Myanmar: Crowds continue to gather in Yangon city to chant slogans against military rule

There were no reports of any injuries. At least 21 protesters have been killed since the turmoil began.

In Myanmar, crowds continue to gather in different parts of Yangon city to chant slogans against military rule as police fired stun grenades to disorient the protesters. There were no reports of any injuries. At least 21 protesters have been killed since the turmoil began. The army said one policeman was killed.

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Junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, in his remarks read out on state television, said protest leaders and instigators would be punished and threatened action against civil servants refusing to work.

Meanwhile in a television interview yesterday Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said ASEAN would encourage dialogue between Suu Kyi and the Military.

ASEAN’s effort to engage with Myanmar’s military has been criticised by supporters of democracy, with a committee of ousted Myanmar lawmakers declaring the junta a terrorist group and saying ASEAN’s engagement will give it legitimacy.

The United States warned Myanmar’s military yesterday that it would take more actions if security forces kill unarmed people and attack journalists and activists.

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