June 2022

1 June

POL NUG declared that any agreements made with the terrorist regime were illegal and warned that they won’t be recognized, as the junta continued to hold talks with a number of EAO.

POL The NUG and 3 allied organizations objected to ASEAN’s decision to provide humanitarian aid to Myanmar through the country’s military regime.

INT NUG Health Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe visited Brussels and held a meeting with EEAS Deputy Managing Director Paola Pampaloni.

INT The junta met with Bangladeshi border guards in Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State to discuss the termination of a construction site and “activities of terrorists in border areas”.

 

2 June

INT Turkey opened an investigation into the atrocities committed by members of the regime, including MAH, marking the 1st time that a national authority has opened a probe since the coup.

ECN Telenor Myanmar rebranded itself as Atom following its sale to Lebanon’s M1 Group and Myanmar’s Shwe Byain Phyu (tied with the junta). 

VIO Clash: in Kachin and Northern Shan States (6 000 people fled their homes and 25 were killed).

 

3 June

POL Myanmar’s junta approved execution orders for the death sentences handed down to 4 people, including former NLD lawmaker Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw and veteran democracy activist Ko Jimmy for their anti-regime activities  The French Embassy in Myanmar condemned the SAC’s decision.

ECN The NUG issued a statement criticizing the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office for sponsoring an event at the military-linked Lotte Hotel in Yangon.

VIO The regime approved orders to carry out the death sentences of 4 people, including Ko Jimmy (aka Kyaw Min Yu), veteran democracy activist, and Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw, former NLD lawmaker. 200 organizations called for ending these executions. The UN and a number of countries and other world organizations joined local groups in condemning the junta’s recent announcement.

 

4 June

POL The MNDAA, also known as the Mongla group, was the 5th EAO to meet with the junta in a series of peace talks

VIO Clash: in Sagaing Region (30 soldiers and Pyusawhti members were killed).

 

 

6 June

EXM The junta charged The Irrawaddy’s former photojournalist Zaw Zaw with incitement.

INT Myanmar junta police chief Major General Zin Min Htet visited Thailand, holding the 1st work committee meeting with the chief of the Royal Thai Police Suwat Jangyodsukon on the prevention of cross-border crime.

 

7 June

POL NUG President Duwa Lashi La announced the formation of the People's Police Force, which would essentially be a police force under the command of the parallel government. 

EXM UN human rights experts, including UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Tom Andrews, issued a statement yesterday condemning the junta’s attempts to establish a “digital dictatorship” (restrict internet access and censor and survey online activity).

VIO Clashes: in Kayah State (10 junta soldiers were killed) and in Sagaing Region (180 houses were burned down). Regime forces destroyed 100 houses in the Catholic village of Chan Thar in Sagaing Region’s Ye-U Township. 

 

8 June

INT The US State Department’s Counselor, Derek Chollet, has urged the ASEAN to engage with NUG. 

INT Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde met her NUG counterpart Daw Zin Mar Aung in Stockholm to discuss cooperation between the two countries. 

VIO WHO worker shot dead in Mon State. Clash: in Magwe Region (20 regime troops were killed).

 

9 June

INT Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received the Cambodian Delegation in Naypyitaw. 

POL The junta indicted ASSK and Sean Turnell, as well as 3 NLD cabinet members, for charges under the Official Secrets Act.

VIO Clash: in Magwe Region (13 regime soldiers were killed). 

 

11 June

INT Cambodian PM Hun Sen urged MAH “to refrain from carrying out the death sentences”. The SAC rejected the request.

 

12 June

POL The Arakan Liberation Party delegation led by its Vice-Chairwoman Saw Mya Yarzar Lin arrived in Naypyitaw to meet with MAH as the 4th EAO (out of 10) for peace talks.

VIO Clashes: in Kachin and Chin states and Sagaing Region (90 junta soldiers were killed in firefights with the PDF and in Sagaing junta, soldiers took 60 hostages). Regime forces carried out arson attacks targeting at least 30 villages along the border of Magway and Sagaing regions and used civilians as human shields against PDF

 

13 June

VIO 80 junta troops torkech houses in 3 villages and used civilians as human shields against PDFs while torching houses in rural areas of Sagaing Region on 12-13 June.  

 

14 June

POL ASSK  made her 2nd public statement during her court hearing in Naypyitaw, she urged citizens to cooperate in the name of unity.

POL The AA held a press conference, where it touted good relations with the NUG, threatened an escalation of “military confrontation” with the junta and claimed to have received 100 defectors/deserters since the coup.

CDM The military captured 30 young adults participants in anti-junta flash demonstrations in Yangon.

VIO 5 000 people from Sagaing Region have fled their homes as regime forces raided and burned down over 1 000 houses in 4 villages within 3 days.

 

15 June

POL The Pa-O National Liberation Organization arrived in Naypyitaw, becoming the 7th EAO to meet the junta as part of its peace talks efforts. 

VIO In Demoso Township in Kayah State, junta forces burned down a Catholic church during clashes with the resistance forces.

 

16 June

EXM The junta was using the Mytel telecommunications operator to track and eavesdrop on its own soldiers by monitoring their communications and locations in an effort to halt the growing number of defections from regime forces.

INT The UK Government imposed new sanctions on organizations responsible for supplying aircraft parts to the Myanmar military. Alongside Russian companies, three local entities (Sky Aviator Company Limited, Synpex Shwe Company Limited, and Myanmar New Era Trading Company Limited) were included in this updated sanction list.

INT For the 4th time, the military regime has been excluded from an international meeting, with India’s decision not to invite the junta’s foreign minister to its meeting with ASEAN foreign ministers on 16-17 June.

VIO Clashes: in Magwe and Sagaing regions (18 regime troops were killed within 2 days).

 

17 June

VIO 2 500 people have been forced from their homes in struggle to survive in forested areas without even basic supplies by recent clashes between the junta and PDF in Chin State.

 

19 June

CDM From countryside and major cities, the Myanmar people united to celebrate

ASSK´s 77th birthday, calling for her release from junta detention. 100 political prisoners were locked in a fish-paste warehouse in Mandalay’s Obo Prison for celebrating ASSK’s 77th.

 

 

20 June

VIO Clash: in Sagaing Region (15 soldiers were killed).

 

21 June

CDM During a press conference, NUG media official Ko Nay Phone Latt said that the PDFs were becoming stronger, more organized, and were getting closer to the level of a professional army.

 

22 June

INT The junta’s delegation led by Minister of Defense General Mya Tun Oo arrived in Cambodia for the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh. Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi told his junta counterpart there that the military must immediately end violence against civilians.

VIO Clashes: in Magway Region (12 PDF fighters were killed) and in Sagaing Region (25 junta troops and allied militia members were killed by the PDFs). / The junta abducted 20 residents in Rakhine State after the AA seized the staff at a military security office. 

 

23 June

POL The Myanmar junta confirmed that it has moved ASSK to prison from an undisclosed location where she had been under house arrest, and placed in solitary confinement.

VIO Clash: in Sagaing Region (50 civilians have been detained as hostages during a nighttime junta raid). 

 

25 June

INT US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet met virtually with NUG PM Mahn Win Khaing Than to discuss Myanmar’s “humanitarian needs, and our common efforts to help restore Burma’s path to democracy”.

 

26 June

ECN The junta was advertizing and pushing Advancing Telecommunications of Myanmar (ATOM), the revamped name for Telenor Myanmar, as a new and better service to “enhance connectivity”.

 

27 June

INT Junta Minister for International Cooperation Ko Ko Hlaing met with Chinese ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai in Naypyitaw.

INT Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement urging the junta to facilitate ASSK’s return “to the home where she was originally detained.” Also the ASEAN Special Envoy asked for the same. 

INT CRPH Chairman U Aung Kyi Nyunt met in New York with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and permanent representatives from UN member countries. 

VIO Clashes: in Sagaing and Mandalay regions (40 junta troops were killed); in Bago Region (19 junta forces were killed during 2 days of fighting) and in Mon State (7 000 civilians fled their homes). 

 

28 June

ECN The NUG awarded K34.4 million to 3 junta officers and 15 soldiers who defected to the CDM-side with their weapons. 

 

29 June

INT The junta confirmed that it has withdrawn its ambassadors to Australia, Brunei, and Germany, and replaced them with charges d'affaires. The move is retribution for these countries downgrading their own representation, seen as a way to avoid granting the junta formal diplomatic recognition.

INT MAH met with a delegation led by Lieutenant-General Apichet Suesat of the Royal Thai Army in Naypyitaw. They discussed and exchanged views on several matters including the strengthening of ties between both militaries, stability along the shared border, increased cooperation in anti-narcotics operations, conditions on peace talks with EAOs, and the Thai Army’s support for the return of CDM staff and students from border areas. The SAC plans to establish camps around border areas to welcome and facilitate "the return of CDM staff, students, and youth entering the legal fold".

EXM The military detained 3 more lawyers representing junta opponents in Mandalay. 

POL Ma Ba Tha monks have been rallying villagers to support military rule and formed militias. 

VIO 9 resistance members, including 4 teenagers, were detained and killed by the junta while they were unarmed in Shwebo Township, Sagaing Region, to attend medical training.

 

30 June

INT As a part of the 2nd official mission of the ASEAN Special Envoy, Prak Sokhonn met with MAH in Naypyitaw. They exchanged views on the progress of implementing 5 points consensus. He also met with SAC officials, 7 EAOs, and 7 political parties, and also with diplomats from France, US, Australia, and the EU in Yangon, exchanging views on the progress of the ASEAN 5-point consensus and providing humanitarian assistance to people in need.

ECN Japanese Kirin said it has agreed to a buyout of its shares in a Myanmar joint venture with a junta-linked conglomerate, completing its exit from the market.

VIO 7 000 civilians from 20 villages in Sagaing Region, fled their homes amid regime raids. / The junta used massive airstrikes to defend strategic outposts in Karen State near to the border with Thailand. Thailand scrambled fighter jets near its border with Myanmar and issued a warning to the military government over the airspace violation. Two F-16 fighter jets were deployed when radar detected a plane in Thai airspace in Tak province close to the Myanmar border, which was carrying out attacks on EAOs. The aircraft strayed into Thai airspace on the same day as a Thai military delegation traveled to Naypyidaw for border talks. The military apologized.