The people of the country have come out on the streets against the military coup in Myanmar. The medical staff has now joined the public in these protests. Medical staff in 70 hospitals in 30 cities of the country has stopped working on Wednesday. In the country’s largest city of Yangon, a large number of people protested the military coup by playing horns and utensils of cars.
At the same time, Internet service provider companies have shut down Facebook. This decision has been taken in view of the ever increasing protests. This is probably the first public protest against a military coup in the country. The medical group opposing the coup said the military imposed its interests on a vulnerable population during the Corona epidemic. So far, more than 3,100 lives have been lost from Corona to Myanmar.
The group said, we will not obey the order of illegal military rule. Meanwhile, prominent leaders Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained during protests in Yangon and neighboring areas opposing the military coup, wished good health and raised slogans demanding independence. It was told that in Myanmar culture, playing drums means sending the devil out. Many pro-democracy groups in the country had called on people to raise their noises at eight o’clock on Tuesday night to protest against the coup.
Winner of the National League for Democracy Party, Suu Kyi, who received the Nobel Peace Prize, said, “Our country has a curse of coup and that is why our country remains poor.” I am worried about the future of our country and citizens. He appealed to the people to disobey the army through civil disobedience. NLD spokesman Kee Toe said that the army on Tuesday started lifting restrictions on hundreds of MPs under house arrest in the capital’s government residential complex and the new government has asked them to go to their homes.
He told that Suu Kyi is in good health and has been kept in a separate place, where he will be kept for some more time. However, his statement could not be confirmed. An emergency meeting was held at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the Myanmar crisis in which a consensus about the military coup could not be reached. In another move, China stopped the UNSC from condemning the issue of the coup in Myanmar. Russia has also sought more time with China for a joint statement. Talks will continue further.
conferencing on the condition of anonymity, that the meeting discussed the restoration of the government after the bloodless coup in Myanmar. It also discussed the democratically elected government and the release of the country’s leading leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The meeting of the Security Council took place in the early hours of Wednesday in India, in which permanent members holding veto power could not agree on the shared statement due to interference of China.
However, other countries with veto power, Britain, demanded the immediate release of the leaders and officials illegally detained in Myanmar. The draft demanded that the one-year emergency in the country be repealed and democratic norms ensured for all parties. The draft does not mention restrictions.
The US has once again condemned the removal of the elected government in Myanmar, saying it is a military coup. State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the United States was deeply concerned about the arrest of all leaders, including Aung Sang Suu Kyi. He said that after reviewing the incident, we assess that the removal of the head of the elected government is akin to military action or a military coup.
Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh condemned the coup in Myanmar, saying they are now more scared than ever to return to their country. There were incidents of mass rape, murder and burning of villages in Myanmar during a military campaign against extremism in 2017, after which more than 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims had to move to neighboring Bangladesh. He said that we want democracy and human rights, we are worried about not getting this in our country.