The Military Council suspended laws that impose restrictions on security personnel detaining suspects or searching their private property.
The Military Council in Myanmar announced, on Saturday, new orders that have been implemented since they were previously announced.
The suspension orders relate to laws that impose restrictions on security personnel arresting suspects or searching their private property without court approval.
According to Reuters, the military council directed the arrest of people known for their support for the widespread protests against the coup in the country.
Protests erupted across the country, against the toppling and detention of the elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in early February.
For their part, residents said that they had formed teams to conduct night patrols in the streets of Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar.
These measures come for fear of arrest raids carried out by the authorities and ordinary crimes, after the leaders of the coup had ordered the release thousands of prisoners.
Neither the government nor the police have commented on the matter yet.
While the Myanmar army ordered the arrest of a number of supporters of the protests against the military coup in the country.
This comes after the demonstrations expanded following the army’s takeover of power.
The “Guardian” newspaper reported that the leader of the Myanmar coup, Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, issued orders to suspend laws protecting the privacy and security of citizens. This allows the forces to launch a wave of arrests against the protesters.
The army suspended these laws which require authorities to obtain a judicial order to detain people for more than 24 hours or inspect private facilities or carry out surveillance operations.
According to media outlets, the army has arrested 7 prominent supporters of the demonstrations rejecting the military coup and the arrest of the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Myanmar enters the eighth day of the largest protests in its history, after the army seized power and dissolved the government under the pretext of rigging the elections that took place last November.