Al Jazeera said military vehicles are being deployed in large mines in view of what is happening on a large scale that has been going on for nine consecutive days. The internet has also been shut down to stop protesters. According to local media, armored vehicles were spotted in Yangon, Myotkina and Sittwe on Sunday evening.
Earlier, troops were deployed at a power plant in the northern state of Kachin, after which they clashed with protesters. People believe that the army has gone there with the intention of cutting power. Despite the military rule, widespread protests continue in Myanmar, including Yangon and other major cities.
Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Myanmar has appealed to its citizens to stay on safe investment, as armored vehicles are rolling out in cities for the first time since the February 1 military coup. The embassy also said telecom services could be closed between 1 and 2 at night.
It may be recalled that on February 1, Myanmar’s military took control of the country by removing the country’s elected government last week. Meanwhile, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her party imposed a state of emergency after detaining other leaders of the National League for Democracy. The military alleges that the country’s recent elections were rigged and that the Aung San Suu Kyi government has not conducted an investigation.