Protest

13
Apr
5:01 UTC

Myanmar Tactical: Protests against military regime ongoing in multiple areas as of morning hours (local time) on April 13; avoid all travel

Please be advised:

  • Multiple anti-coup demonstrations are ongoing across the country during the morning hours (local time) on April 13. The protests also coincide with the Thingyan holiday or ‘Burmese New Year Festival’ to be observed between April 13-16. 
  • In Mandalay, large-scale demonstrations against the military regime are ongoing across the city, including in Pyigyidagun Township during the morning hours on April 13. Further, security forces reportedly open fired at least 50 times near Myingyan Township’s Basic Education High School (BESH) 4 in Mandalay Division at 09:30 on April 13. Meanwhile, around 24 houses were reportedly burnt down near the intersection of 73rd and 76th street in the Aung Myay Tharzan Township during the overnight hours of April 12.
  • In Yangon, anti-coup protests are currently underway at Insein Township and Sanchaung Township. Emerging reports indicate that military forces are currently deployed near 45th Street in Botahtaung Township while a Ward Administration Office in Tamwe Township was set on fire during the early morning hours on April 13. 
  • According to local sources, a military-issued directive sent to major internet providers across Myanmar indicates that a complete internet shutdown may be observed until April 20.

Recommendations:

  1. Avoid all travel to Myanmar over the coming days due to the extreme risk of civil unrest and political instability.
  2. Those currently residing in Myanmar are advised to evacuate at the earliest possible convenience and remain updated on potential port and border closures.
  3. Those who are unable to evacuate are advised to stock up on adequate supplies of food, water, medicine, and any other essential goods for at least a week, and remain ready to evacuate the country, given the growing threat of violent civil unrest.
  4. Avoid all government buildings and protests due to the risks of violence by both anti-government protesters and security forces.
  5. Take necessary precautions, including ensuring that you have access to a prepaid Wi-Fi hub, mobile hotspot, or alternate internet system, due to anticipated disruptions.
  6. Those operating in Myanmar are advised to consult with us at operations@max-security.com or +44 20-3540-0434.
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Medium
AFFECTED AREA Myanmar
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Extreme
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

Please be advised:

  • Multiple anti-coup demonstrations are ongoing across the country during the morning hours (local time) on April 13. The protests also coincide with the Thingyan holiday or ‘Burmese New Year Festival’ to be observed between April 13-16. 
  • In Mandalay, large-scale demonstrations against the military regime are ongoing across the city, including in Pyigyidagun Township during the morning hours on April 13. Further, security forces reportedly open fired at least 50 times near Myingyan Township’s Basic Education High School (BESH) 4 in Mandalay Division at 09:30 on April 13. Meanwhile, around 24 houses were reportedly burnt down near the intersection of 73rd and 76th street in the Aung Myay Tharzan Township during the overnight hours of April 12.
  • In Yangon, anti-coup protests are currently underway at Insein Township and Sanchaung Township. Emerging reports indicate that military forces are currently deployed near 45th Street in Botahtaung Township while a Ward Administration Office in Tamwe Township was set on fire during the early morning hours on April 13. 
  • According to local sources, a military-issued directive sent to major internet providers across Myanmar indicates that a complete internet shutdown may be observed until April 20.

Recommendations:

  1. Avoid all travel to Myanmar over the coming days due to the extreme risk of civil unrest and political instability.
  2. Those currently residing in Myanmar are advised to evacuate at the earliest possible convenience and remain updated on potential port and border closures.
  3. Those who are unable to evacuate are advised to stock up on adequate supplies of food, water, medicine, and any other essential goods for at least a week, and remain ready to evacuate the country, given the growing threat of violent civil unrest.
  4. Avoid all government buildings and protests due to the risks of violence by both anti-government protesters and security forces.
  5. Take necessary precautions, including ensuring that you have access to a prepaid Wi-Fi hub, mobile hotspot, or alternate internet system, due to anticipated disruptions.
  6. Those operating in Myanmar are advised to consult with us at operations@max-security.com or +44 20-3540-0434.
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Medium
AFFECTED AREA Myanmar
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Extreme
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible