Myanmar police clashed with protesters in the city of Mawlamyine, on February 12.  Photo: AFP.

Myanmar tightens the immigration control law


Myanmar officials reinstated the law requiring residents to report guests staying at home overnight while police tracked down protesters.

A Myanmar army Facebook page on February 13 announced the amendment of the Law on Administration of the Commune’s Administration, which reinstates the regulation that residents need to report overnight guests, which were abolished under the government. Civil. Offenders must pay a fine or even receive a prison sentence.

Myanmar officials on Feb. 14 also suspended a law restricting security forces from arresting suspects or searching private homes without the approval of the court, and at the same time issued an arrest warrant for celebrities supporting the protests. oppose the military taking over power.

Myanmar police clashed with protesters in the city of Mawlamyine, on February 12. Image: AFP.

Myanmar’s army on February 1 arrested State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, triggering the biggest protests in more than a decade. Many Western countries objected to the Myanmar military’s moves, the US imposed sanctions on a number of high-ranking generals of this force.

When protests broke out in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, Naypyitaw and other cities, the Myanmar military issued an arrest warrant for seven people for their critical comments on social media. The Myanmar army asked people to notify the police if any of these seven were detected, and at the same time warned to punish the person covering them.

At least 384 people have been detained since February 1, mainly in nighttime raids, a Myanmar surveillance group said.

Nguyen Tien (Follow Reuters)

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