November 2022

1 November

POL The regime has enacted a new Organization Registration Law with tougher restrictions and rules on both domestic and international NGOs.

POL An internal court in Pyay Prison in Bago Region sentenced 10 political prisoners, including charity workers and poets, to between three and 30 years of imprisonment.

POL The junta’s Health Ministry fired and revoked the licences of more than 550 doctors.

INT EXM  The Committee to Protect Journalists added Myanmar to its annual Global Impunity Index, ranking Myanmar among the leading jailers of media workers globally.


2 November

ECN China opened a new shipping route from Qinzhou Port (Guangxi) to Yangon, which takes 12 days. 

INT EXM Myanmar ranked as 176th out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2022 World Press Freedom Index.

VIO Clashes: in Mandalay, Magwe, and Sagaing regions, and Rakhine and Karen states (56 regime forces were killed in a week). / Nationalist monks and junta-affiliated Pyu Saw Htee militias have forcibly recruited villagers in Sagaing Region.


3 November

INT Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar's ambassador to the UN, attended the UNGA and 30 subsequent meetings, and has been urging the international community and the UN to take action against the military.

POL The former NLD parlimentarian Win Myint Hlaing was sentenced to 173 years in prison, the longest in Myanmar’s history.

VIO Clashes: in Kanbalu Township (50 Myanmar army troops were ambushed), in Kayin State (24 regime soldiers were killed), and in Magwe, Mandalay, Sagaing and Tanintharyi regions and Karen and Rakhine states (22 regime personnel including a pro-regime militia leader were killed in 2 days).


4 November

INT The military started taking delivery of a batch of Russian-made combat jets.


5 November

INT The NUG Foreign Minister Zin Mar Aung’s speech at the Global Town Hall 2022 was dropped from the meeting’s agenda at the last minute.


6 November

INT The US imposed sanctions on a 3 Myanmar individuals and 1 entity engaging in procuring Russian-made weapons from Belarus.

VIO Clashes: in Sagaing Region (18 civilians and PDFs were killed).


8 November

INT The 5th package of EU sanctions targeted the SAC, and 19 Myanmar individuals, including the Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Htun Htun Oo, high-ranking members of the Tatmadaw, members of the UEC, as well as business people providing support to the Tatmadaw. (Sanctions currently apply to a total of 84 individuals and 11 entities.)


9 November

INT Junta-appointed Minister of Agriculture, Livestock mand Irrigation Tin Htut Oo had a meeting with Alexander Sergeevich Shatirov, Russian director of Fund RC-Investments in Naypyitaw, where the junta has invited Russian business people to invest in Myanmar’s agriculture sector.


10 November

INT The Australian government announced that it would prioritize humanitarian visas for Myanmar nationals fleeing from the military. / The Australian government also announced to provide $135 million in 2022-23 to assist with the Humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. 

INT The 4-day annual ASEAN Summit started in Cambodia without Myanmar representatives. Leaders signed the joint communique maintaining the need for “concrete, practical, and measurable indicators with a specific timeline” to enforce the 5-Point Consensus (5PC). / The NUG declared they stood ready to partner with ASEAN Chair and Special Envoy to shape the process.


11 November

INT The junta shooting team competed in the 30th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet held in Vietnam.


12 November

VIO Clashes: in Sagaing Region (60 junta soldiers were killed in 3 days).


13 November

INT The junta objected ASEAN’s review on the Five Point Consens and its engagement with the country’s ‘unlawful’ organizations.


14 November

VIO A military helicopeter mistakendly killed 60 regime troops in Myaung Township, Sagaing Region. / Clashes: in Magway Region (230 buildings were burned down by the junta), and in Yangon, Bago, Magwe and Sagaing regions and Kayah and Mon states (130 regime forces were killed in 3 days).

INT Malaysia announced it will not support the Myanmar junta’s planned election next year, becoming the 1st among the 10 members of the ASEAN to reject the polls.

CDM Mandalay protest leader Dr Tayza San led a protest with hundreds people against the military dictatorship.


15 November

INT A Myanmar junta delegation visited Russia. The junta Minister for Transport and Communications attended the 16th International Forum and Transport Week 2022 exhibition in Moscow from 15-18 November. On 16 November, both civil aviation authorities agreed to flights to Yangon from Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, and Krasnoyarsk with Myanmar Airways International next year. The junta Minister for Science and Technology signed a deal in St Petersburg with state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom to establish a nuclear tech hub in Yangon.

VIO Clashes: in Mandalay, Magwe, Sagaing and Bago regions and Karen and Kayah states (31 junta forces were killed in 3 days).


16 November

VIO INT Clashes: in Kayin State (3 Chinese nationals killed by junta airstrike on Thabyukhae mining block) and in Magwe Region (3 junta jet fighters were destroyed by KNLA).


17 November

POL INT 6 000 prisoners across the country have been released, including 4 foreigners (former British Embassador Vicky Bowman, Australian economics adviser Sean Turnell, Japanese journalist Toru Kubota, and American-Myanmar botanist Kyaw Htay Oo), and 6 journalists, 11 celebrities, and other high-profile political prisoners, as part of a National Day (17 November) pardon. Some have, however, been rearrested.

VIO Clashes: in Rakhine and Kayah states and Mandalay, Sagaing, and Yangon regions (45 regime soldiers were killed in 2 days).


20 November

VIO Clashes: in Sagaing Region (385 houses in 7 villages were burned down by junta forces in arson attacks in 2 days).


21 November

INT MAH met with India’s Ministry of External Affairs Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra in Naypyitaw to discuss cooperation on defense, security, peace, and tranquillity at the border region of both countries. 

INT Junta Defense Minister General Mya Tun Oo was excluded from the meeting of Southeast Asian defense chiefs by host country Cambodia held on 21-23 November.

INT Junta Minister of International Cooperation Ko Ko Hlaing participated in the China-Indian Ocean Region Forum on Development and Cooperation via videoconferencing.


22 November

INT Sean Turnell gave his 1st interview since his release on 18 November, telling that he was interrogated while chained to a metal chair, forced to eat out of a bucket, contracted COVID-19 5-times and could hear the sounds of other people being tortured.

INT A Myanmar delegation led by junta Chairman U Than Swe of the Anti-Corruption Commission attended the 18th meeting of ASEAN-Parties Against Corruption in Cambodia.

VIO Clashes: in Mon State and Tanintharyi, Sagaing and Magwe regions (65 regime forces were killed in 3 days).


23 November

VIO 95 of 130 houses in the Kyuhala Township were burned down by the Myanmar military.


24 November

INT ECN The Australian Bank ANZ announced to withdraw its operations in Myanmar by early 2023. 

VIO Clashes: Yinmabin Township (4 junta members killed by a mine attack).


29 November

POL Two lawmakers from the NLD, Dr.Pyae Phyo Oo and Wai Lin Aung, were sentenced to 26 years in prison.


30 November

POL The former deputy speaker of Myanmar’s Lower Gouse Tun Tun Hein was sentenced to 20 years in prison for alleged treason.

POL The US Embassy issued a security alert for Myanmar due to increased violent attacks in public areas.

POL ASSK has been sentenced to a further 7 years in prison, taking her overall jail time to 33 years.