Myanmar Daily Post-Coup Update: May 31

By The Irrawaddy 1 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 three months after the putsch.

In Demoso Township, Kayah State, the Karenni National Defense Force (KNDF) clashed with junta troops. The KNDF said one of its fighters died and six others were injured, while the junta suffered at least 80 casualties. The military regime used fighter jets and artillery in the fighting.

In Kutkai in northern Shan State, the Brotherhood Alliance, which groups the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, Ta’ang National Liberation Army and Arakan Army, attacked a military camp in Namt Phat Kar Village. At least 11 junta soldiers, including a deputy battalion commander, were killed in the predawn attack.

Weapons seized from junta troops in Kutkai

In Kyaukme, junta forces rammed anti-regime protesters with cars and fired live rounds and rubber bullets at protesters.

Protesters are seen in Kyaukme before the junta crackdown.

In Sagaing Region, the military junta used jet fighters to bomb Moetargyi Village-tract near Katha-Bhamo Road, where the People’s Defense Force of Katha Township attacked junta soldiers on Sunday.

Junta forces raided Thazi Village in southern Kale (Kalay) to search for striking government employees, weapons and ammunition, leading to a clash with the People’s Defense Force of the town in which at least three junta troops were killed and a civilian resistance fighter was injured.

Anti-regime protesters resist from behind a defense line in Kale in early March.

Junta forces fired shots at random in wards in Kale after three bombs exploded near a public hospital, a CB Bank branch and a 100-bed military hospital.

Female National League for Democracy (NLD) lawmaker Daw Khin Hmwe Lwin was arrested while in hiding in Shwe Taung Oo town across the Chindwin River from Monywa. She is the eighth female NLD lawmaker arrested by junta forces since the February coup.

NLD lawmaker Daw Khin Hmwe Lwin

In Tanintharyi Region’s Dawei, a young man died of blood loss after being shot in the knee by junta troops.

The young man who died after being shot by junta forces

In Mandalay Region, the military-appointed administrator and the secretary of Kyaukphyukan Village’s administrative body in Myingyan were stabbed to death by unknown attackers.

In Myotha, a group of unknown attackers stabbed to death the military-appointed administrator of No. 4 Ward at a beer pub opposite the police station.

In Chin State’s Mindat, junta forces fired artillery at some displacement camps marked with white flags, forcing some 1,000 people already displaced by fighting to flee again.

Displaced people in Mindat

In Kachin State’s Hpakant, a former village administrator was shot dead by an unknown motorbike rider. He had been in hiding due to his involvement in the anti-regime movement.

Former village administrator U Tin Soe of Hpakant

In Yangon Region, bomb explosions were reported in South Dagon and Hlaing townships.

In Ayeyarwady Region, the office of the Thabaung Township education officer was attacked with a homemade bomb, leaving one injured.

Anti-regime protests took place in various forms in locations across Myanmar including Yangon, Mandalay, Magwe, Sagaing and Tanintharyi regions and Shan State.

Young people stage a protest in Mogoke, Mandalay

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