NAPAYITAW – Myanmar’s navy has blocked entry to Fb and WhatsApp, days after toppling the democratic authorities of Noble Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Officers stated the social media platforms have been blocked for the sake of “stability” within the nation as protests as they’re being utilized by opposition to accentuate protests towards Monday’s coup.
In additional civil disobedience, legislators are refusing to go away their compound within the capital, whereas folks had been seen pot-banging in Yangon.
The coup, led by armed forces chief Min Aung Hlaing, put in an 11-member junta, ending the civilian rule, which was noticed by nation in 2011 in results of democratic reforms.
The navy claimed that an election in November had been fraudulent – although the nation’s election fee has rejected all such allegations.
The elected civilian chief, Aung San Suu Kyi, together with President Win Myint had been detained following the coup and on Wednesday police filed prices towards them.
The costs towards her embody possession of illegal communication gadgets – walkie-talkies utilized by her safety employees, BBC reported
President Myint is accused of breaching Covid guidelines whereas campaigning for final November’s election.
On February 1, the military declared a year-long state of emergency and handed energy to the commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing.
Troopers have been deployed to the streets of the capital, Naypyidaw, and the most important metropolis, Yangon, the place they’ve erected blockades on main roads.
A small protest was held in entrance of a college in Myanmar’s second metropolis, Mandalay, with stories of 4 arrests.
In Yangon, residents banged cooking pots for a second evening operating.