Security forces fire tear gas to disperse anti-coup protesters in Yangon, Myeik and Dawei as the escalation of violence puts pressure on the world community to act to restrain the junta.
At least 18 people have been shot dead in a police fire in the deadliest action so far to smother opposition to the military coup four weeks ago.
The decision announced on the state television comes a day after the country's envoy to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun urged the international body to use "any means necessary" to stop the February 1 military coup.
Suu Kyi’s extended detention is likely to further inflame tensions between the military, which seized power in a February 1 takeover, and the anti-coup demonstrators in the Southeast Asian nation.
More than 120 people were on board the military plane when contact was lost on Wednesday morning. Ten bodies, six adults and four children, have been found.
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