March 2021

March 1, 2021

CRPH declared the junta as a terrorist organization.

March 2, 2021

CRPH appointed four acting ministers, covering nine different ministries. President Win Myint faced two new charges. U.S. President Joe Biden said it would take further action against the coup leaders if civilian bloodshed continues.

March 4, 2021

Dr Sasa requested the UN Security Council to support Responsibility to Protect (R2P). European Union suspended its support for development projects in Myanmar to avoid assisting the military.

March 5, 2021

Dr Sasa had a discussion with the Karen National Union (KNU), one of the leading ethnic armed groups.

March 6, 2021

Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) requested for meeting with Dr Sasa. The junta hired Israeli-Canadian lobbyist to assist in explaining the real situation of the coup to the world. State-owned newspapers published an official statement declaring that CRPH to be illegal.

March 8, 2021

The junta revoked publishing licenses of five independent media companies. As many as 300 protesters were trapped in the houses in Sanchaung Township with security tightened. At least 20 people were arrested from the incident and remaining protesters in hiding were only able to go home around 5 am.

March 9, 2021

CRPH appointed Speaker of the Upper House Mahn Win Khaing Than as Acting Vice President. Myanmar ambassador to the UK issued a statement calling for the release of ousted leaders Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.

March 11, 2021

The junta accused Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of taking bribes worth $600,000 and gold bars. The junta removed Arakan Army (AA) from the list of terrorist organization.

March 13, 2021

Acting Vice President Mahn Win Khaing Than gave his public speech in a Facebook video, promising to work together with respective stakeholders to build federal democracy.

March 14, 2021

CRPH introduced civilian-led defense plan on its Facebook page. The junta’s forces killed more than 50 anti-coup protesters in Hlaing Tharyar Township, Yangon. Chinese embassy in Myanmar issued a statement on its Facebook page that many Chinese staff were injured and trapped when factories in Hlaing Tharyar were looted and destroyed. The embassy asked for The junta imposed martial law in Yangon's Hlaing Tharyar and Shwepyitha townships.

March 15, 2021

Mobile internet has been cut nationwide. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's scheduled video-link court appearance was postponed to March 24 due to technical issues

March 16, 2021

CRPH removes all ethnic armed groups that are still in the list of terrorist organizations or unlawful associations. The junta charged Dr Sasa with treason and issued a warrant for his arrest.

March 17, 2021

The junta put pressure on private banks to reopen by threatening the forced transfer of private deposit accounts to military-controlled banks. All private newspapers in Myanmar stopped publication within 45 days of the coup.

March 19, 2021

Thailand's army chief said that a refugee camp has been set up along the Thai-Myanmar border those fleeing the crackdown. Ambassadors of western countries issued a statement calling the junta's violence against unarmed civilians "immoral and indefensible."

March 22, 2021

Drivers in Yangon sounded their horns and people displayed three finger salute on major roads as protest against the coup.

March 23, 2021

A 7-year-old girl was shot and killed in her home when security forces opened fire in the area in Mandalay.

March 24, 2021

People in Myanmar staged a Silent Strike by staying at home to protest against the illegal coup. Another court hearing of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was postponed until April 1. More than 500 protesters who were arrested for protesting the coup were freed from Insein prison in Yangon.

March 25, 2021

Several staff members of chain stores and supermarkets were detained for participating in the silent strike on 24th.

March 26, 2021

The state-owned television broadcast that the junta’s forces would shoot protesters in the head or at the back.

March 27, 2021

The junta held a military parade in Naypyitaw to celebrate the annual Armed Forces Day. Eight countries — Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand sent representatives, mostly military attaches, to the event in Naypyitaw. Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defense was also in attendance. The coup leader Min Aung Hlaing addressed that Russia was a true friend in his speech at the ceremony. At least 114 people were killed across the country by the junta’s forces. KNU attacked army post near the Thai border, killing 10 soldiers including lieutenant colonel. EU Delegation to Myanmar said that the Armed Forces Day would "forever stay engraved as a day of terror and dishonor”.

March 28, 2021

Defense chiefs from 12 countries issued a joint statement condemning the "use of lethal force against unarmed people by the Myanmar Armed Forces and associated security services." The junta’s forces used airstrikes in KNU’s Brigade 5 and nearby villages, causing displacement of at least 3000 villagers. The junta’s forces opened fire at a funeral of a fallen protester in Bago.

March 29, 2021

More than 3,000 ethnic Karen villagers fled to Thailand through border. Rumors said that Thai authorities sent the refugees back to Myanmar side.

March 31, 2021

CRPH announced the abolishment of 2008 Constitution and revealed the Federal Democracy Charter.


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