24- Thiha Zaw (also known as Naung Naung), 16: Shot by soldiers in Satthwar village track of Taungdwingyi.
The United Nations has reported that at least 18 people were killed. RFA has been able to confirm 15 deaths, which are listed here.
23- Nyi Nyi Aung Htet Naing, 23: Shot by police in Hledan Junction, Yangon.
22- Zin Zin Htet, 20: Shot by police in Hledan Junction, Yangon.
21- Tin Nwe Yee, 59: Shot by police in Hledan Junction, Yangon.
20- Hein Htut Aung, 23: Shot by police in Thingangyun, Yangon.
19- Kyi Hlaing Min (also known as Gaunggyi), 18: Shot by police in Bago.
18- Sithu Soe (also known as Ko Soe), 17: Shot by police in Bago.
17- Nay Lin Oo (also known as Nay Myo Oo), 34: Shot by police in Pakokku.
16- Lwin Lwin Oo, 33: Shot by police in Dawei.
15- Pe Than (also known as Naung Ngo), 38: Shot by police in Dawei.
14- Banyar Aung, 39: Shot by police in Dawei.
13- Than Win, 36: Shot by police in Dawei.
12- Maung Maung Oo, 40: Shot by police in Mandalay.
11- Kyaw Htet Khaung, 28: Shot by police in Mandalay
10- Daisy (also known as Ramzambee), 32: Shot by police in Mandalay.
9- Zin Myo Thu (also known as Abdul Rasheed), 20: Shot by police in Mawlamyine.
8- Ko Yarzar Aung, 24: Died in custody after being shot in the thigh during a protest in Mandalay and detained.
7- Maung Wai Yan Tun, 17: Shot in the head during a protest in Mandalay.
6- Ko Kyi Soe, 48: Hit in the head by police during a protest in Mandalay.
5- Ko Thet Naing Win (also known as Ko Min Min), 37: Shot in the chest during a protest in Mandalay.
4- Ko Tin Htut Hein, 30: Shot in the head while guarding neighborhood against intruders in Shwe Pyi Thar, Yangon.
3- Maung Ne Ne Win Htet, 18: Hit in the head by thugs while guarding neighborhood against intruders in Myeik Township.
2- Ma Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing, 19: Shot in the head during a protest in Naypyidaw.
1- Ko Ko Oo (also known as Ko Na Pwar), 32: Hit by a police car in Mandalay.
This is a preliminary list confirmed by RFA as of March 2, 2021.
The NLD wins a sweeping victory in general elections that were the first openly held since 1990. The military retained significant power under a constitution that also barred Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency. Her government circumvents the restrictions by creating the State Counselor position for her.
General Min Aung Hlaing tells a meeting of pro-military parties that he is “brave enough to do anything. Anything that could have a negative impact on the country, the people, and the future of the military [is my concern].”
The military casts doubt on the ability of the Union Election Commission (UEC) to address their concerns about the Nov. 8 election. “Weakness and deficiencies which were never seen in the previous elections are appearing now. They can have adverse impacts on the image of the election.”
Military chief Min Aung Hlaing says “In 2015 I said that the UEC had the final say on the election results and we would accept it. This time it seems that we have to be very cautious. I don’t want it to happen.”
Military threatens to impeach president Win Myint and says the Constitution guarantees the army’s status as the “guardian.”
Min Aung Hlaing casts his ballot and tells reporters “I will accept an election result that reflects the people’s will.”
The ruling NLD wins an outright majority of 396 total seats in parliament, compared to the military-backed USDP’s 33 seats.
The military announces it will “review” the election process after claiming several disputes at polling sites across the country. A Tatmadaw affiliated news team says the military is reviewing balloting in 218 townships where military personnel and their families cast votes.
The UEC rejects the military’s demand to hand over election-related documents, citing a lack of formal complaints, and says it will hand over evidence to subcommittees “only when inspections are made [following] electoral complaints.”
Military news outlet Tatmadaw True News Information Team attacks the UEC and says the military’s request was legal, adding that the UEC should remove all doubts about the election by investigating the military’s claims.
The military moves ahead without the UEC and releases its own “findings” of irregularities in races where the USDP suffered defeats. The report claims more than 7.6 million cases of illegal voting, an assertion rejected by election authorities.
Min Aung Hlaing tells a gathering of military leaders: “In conducting an assessment after the election, unfair and dishonest practices were found.”
Unelected military lawmakers USDP representatives, along with some independents and ethnic party members, call on the speaker to call a special session of Parliament to address the election concerns.
The speaker rejects the call for a special session and says that the military and USDP attempt to take electoral fraud claims to parliament is “not relevant” because the UEC has the final authority to resolve those disputes.
Min Aung Hlaing reportedly brings up election disputes with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi as he visits Myanmar.. Wang’s response is unknown.
The military raises doubts about the constitutionality of the speaker for rejection of a special session, and insists that the request was constitutional.
The military calls on the UEC or parliament to prove that the November election was free and fair so that it can accept that result. “If the election can be proved free, fair and transparent, it will reflect the true wishes of the people and the Tatmadaw and certain political parties will accept the results,” it says.
Military Spokesperson Major General Zaw Min Tun warns the army will “take action” over election disputes.
The UEC rejects the military’s allegations of fraud in the elections, finding no evidence to support the claims.
The military takes control of the country for one year, citing the government’s failure to act against its claims of voter fraud and refusal to postpone the November elections or the new session of parliament. Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Myint and scores of top officials are arrested.
Aung San Suu Kyi releases a message to the public using the NLD Chair Facebook page urging the people to resist military coup. U Win Htein, a well-known NLD supporter, called for peaceful opposition to the coup. “I urge people not to accept the coup by the military, and resist it resoundingly,” the statement said.