Meanwhile, a court has issued an arrest warrant for the country's United Nations ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun, on charges of treason, the newspaper reported.
Myanmar faced increasing isolation as further restrictions on internet services hampered the ability of opponents of military rule to organise and report on violence, but protesters still rallied in defiance of a deadly crackdown.
"If many Myanmar people flow across the border because of an urgent case, we have prepared the measures.to receive them", said provincial governor Pongrat Piromrat.
Police in Yangon were forcing people to clear protesters' barricades on Friday, residents said, while demonstrators were out in the second city of Mandalay, the central towns of Aungban and Myingyan and the eastern town of Myawaddy, posts on social media showed.
In Geneva, UN Human Rights experts said that states should consider using the principle of universal jurisdiction to prosecute people in Myanmar "responsible for acts that may amount to crimes against humanity".
The charge stems from his remarks at the United Nations in NY on February 26, in which he condemned the coup and appealed for "the strongest possible action from the global community" to restore democracy in his country.
In an apparent reference to widely broadcast images of a nun in Myanmar, kneeling on the street in front of armed security forces begging them not to shoot protesters, Francis said: "I, too, kneel on the streets of Myanmar and say: may violence cease".
A long-time member of the National League for Democracy's (NLD) central information committee was reportedly arrested by the military regime on the night of March 18, according to multiple NLD sources.
"We are like house rats searching for something to eat in another person's kitchen", said one man who described the fear of leaving his house this week to get milk for his two children.
Demonstrators wore conical hats and marched with banners in the streets of Natmauk, the birthplace of Suu Kyi's late father and independence hero General Aung San, while protesters also gathered at the World Heritage listed ancient city of Pyu.
Myanmar's coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, took part in a video conference with regional defence chiefs on Thursday, his first worldwide engagement since seizing power, state television showed.
The Nobel peace laureate is now detained at an undisclosed location while facing accusations of bribery and other crimes which could see her banned from politics and jailed if convicted.
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But she now faces more serious charges after military broadcaster Myawady aired the video of Maung Weik claiming he had made the payments "for the good of my businesses".
The army has defended its takeover, saying its accusations of fraud in a November 8 election swept by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy were rejected by the electoral commission.
A Myanmar military spokesman did not answer telephone calls seeking comment. It has promised a new election but not set a date. Parts of the city are under martial law.
Hundreds have fled towns and cities since the coup and are sheltering in areas controlled by ethnic minority militias on the Thai border, an official from one group said.
The UN human rights office said this week about 37 journalists had been arrested, including 19 still in detention.
They included strike leaders, government staff, deserters from the police and military, and MPs from the ousted government, said Padoh Saw Taw Nee, whose KNU has been fighting the Myanmar army for decades.