Daily Myanmar Post-Coup Update: May 29-30

Young Myanmar nationals organize a weekly demonstration in Tokyo against the military regime in their home country.

Through The Irrawaddy May 31, 2021

To keep you up to date with what happened in Myanmar over the past 48 hours, here are the main events of the period, more than three months after the coup.

May 29

In Mandalay‘s Myingyan Township, the administrator of Thabyay Thar village was gunned down by unknown assailants at his home.

A young groom was injured in the explosion of a parcel bomb during his wedding in Mandalay. In a similar incident in Yangon on May 25, four people, including the bride, died.

In Kayah State, a volunteer cook for those displaced by the war was killed in a shootout by junta troops.

The funeral of the slain volunteer cook

In Pathein, the capital of Ayeyarwady, a police officer died during an armed altercation with a colleague. It was the second such incident after a police officer shot dead his superior in Sagaing on May 24.

A bomb exploded in front of the Innwa bank, owned by the army, in Shan Stateis Taunggyi. On May 27, a soldier was killed in an explosion at the local military regime’s signals battalion in Taunggyi.

People of different faiths prayed for peace, justice and security in Myanmar at the Duomo Church in Milan, Italy.

Interfaith prayers for Myanmar are held at the Duomo Church in Milan, Italy.

Burmese nationals in Japan organized a demonstration against the military regime in Tokyo. Weekly protests against the regime were organized in Tokyo by Myanmar nationals.

In Bago region, the bomb explosion occurred near a public school in Kanyutkwin’s No. 1 district.

In Sagaing, junta troops arrested four people including a stroke victim.

A traffic police pillbox in YangonKyimyidaing County was attacked with a homemade bomb. However, the bomb rebounded and caused slight damage to a bus.

May 30

Regime forces killed a man and arrested his three brothers in a midnight raid on Bagan Myothit in Mandalay region. Ko Moe Myint Aung, 26, is survived by his pregnant wife. His three brothers, including a 17-year-old, were beaten and detained.

The funeral of Ko Moe Myint Aung, shot dead by junta forces in Bagan

The empty house of an activist of the National League for Democracy (NLD) was set on fire by unknown people in Meiktila township on Sunday morning during curfew. Junta troops raided the house on April 29 in search of the activist, whom they accuse of leading anti-regime protests.

The house of the NLD activist is seen after the fire.

An explosion took place near the Butaryone bus stop on Insein Road in Yangon‘s of Hlaing Township. The main entrance to a nearby fitness center was damaged, but no casualties were reported.

The scene after a bomb exploded near the Butaryone bus stop in Hlaing township.

An ethnic Chin resident of the township was arrested by junta troops for allegedly taking photos of the scene after an explosion occurred on the ground floor of his apartment building.

An explosion took place at the home of an administrator of 100 households who is said to be a military collaborator, in district 5 of the commune of Shwepyithar.

An unknown attacker threw two homemade bombs at the General Administration Department office in South Okkalapa.

In Bago region, an explosion occurred outside the No. 1 Basic Education High School in Okpho Township.

A woman was injured when two bombs exploded in Nyaungdon, Ayeyarwady region. A bomb exploded in front of the neighborhood administrator’s house near a basic education school in Myaungmya.

Anti-regime protests continued across Myanmar, and Myanmar nationals and supporters of democracy in the we gathered in Times Square in New York on Sunday to show solidarity with Myanmar’s government of national unity and oppose the Myanmar regime.

Myanmar nationals organize an anti-regime protest in Times Square in New York City.

In Sagaing region, explosions were reported outside the office of the Katha District Education Officer and a basic education college.

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