Aung San Suu Kyi

Two armoured personnel carriers are seen traversing on a road in Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday (DVB/AP)

Tensions rise as protesters continue to defy Myanmar junta over coup


Sightings of armoured personnel carriers in Myanmar’s biggest city and leaked orders of an impending internet shutdown raised political tensions, after vast numbers of people around the country flouted orders against demonstrations to protest the military’s seizure of power.

Buddhist monks display pictures of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a street march against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Myanmar’s coup leader used the country’s Union Day holiday on Friday to call on people to work with the military if they want democracy, a request likely to be met with derision by protesters who are pushing for the release from detention of their country’s elected leaders. (AP Photo)

UN Human Rights Council debating resolution against Myanmar coup leaders


The UN’s top human rights body has opened an urgent session to discuss the military coup in Myanmar, with calls for the release of people “arbitrarily detained” — including civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi — and more action by United Nations officials to increase scrutiny of the country.