1. Myanmar’s military has detained the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the ruling party.                                                                                                                            2.China’s new law takes effect on Monday, authorizing its coast guard to forcibly remove foreign ships that illegally enter the country’s waters, and to use weapons against them if they do not comply with certain orders.                                                                                                                                                            3.The Japanese government will likely extend its state of emergency declaration for COVID-19 in the Tokyo and Osaka areas beyond February 7. It will make a decision after hearing experts’ views this week.

February 1, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki