when two bombs exploded almost simultaneously outside the Myanma Economic Bank and General Administration Department downtown.

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