28th March 2021

In a new low of depravity, even for the amoral regime, a protestor was shot and refused treatment before being burned alive by the authorities.

A neighborhood watch member was burned alive after being injured by gunfire from Myanmar’s security forces in Aungmyethazan Township, Mandalay, on Saturday night.

Residents said soldiers raided Mintae Eikin ward on Saturday night after the ward administrative office was burned.

During the raid, U Aye Ko, 40, was left behind after being shot. He was dragged away and set on fire at a roadblock by the junta’s forces, witnesses told the media.

Residents said they were unable to rescue the volunteer as soldiers were deploying in the area, threatening to shoot anyone who approached.

Source the Irrawaddy 28th March 2021.

In retaliation for the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) seizure of a hilltop outpost of the Tatmadaw the military struck back with an air attack on a Karen village.

Three ethnic Karen villagers died and at least seven were injured as Myanmar’s military launched airstrikes against the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the military wing of the Karen National Union (KNU), with two fighter jets on Saturday night in Papun District, Karen State.

The airstrikes were between 7pm and 2am near Htee Swal Nee in Deh Bu Noh village tract, according to KNU’s information department on Sunday.

A house was destroyed, and a resident inside was burned to death.

“Three people died, and seven others have been injured from last night’s attack on the villages in Deh Bu Noh. One of them, who was believed to be hit, was burned after the bomb fell into their home,” according to a Karen relief worker, who asked not to be named.

More than 1,000 villagers, who live near military outposts, have fled their homes, he said, adding that some families had crossed the Thai border.

He said: “The villagers, mostly women, children and elders, from villages along the Salween River have left their homes as they are afraid of further military attacks.”

The offensive is believed to be in retaliation to the KNLA’s seizure of a hilltop outpost previously held by the regime’s Light Infantry Division 349 in Thi Mu Hta on March 27. The KNLA killed 10 soldiers, including an officer, and detained eight soldiers as prisoners of war.

Clashes were also reported in Kawkareik, Karen State and Nyaung Laypin and Taungoo in Bago Region near KNU territory on Saturday.

On March 27, KNU Brigade 5 said in a statement that it will intensify its defensive action against the regime while protecting its territory.

The group said it does not recognize the regime and supports the elected lawmakers’ Committee Representing the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament).

Source the Irrawaddy 28th March 2021.
Airstrike on Karen village. The BFD.
Airstrike in Karen State. The BFD.
Children fleeing from Karen village. The BFD.

This does not augur well for the military as the KNLA will not let this lie and the Tatmadaw have not subdued them in over 50 years of rebellion.

The demonstrations have spread to the USA.

Foley Square New York. The BFD

The situation is getting difficult for the coup leaders as they can only maintain control if they increase the levels of violence and psychological warfare. As they do that, they will start to alienate their supporters, China, and Russia. China will find its belt and road initiative coming under pressure as the recipients are becoming aware that China’s values are different and they can’t be trusted.

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