YANGON – As the military assault on anti-coup protestors in Myanmar continues, up to 840 people have been dead, including three on Sunday, according to the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP).
“As of 30 May, 840 individuals have now been confirmed slain by this junta coup,” AAPP claimed, adding that 4,409 individuals are being detained.
“On Sunday, in Mandalay region, Moe Myint Aung was hit in the stomach by a bullet and killed after the junta stormed Yonetan Ward and Hman Cho Ward to arrest six youngsters and opened fire on the door to enter Moe Myint Aung’s house,” according to AAPP.
People in Myanmar are also experiencing a cash scarcity and rising costs for products and services as they remove their money from banks out of fear for the future.
Every day before daybreak, people create enormous lines outside banks in Yangon, the country’s largest city, to obtain cash. The lack of cash has also made it impossible for the military to pay soldiers on schedule, prompting some of them to engage in looting, according to Kyodo News.
Myanmar’s military ousted the civilian government on February 1 and imposed a year-long rule of emergency. The coup sparked widespread protests and was greeted with lethal bloodshed. (Source: ANI)