"We request people to cooperate with security forces and help them".
On the diplomatic front, Christine Schraner Burgener, the U.N. special envoy for Myanmar who has called for the restoration of democracy, is heading to Thailand this week and hopes to visit other countries in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as China, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday.
His sister, Thi Thi Lwin, said that the military detained her brother at 4.30 am at their parents' home in Yangon, where he had been staying for several days while unwell.
Myanmar's military has since violently cracked down on opponents, with security forces reportedly killing hundreds of protesters and bystanders. "Please, please take action".
"Myanmar stands at the brink of state failure, of state collapse", Richard Horsey, a senior adviser on Myanmar with the International Crisis Group, told the informal United Nations meeting, the first public discussion of Myanmar by council members.
"Its actions may be creating a situation where the country becomes ungovernable".More news: T&T ready to assist if St Vincent's La Soufriere erupts
It is therefore critical for the global community to apply as much pressure as possible on the Tatmadaw to support the strides being made by the united anti-coup resistance.
China and Russian Federation, which have close ties with Myanmar, oppose sanctions.
However, Beijing - the top ally of Myanmar's military - has voiced growing concern about instability, and has said it is speaking to "all parties".
The actor's arrest on Thursday came as the junta hunts more than 100 celebrities for supporting the anti-coup movement in the country.
News emerged Saturday morning of more violence in the city of Bago, 65 kilometres (40 miles) northeast of Yangon - the site of a day-long crackdown that forced residents into hiding in nearby villages. AFP has tried to contact Myanmar's military authorities for comment on the incident but has not yet received a response.
The junta has gradually throttled down internet service since the coup. Rather than reflecting any genuine will to engage in peace talks, the declared ceasefire more accurately reflects an overestimation, on the part of the Tatmadaw, of its ability to manage multiple conflicts in ethnic areas at once, while also sustaining its violent suppression of the anti-coup protests.More news: Ukraine's Zelensky on frontline as Merkel urges Putin to pull back troops
Nineteen people have been sentenced to death in Myanmar for killing an associate of an army captain in a district of Yangon, the military owned Myawaddy television station said on Friday.
Demonstrators are also manifesting their discontent in pointedly creative ways.
"Let us unite and boldly show in red that the dictatorial regime will not be allowed to rule us at all", a student activist announced on Facebook.
In Mandalay, activists pasted the same flyers on the statue of General Aung San.
The group said that since the military's takeover, "press freedom conditions have rapidly and drastically deteriorated in your country".
Suu Kyi is now facing a series of charges from the junta - including accusations of corruption and for having unregistered walkie-talkies.More news: Executive to hold emergency meeting — BELFAST STREET VIOLENCE
"We can not really do what we want because we have shared borders and we need to live and rely on each other on many areas", said Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who had himself seized power in a 2014 coup when army chief, before taking on his current civilian role in 2019.