INT Suzuki Motor Corporation ceased operations in Myanmar.
INT China “took note of the situation” and was seeking further information.
INT The UNSC held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Myanmar.
INT The US announced sanctions on the junta leaders and several companies.
INT Ambassadors to Myanmar from various countries issued a joint statement demanding that the military refrain from violence against demonstrators.
INT Britain and Canada imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s generals.
INT Japan, the US, India, Australia called for the return of democracy in Myanmar.
INT The Quad Alliance called for the return of democracy in Myanmar.
INT Norway froze state-to-state knowledge development programs in Myanmar.
INT Singapore said the use of lethal force against unarmed protesters is inexcusable.
INT The UK said it will consider further action against those involved in violence.
INT The EU's Foreign Policy Chief condemned the deadly violence.
INT US State Department spokesperson said the US is “deeply concerned”.
INT The Council of the EU published an 8-point conclusion about Myanmar.
INT Australian Defence Force requested in a phone call the release of Sean Turnell.
INT The US imposed sanctions on 2 members of the SAC.
INT G7 and the High Representative of the EU condemned the violence.
INT Malaysia deported 1 086 people back to Myanmar, defying a court order and appeals from human rights groups
INT World Bank halts payment requests on Myanmar projects made after 1 February.
INT Myanmar’s ambassador to the UN Kyaw Moe Tun urged the UNGA to take action.
INT European Nordic countries condemned the use of deadly force against protesters.
INT ASEAN held an informal meeting with military representatives attending. Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore called for the release of ASSK.
INT The US ambassador to Myanmar urged the military’s second-in-command to stop all violence.
INT The EU suspended all development projects in Myanmar.
INT The military asked India to return the police officers who crossed the border.
INT Australia suspended military cooperation with Myanmar.
INT The President of the UNSC condemned the violence against peaceful protesters (the first use of the word "condemn" by the council in response to the situation).
INT The EU Military Staff Director urged Myanmar to immediately stop all violence.
INT Myanmar recalled the ambassador in the UK after he called for the release of ASSK.
INT South Korea to suspend defense exchanges and ban arms exports to Myanmar.
INT Russia expressed concern over the mounting violence and was “analyzing” whether to suspend military-technical cooperation.
INT Leaders of the Quad Alliance emphasized in a statement the urgent need to restore democracy in Myanmar.
INT The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar made a statement calling on the people of Myanmar to avoid undermining “China-Myanmar friendship and cooperation”.
INT Taiwan advised its companies in Myanmar to fly its flag to distinguish themselves from Mainland Chinese businesses.
INT The UN team of investigators of Myanmar called on the people to collect and preserve documentary evidence of crimes by the military.
INT Pope Francis appealed for an end to bloodshed in Myanmar.
INT 4 Myanmar diplomats in France, Italy, and Japan announced they will no longer work for the military regime.
INT The EU imposed (first round) sanctions on 11 individuals linked to the coup.
INT The US Treasury sanctioned 2 individuals and 2 entities connected to the military.
INT The Central Bank of Myanmar notified banks that fail to reopen would be hit with penalties from 2 million to 30 million kyats per week.
INT China and Russia expressed “deep concern” about the situation.
INT The UK announced sanctions against MEHL.
INT The US sanctioned MEC and MEHL.
INT Russia’s Deputy Defence Minister met MAH in Naypyitaw, seeking to strengthen ties with the military.
INT Thailand marked the CRPH's ambassador to the UN Kyaw Moe Tun and 5 others for arrest and handover to the junta.
INT China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand sent representatives to the Armed Forces Day parade in Naypyitaw.
INT Top chiefs of defense from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, UK, and the US condemned violence by the military.
INT Thailand denied forcing back 2 000 refugees who fled airstrikes.
INT Russia deeply concerned by the rising number of civilian deaths.
INT Indian border state withdrew order barring shelter for those fleeing Myanmar.
INT Australian government stepped up calls on the junta to release Sean Turnell.
INT Malaysia’s ambassador to Myanmar Zahairi Baharim met with the junta’s Electricity and Energy Minister Aung Than Oo.
INT Myanmar’s ambassador to London locked out of the embassy.
INT The US imposed sanctions on state-owned Myanmar Gems Enterprise.
INT The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar made contact with the CRPH.
INT European Nordic countries released a joint statement on Myanmar.
INT Taiwan took a tougher line against the military regime and accepted the first parliamentary motion in the Chinese-speaking world to criticize the February coup.
INT European Nordic Embassies in Myanmar released a joint statement urging the military to immediately stop violence and respect human rights.
INT ASEAN considered sending a humanitarian aid mission to Myanmar as a potential first step in a long-term plan to broker dialogue between all parties.
INT The detained Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi transferred to Insein prison. Japanese diplomats requested a visit in jail but it wasn’t granted.
INT The EU imposed sanctions (second round) on 10 of the military leaders and 2 giant military conglomerates.
INT The US Treasury sanctioned 2 state-owned enterprises, Myanma Timber Enterprise and Myanmar Pearl Enterprise.
INT An open letter from the NUG expressed willingness to join the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting.
INT The NUG urged Interpol to work with Indonesian police to arrest MAH when he travels for the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on 23 April, his 1st overseas trip.
INT China expressed hope about the upcoming ASEAN Leaders' Meeting paving the way for a “soft landing”.
INT The EU joined ASEAN in calling for an immediate cessation of violence and a start of constructive dialogue involving all parties, including the NUG.
INT 249 youth organizations from 65 countries joined the “Joint Statement of World’s Civil Society and Youth on Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis”.
INT The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar wrote an open letter to MAH.
INT CSOs condemned the UN for having Lieutenant-General Than Hlaing representing Myanmar in the 64th session of the Commission on Narcotics Drugs.
INT The EU extended sanctions for another year.
INT The UNSC failed to agree on a joint statement on Myanmar, with diplomats blaming China and Russia for raising objections.
INT The US urged ASEAN to press Myanmar to implement actions agreed at the regional summit.
INT The Manipur High Court allowed 7 Myanmar citizens to seek UNHCR protection.
INT The NUG Foreign Minister met with 36 MPs from Europe and Australia.
INT G7 countries commit to tough, further measures on Myanmar if the military refuses to change course.
INT According to Thai authorities, 2 200 Myanmar people who crossed the Salween river were offered shelter in the safe zone with strict health and safety measures.
INT 3 reporters (from DVB) and 2 activists arrested in Thailand for illegal entry and face possible deportation. DVB appealed to the UNHCR for help.
INT Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi returned to Tokyo after charges against him dropped as a diplomatic gesture.
INT The UN Special Envoy on Myanmar met with the Thai Prime Minister to discuss the violent turmoil in Myanmar. Prayut promised not to force back
INT Japan to provide $4 million through the World Food Programme for food assistance in Myanmar.
INT The US announced sanctions against the SAC as an entity and 16 individuals, including 3 adult children of junta officials.
INT Canada also sanctioned 16 individuals and 10 entities, including many of the same officials sanctioned by the US along with some military-linked companies.
INT The UK sanctioned gemstone companies linked to the military.
INT ANFREL released its final 2020 election observation mission report: “The results of the 2020 general elections were representative of the will of the people.”
INT 400 Myanmar CSOs sent an open letter to the Australian Foreign Minister; the decision not to impose sanctions is disappointing and emboldens the military.
INT Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek held virtual talks with NUG’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Zin Mar Aung. This makes Kulhanek one of the few foreign ministers who has publicly disclosed conversations with the NUG.
INT Transparency International recommended the European Commission imposing sanctions on MOGE.
INT Myanmar excluded from WHO annual meeting due to not knowing who to recognize as Myanmar's legitimate representative following the coup.
INT Thai authorities seized 27 guns and ammunition bound for Myanmar.
INT The Japan Immigration Agency lets Myanmar students stay even after their visas expire.
INT The NUG and the Japan Parliamentary Group Supporting Democracy in Myanmar released a joint statement to cooperate in the future and agreed on 9 points.
INT The US pressed the military for the immediate release of Danny Fenster.
INT NUG affirmed cooperation with the International Court of Justice in the case of the Rohingya people. Rakhine parties condemned the NUG for this.
INT A Thai court sentenced 3 Myanmar journalists from DVB and their 2 associates to 7 months imprisonment for entering Thailand illegally.
INT ASEAN envoys held talks with MAH; he reiterated he would only allow fresh elections once the coup-stricken country had returned to "normal."
INT MAH met with the Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai in Naypyitaw. China supports the consensus reached by the ASEAN on 24 April.
INT From 6 to 8 June, a special China-ASEAN summit was held in Chongqing on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of relations between Beijing and the regional bloc. Myanmar co-chaired these meetings with China and was attended by Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, appointed by the military junta.
INT ASEAN ministers pressure Myanmar after 'painfully slow' progress.
INT A military delegation from Myanmar went to Russia to get acquainted with the production of the Pantsir systems (anti-aircraft artillery systems).
INT Worldwide solidarity events in the US, Canada, UK, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Japan, etc.
INT MAH and his Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin met Chinese ambassador Chen Hai, sparking controversy when the Chinese embassy's FB statement identified MAH as the "Leader of Myanmar".
INT The G7 leaders strongly condemned the military coup.
INT Chinese state-run Global Times referredfor the first time to MAH as the “Myanmar leader”.
INT The military to reopen the Russian-backed steel plant in Shan State closed 4 years ago, a project of MEC and a Russian state-owned company.
INT Myanmar's ambassador to the UN called for effective collective measures against the junta, ahead of expected UNSC talks on the situation.
INT Thai representatives met with 8 Myanmar EAOs that joined in the NCA in order to settle the situation in Myanmar peacefully.
INT South Korea provided $ 900 000 to an UN-led humanitarian aid initiative for Myanmar.
INT The UNGA adopted a (non-binding) resolution by a vote of 119 countries denouncing the Myanmar military. 36 countries abstained (Thailand, China, Russia) and 1 voted against (Belarus). It was only the 4th time since the end of the Cold War that the UNGA had passed a resolution condemning a military coup, and was a rare occasion in which the body also called for an arms embargo.
INT From 13 to 19 June, a 20-member Russian delegation made a secret visit to Myanmar, the delegation included also an arms exporter.
INT Regime slammed UNGA Resolution calling for an arms trade ban.
INT MAH flew out of the country to attend a conference in Moscow, his 2nd trip abroad since the coup.
INT The secretary of Russia's Security Council and MAH committed to further strengthening security ties between the countries at the Moscow meeting.
INT MAH attended the Moscow Conference on International Security, where he got to look at more deadly toys. The military is hoping to get its hands on the military tech of Rosoboronexport, a state-run arms export firm that has been under US sanctions since 2015 for selling weapons to Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
INT The UK adds 3 entities to its sanctions list: Myanmar Timber Enterprise, Myanmar Pearl Enterprise, and the SAC.
INT The EU imposed sanctions (third round) on 8 individuals (including attorney general Thida Oo, deputy defense minister Major-General Aung Lin Tun, and deputy information minister Brigadier-General Zaw Min Tun, none of whom are facing other sanctions), and 3 economic entities (MTE, Myanmar Gems Enterprise, and another state-backed timber company, which means there is "no legal source for timber to be imported from Myanmar into the EU"). The EU is also the 1st to sanction the Myanmar War Veterans Organization, which it said serves "as a reserve force of the Tatmadaw".
INT Norwegian pension fund KLP divested from Adani Ports over links to the Myanmar military.
INT MAH lauded Russia as Myanmar’s “friend forever” while stating that the US is “not very intimate” compared with neighboring China and India due to its “far distance”, in an interview with Russian media.
INT MAH spoke at the international security conference in Moscow, declaring his regime is “simply trying to bring honesty back to democracy since the previous government won last year’s election by rigging the vote”.
INT The Belarus honorary consul to Myanmar, Aung Moe Myint, paid a visit to Minsk for talks with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolai Borisevich, where they discussed “ways of expanding and intensifying bilateral cooperation in various areas”.
INT Ex-Japanese minister’s firm partnered with the military-linked company.
INT UK held an informal meeting of the UN Security Council on the "Arria formula", dedicated to the situation in Myanmar.
INT 150 members of the French Senate signed a petition calling on France to recognize the NUG.
INT Switzerland sanctioned 8 Tatmadaw figures.
INT The US imposed sanctions on 22 people linked to the military, including the coup leader’s wife, the junta's social welfare minister Thet Thet Khine, who once billed herself as a democratic alternative to the NLD, and foreign investment minister Aung Naing Oo, who played an important role in implementing economic reforms under both the Thein Sein and ASSK governments, and added 3 Chinese mining companies working on the Letpadaung mine and one telecommunications firm to its trade blacklist for supporting the regime.
INT The Tatmadaw information team stated that the legal team led by lawyer Christopher Staker will continue to defend Myanmar at the ICJ.
INT China's foreign minister Wang Yi criticized sanctions as "inappropriate intervention". Wang's Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, made similar comments. Moreover, Lavrov said Russia supports ASEAN in resolving the Myanmar crisis.
INT The British-government-funded project Myanmar Witness willing to share information with the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, which is probing suspected international crimes.
INT During the 47th session of the Human Rights Council stressed that the (1) NUG and other CSOs be involved in the political process; (2) addressed the need for safe repatriation for the Rohingya; (3) showed concern over the ceasefire in Rakhine; (4) encouraged the SAC to implement ASEAN’s 5-point consensus; (5) recommended ASEAN to closely monitor its implementation; and (6) called to prevent arms sales to Myanmar.
INT International brands abandon Myanmar’s devastated economy: US pretzel chain Auntie Anne’s, Chinese hot pot chain Little Sheep, and Taiwanese bubble tea franchise KOI Thé.
INT UN human rights expert urges sanctions on Myanmar's oil and gas sectors.
INT The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken gave a press conference, calling out 6 countries guilty of genocide including Myanmar - against the Rohingya in 2016-2017. With regards to the current political situation, Blinken called for an end of violence.
INT Via virtual meeting with ASEAN, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged his Southeast Asian counterparts to press for an end to the violence in Myanmar.
INT Israeli-Canadian lobbyist Ari Ben-Menashe, hired by the military in March, stopped his work with the generals because sanctions prevented him from being paid.
INT UN Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews called for international help to prevent the further exponential increase of COVID-19 cases and the collapse of the healthcare system in Myanmar.
INT Human rights groups called for Japan to cancel a real estate project involving Myanmar's defense ministry, saying the project is linked to the military.
INT The UK Parliament released a report on the Myanmar crisis and called on the UK Government “to treat the democratically elected NUG as a government-in-waiting.”
INT The NUG requested the international community to provide humanitarian assistance amid the escalating COVID-19 crisis: 945 000 people are in need of aid, 336 000 people internally displaced, and 6.2 million people experiencing food insecurity.
INT A UNHCR convoy of trucks arrived in Mindat, Chin State. The UNHCR will distribute mosquito nets, sleeping mats, blankets, kitchen sets, solar lamps, and personal protective equipment for COVID-19 prevention.
INT Head of Russia's state arms exporter said that Moscow was cooperating closely with the junta to supply it with military hardware, including aircraft.
INT 730 000 (out of 2 million) vaccines donated by China arrived in Yangon.
INT The UNHCR not allowed to distribute humanitarian aid in Chin State to 6 000 IDPs outside of Mindat because of security reasons – only 66 families staying in a church and a monastery received aid. The remaining supplies were left on site and the convoy left.
INT According to the World Bank, Myanmar’s economy contracted by 18% this fiscal year.
INT Russia delivered a consignment of warplanes to the military.
INT The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) on behalf of 474 Myanmar CSOs submitted a complaint against Telenor to Norway, contending that Telenor’s sale of its Myanmar business fails to meet the standards of responsible disengagement set out in the OECD Guidelines.
INT US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin decried the actions of the military and urged ASEAN to keep demanding an end to the violence.
INT 462 CSOs made formal submissions to the EU, UK, US, and Australia, demanding sanctions on the military-controlled Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE).
INT British Foreign Secretary condemned the junta's extension of the state of emergency.
INT Myanmar’s UN envoy Kyaw Moe Tun sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General accusing the military of a massacre in Sagaing area and requesting action.
INT ASEAN appointed a special envoy to address the crisis in Myanmar, naming Brunei’s foreign minister Erywan Yusof, who was accepted by the military.
INT The 1st announced contact between a senior US official State, Deputy Wendy Sherman, and NUG Foreign Minister Zin Mar Aung.
INT Myanmar UN envoy Kyaw Moe Tun stepped up personal security amid threats.
INT 2 Myanmar citizens - Phyo Hein Htut and Kyaw Moe Tun - arrested in New York for plotting with an arms dealer in Thailand (who sells weapons to the Burmese military) to kill Myanmar's UN envoy. The junta still demands the envoy be extradited to face charges of high treason, which can carry a death sentence. The US Department of Justice released a statement on the incident.
INT In the UK and other countries, such as Italy, hundreds of people gathered outside the Myanmar embassy to join the 33rd anniversary of the 1988 uprising as a campaign for international recognition of the NUG.
INT More than 500 000 people signed a petition for the New Zealand government to recognize NUG.
INT The UNGA expected to decide next month whether the junta or the NUG represents Myanmar on the world stage. Small-scale demonstrations (e.g. in Mandalay) held across the country in recent days, with protesters displaying messages of support for the NUG. The related "Accept NUG, Reject Military" profile campaign on social media reached about 2 million netizens in 3 days.
INT A group of 45 global and Myanmar human rights, media, and other organizations called on Norway’s Telenor Group to halt the controversial sale of its Myanmar operation to M1 Group.
INT Thai arms manufacturer Chaiseri Metal and Rubber Co. Ltd denied any connection with an assassination attempt against Myanmar’s ambassador to the UN.
INT The UK's ambassador to the UN called for an "immediate and sustained" ceasefire in Myanmar in order to vaccinate the public for COVID-19.
INT The UN Security Council held closed consultations on the situation in Myanmar and also met with the ASEAN Special Envoy on Myanmar.
INT Russia called for lifting sanctions on Myanmar to improve the humanitarian situation.
INT Chinese Special Envoy for Asian Affairs was in Myanmar from 21 to 28 August at the invitation of the junta.
INT After the meeting with Russian Deputy Minister of Defence Alexander Fomin, Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Air Force Maung Maung Kyaw said that Myanmar counts on Russia's support in strengthening the combat potential of its armed forces.
INT Russian projects in the field of military-technological cooperation with Myanmar, including Rosoboronoexport, are being implemented according to plan.
INT Myanmar bought Russian Pantsir S-1 systems (tactical air defense system).
INT South Korea’s presidential office says it will continue to interact with NUG; it responded to an online petition signed by more than 268,000 people that calls on the Seoul government to recognize the NUG.
INT Myanmar became the main importer of special military vehicles from Moscow (purchased for $ 7.14. million).
INT China voiced concern over the military regime’s plan to dissolve the NLD.
INT ASEAN Special Envoy Erywan Yusof held an online meeting with the military-appointed Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin. He requested a 4-month ceasefire to grant humanitarian access to aid organizations.
INT German food giant Metro announced the termination of its operations in Myanmar by October.
INT Vice Senior General Soe Win, Deputy Military Chief, and Vice Chairman of the SAC attended the closing ceremony of the International Army Games-2021 in Russia. High-profile monk Sitagu Sayadaw accompanied the junta.
INT A high-level delegation from the Pakistani Defense Ministry visited Myanmar; they held talks between 1-5 September on technology, aircraft repair, and maintenance, and naval munitions.
INT The junta will be present at the Eastern Economic Forum 2021 held in Vladivostok on September 2-4 during which it will hold a series of meetings with Russian businesspeople and officials.
INT The UK government imposed sanctions against Myanmar tycoon Tay Za and his businesses for providing financial support and arms to the military.
INT Russian Deputy Minister of Defence Alexander Fomin held a meeting with Soe Win about deepening the military cooperation.
INT Russia continues to fulfill the contract with supplying Myanmar with Yak-130 aircraft, weapons, and ammunition, signed with Myanmar 5 years ago.
INT ASEAN's special envoy Erywan Yusof said the Tatmadaw agreed to a 4-month ceasefire for the delivery of humanitarian aid. He did not speak with pro-democracy forces.
INT Telenor’s exit plan is proving a little difficult - the junta is reluctant to approve the sale of Telenor’s Myanmar subsidiary to Lebanese M1, which will delay M1's plan to invest $330 million over 3 years.
INT The UK expressed mild opposition to the NUG announcement in a tweet by the UK ambassador calling on "all parties to engage in dialogue". Similarly, the US said that it "doesn't condone violence as a solution to the current crisis”.
INT The Thai police were alerted to arrest anyone related to the NUG found to be staying in Thailand.
INT Malaysian Foreign Minister said the NUG declaration of war reflects ASEAN'fs failure.
INT The NLD attended an online meeting organized by the Communist Party of China.
INT Both the junta and the NUG launched rival bids to fill Myanmar’s seat for UNGA, which convenes next week. The UN avoided making a decision (for now) - the US and China have brokered an agreement, to keep still-serving Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, but he will not speak during the high-level engagement. This is a compromise of China and Russia pushing for junta rep while the US is pushing for Kyaw Moe Tun. The Credentials Committee will still have to make a decision by November as the UNGA procedure requires that all decisions be made by the end of the year.
INT Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator at the UN OCHA, Ramesh Rajasingham, visited Myanmar from 13-15 September. He met with 3 junta ministers. The junta health minister rebuffed the UN official’s request for greater humanitarian access.
INT Myanmar UN representative Kyaw Moe Tun attended the closing of the 75th session and the opening of the 76th session of the UNGA; his SAC counterpart was not present.
INT The NUG appointed a team for its representative office in South Korea that will handle bilateral relations.
INT The Myanmar Foreign Ministry asked the Myanmar junta to increase security for Chinese projects in Myanmar including gas pipelines.
INT An agreement to conduct preliminary field investigation work for the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone Deep Sea Port Project (part of BRI) signed, signaling another step forward for the project.
INT NUG’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Department of State held a meeting and discussed the current political situations and human rights situations of Myanmar.
INT US President Joe Biden, Indian PM Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison, and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga participated in the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit and called for an end to the violence in Myanmar in a joint statement.
INT BBC Burmese announced that Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar representative at the UN, will keep his position until September 2022.
INT UN human rights experts urged the UNSC to declare the Myanmar military junta a “terrorist organization”.
INT NUG’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Zin Mar Aung met with Swedish Minister Ann Linde in an online meeting to discuss the current political situation of Myanmar.
INT UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called in a report for an immediate international response to the political crisis in Myanmar, approved by 119 countries, China joining 36 countries that abstained, and Belarus voting against.
INT The NUG sent a letter to China, commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
INT The European Parliament voted to support CRPH and the NUG as the legitimate representatives of Myanmar, becoming the 1st international legislative body to officially endorse the organizations.
INT The French Senate unanimously approved a proposal to recognize NUG.
INT Malaysia’s Foreign Minister; his Indonesian counterpart and Brunei's second foreign minister issued a warning to the junta that Malaysia is ready to hold talks with NUG, if the junta continues to fail to cooperate with the ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar.
INT Russian banks are planning to provide banking services in Myanmar to promote bilateral trade.
INT UN chief Antonio Guterres asked to postpone a virtual meeting with ASEAN ministers at the last minute to avoid signaling recognition of Myanmar's junta by being in the same online room as the military's envoy.
INT NUG human rights minister Aung Myo Min visited Denmark and met Myanmar nationals on 9-10 October.
INT The ASEAN Special Envoy canceled a visit to Naypyitaw, as the bloc debates stronger action against the junta.
INT 2 Chinese-backed power plants in Yangon halted operations since July as they have become financially unsustainable.
INT The EU released a statement expressing support to the ASEAN’s Special Envoy for Myanmar.
INT Germany's Foreign Minister met with Zin Mar Aung, his counterpart in the NUG.
INT The junta turned down the ASEAN Special Envoy’s request to meet ASSK.
INT After 8 months in junta detention, economic advisor to ASSK Sean Turnell still unable to meet privately with his lawyer.
INT ASEAN decided not to invite MAH to the Oct. 26-28 summit in Brunei after the bloc’s Special Envoy to Myanmar was denied permission to meet all stakeholders in Myanmar’s crisis. ASEAN will be inviting only a “non-political actor” from Myanmar (that the military can choose).
INT Additional charge against American journalist Danny Fenster related to his work with Myanmar Now.
INT US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet traveled to Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia (from 17-22 Oct) and said Myanmar’s situation has been the main focus of the team’s meetings with ASEAN partners at each stop.
INT The junta rulers asked Telenor executives not to leave the country pending regulatory approval of the company’s deal to sell its operations there “to have discussions physically with some of the Telenor management”.
INT The UK confirmed that the Myanmar military regime was not invited in person to a meeting between ASEAN and the G7 in Liverpool in December. The question is if the junta might be attending via video call.
INT The military rulers followed their stern rebuke of ASEAN with a pledge to cooperate “as much as possible” with the 5-point consensus it agreed with ASEAN.
INT ASEAN’s Special Envoy to Myanmar Erywan Yusof officially warned by the SAC not to engage with entities labeled as terrorists, such as the NUG.
INT State media reported that a delegation led by the deputy commander of Russia's navy arrived in Myanmar, meeting with the Tatmadaw's naval chief of staff to discuss cooperation.
INT UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore as his new Special Envoy on Myanmar.
INT NUG President Duwa Lashi La and Minister for Foreign Affairs Zin Mar Aung met with Jake Sullivan, the US President’s National Security Advisor to discuss regional and international engagement.
INT ASEAN leaders voiced disappointment at the Myanmar junta during the 1st day of their annual meeting while also expressing concerns over the situation in the member state. U.S. President Joe Biden joined Southeast Asian leaders rebuking Myanmar junta excluded from the summit.
INT The NUG opened a Myanmar representative office in Czechia and David Červenka, director of the Human Rights and Transition Policy Department at Czechia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressed the opening ceremony in Prague.
INT Kyaw Moe Tun, the Myanmar Ambassador to the UN, delivered a speech at the 76th session of the UNGA; he requested the international community to take action against the SAC.
INT Malaysia wanted to see the ASEAN adopt a principle of "non-indifference" policy toward Myanmar's humanitarian crisis.
INT Former U.S. ambassador Bill Richardson held talks with MAH in Myanmar.
INT Plans by Norway's Telenor to withdraw from Myanmar by selling its telecom operations there to a Lebanese firm further stalled after the junta indicated it favored at least part-ownership by a local company.
INT The UNSC expressed deep concern over increased violence across Myanmar and in a rare statement, agreed by the 15 members, called for an immediate end to the fighting.
INT Campaigners called for stricter regulations to force electric vehicle makers like Tesla to vet their supply chains more thoroughly, since some metals used in electric vehicles may come from mines controlled by the junta.
INT The US journalist Danny Fenster sentenced to 11 years in prison with hard labor after he was found guilty on a series of charges including incitement. The U.S Department of State and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemned this move, adding it was illustrative of a wider reduction of media freedom in Myanmar.
INT MAH met the Chairman of Russia-Myanmar Technological Cooperation Joint Commission and the Deputy Director General of JSC "Rosoboronexport" Company in Naypyitaw. They discussed plans for further cooperation and Russian assistance in upgrading the Tatmadaw’s weapons.
INT Yohei Sasakawa, the Japan Representative for Myanmar National Reconciliation and Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, arrived in Myanmar. While his visit was “personal” he traveled to Rakhine State and met with the junta, politicians, and ethnic leaders in Naypyitaw and Yangon. He was also asked by the US to assist in negotiations for Danny Fenster’s release.
INT Chinese special envoy for Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang arrived in Myanmar on his 2nd visit since August (21-28 August) to hold talks in the prevision of the China-ASEAN summit (scheduled for 22 November) with Myanmar’s participation still uncertain. He met with MAH, Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, and Lieutenant-General Yar Pyae during his visit.
INT Don Pramudwinai, Thailand deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister arrived in Naypyitaw to meet with Myanmar Foreign Minister and MAH.
INT The junta released US journalist Danny Fenster.
INT China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Zhao Lijian stated that China would work with the international community to solve Myanmar’s political crisis. He reiterated that China would encourage the implementation of ASEAN’s 5-point consensus.
INT The military regime rejected a request from Yohei Sasakawa to meet ASSK.
INT The UK invited ASEAN nations (except for Myanmar) to attend a G7 foreign ministers meeting in Liverpool from 10-12 December.
INT MAH didn´t attend the virtual China-ASEAN leaders' summit (the 2nd time the regime has been excluded from a high-level ASEAN meeting after the ASEAN Summit on 26 October).
INT NUG Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Tu Hkawng attended an ASEAN seminar (23-24 November) on climate change and diplomatic challenges in the face of the COVID-19 in Southeast Asia (becoming the 1st NUG minister invited to a meeting held by the bloc).
INT The junta advised Cambodia, chair of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) held by video on 25-26 November, that it will not attend the summit because it was invited to send a non-political representative.
INT The US issued a joint statement along with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, and Britain expressed concern over a military offensive in Myanmar.
INT After the ASEAN-Europe online Meeting (ASEM), the participants issued a joint statement, calling for all parties to engage in peaceful dialogue, calling for the early release of all political prisoners, and for the return to the path of democratic transition.
INT Australia’s wealth fund, the Future Fund, had equity holdings valued at AUD$157,9 million across 14 publicly listed companies directly linked to the Myanmar military, according to new research by Justice For Myanmar.
INT The US’ top diplomat for Asia, who is currently on a visit to the region, will reaffirm Washington’s commitment to work with Southeast Asian countries, including on the Myanmar crisis.
INT The US’ top diplomat for Asia, who is currently on a visit to the region, will reaffirm Washington’s commitment to work with Southeast Asian countries, including on the Myanmar crisis.
INT The UN's credential committee decided to defer the decisions on the representatives of Myanmar, meaning that the Myanmar junta will not be allowed into the world body for now and Kyaw Moe Tun will remain Myanmar's ambassador to the UN.
INT Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen agreed during an online conference to “work closely together over the situation in Myanmar” and disputes in the South China Sea.
INT At a ceremony receiving foreign ambassadors’ credentials, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that “the international political, ethnic, and denominal situation in Myanmar should be settled without external interference”.
INT Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said he is ready to visit military-ruled Myanmar, which would make him the first head of government to meet the leaders of the regime.
INT Myanmar people continued being arrested for illegal entry in Thailand and more than 180 people were detained in Thailand in 2 days.
INT The Czech Government and the NUG reached an agreement for Myanmar citizens in Czechia to extend their passports. Discussions on the technical process are still ongoing. The Czech government has already extended visas for Myanmar citizens by 1 year and 6 months.
INT The UN ambassador of Myanmar’s civilian government Kyaw Moe Tun will remain in the position for the time being, after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution delaying the decision on who will represent the country at the world body.
INT Japanese Kirin filed for arbitration at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre over the termination of its joint venture with MEHL.
INT An Uzbekistan Airways plane landed at Yangon International Airport, carrying paper used for printing banknotes.
INT The EU stopped renting its official ambassador’s residence from the family of late Myanmar dictator General Ne Win after 8 years.
INT Facebook removes all pages, groups, and accounts of businesses affiliated with the junta. Meta said it would continue to monitor the situation in Myanmar and take necessary steps to ensure the safety of the Myanmar people.
INT A UK-based NGO submitted evidence to the ICC on World Human Rights Day, proving that MAH is guilty of crimes against humanity.
INT A senior US official urged Cambodia not to make any concessions to Myanmar's military junta when Phnom Peng chairs the ASEAN next year.
INT Myanmar resumed rare-earth trade with China after border reopening, to ease elevated prices.
INT European CSOs have been pushing for a new round of targeted economic sanctions on sources of revenue to the military, but the EU has not announced yet whether it considers the 4th round of sanctions.
INT Despite not being formally invited to US President Joe Biden’s democracy summit held 9-10 December, the NUG delivered an address - at the invitation of Venezuelan president Juan Guiadó (whose government is also contested).
INT China facilitated talks in Mong La between the Myanmar junta and 6 EAOs based in the country’s north.
INT An independent group of former UN human rights observers, the Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SACM), said the military should be designated and treated as a terrorist organization because of its extreme acts of criminal violence against civilians.
INT Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn will be the new ASEAN Special Envoy to Myanmar.
INT Justice For Myanmar calls for investigation and a global arms embargo after the Myanmar military junta commissioned aircraft manufactured in France, Russia & China.
INT MAH and Tatmadaw leaders’ trial due in Argentine court for genocide against Rohingya.
INT Human Rights Watch urged Japan to halt a military study-abroad program in which cadets from Myanmar receive combat training.
INT The military shut down the office of the UN Special Envoy for the country, reasoning that the term of the envoy, Christine Schraner Burgener, is over.
INT Myanmar and Russia jointly organized the 12th ADMM-Plus Experts’ Working Group on counter-terrorism. The meeting was chaired by Myanmar through videoconferencing.
INT India’s Foreign Secretary made an official visit to Myanmar on 22-23 December, the country’s 1st official outreach to the military junta.
INT The UN Humanitarian Affairs Chief, Martin Griffiths, called for a thorough and transparent investigation into the 24 December massacre so that perpetrators can be brought to justice.
INT The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken condemned the 24 December massacre.
INT The UNSC called for accountability for the 24 December massacre.
INT The junta ordered its staff not to accept any notification issued by international courts (sent by the ICC or the Argentinian Federal Court) regarding any efforts to prosecute the junta leaders.
INT The UN special envoy Noeleen Heyzer delivers her 1st New Year message to the Myanmar citizens assuring them they're not alone as they fight for a better future.
INT As Myanmar marks Independence Day only 4 messages of “felicitations” were addressed to MAH: the Cambodian PM, Cambodian King, Russian President, and Belarusian PM. Messages were also sent to the junta’s Foreign Affairs Ministry from Cambodia, Serbia, Russia, and North Korea. France and the US put out statements of condemnations of violence.
INT Junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun told that the regime would not allow Cambodian PM Hun Sen to meet with resistance figures during his state visit planned for 7-8 January.
INT 217 Myanmar and Cambodian CSOs condemn Hun Sen's support for MAH and the Tatmadaw.
INT Indonesian President Joko Widodo discussed Myanmar’s political situation with the Cambodian PM Hun Sen over the phone and called for the implementation of the ASEAN’s five-point consensus.
INT Cambodian PM Hun Sen began his 2-day visit (on the Cambodian “Victory against genocide day”) at the invitation of MAH. By meeting with MAH he became the 1st foreign leader to meet the junta leadership since the coup. They discussed cooperation in the development of Buddhism, efforts to reduce the double taxation in trade, and humanitarian assistance to Myanmar. Hun Sen suggested that ASEAN member states form a “troika”, which would include Cambodia (current ASEAN chair), Brunei (former chair), Indonesia (future chair), and work together to reinforce the implementation of a ceasefire in Myanmar. Cambodian PM Hun Sen reportedly asked Min Aung Hlaing to release Turnell during their meeting.
INT Cambodian foreign minister Prak Sokhonn told reporters that Hun Sen’s visit should not be interpreted as Cambodia legitimising the military regime, but that Cambodia is just exploring various solutions.
INT The NUG ambassador to ASEAN, Bo Hla Tint, commented on Cambodian PM’s trip to Myanmar, claiming that the amount of aid he delivered was “not significant” and that the visit undermined the current position of other ASEAN members.
INT China stated it “will fully support Cambodia” in its work as the ASEAN chair in “making an important contribution to managing the differences among parties of Myanmar.”
INT Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah commented on Cambodia’s PM trip to Myanmar that it should have been avoided because it did no good in terms of mediation between ASEAN and the regime.
INT The Indonesian foreign ministry urged Cambodia to stick to the 5-point consensus and to implement what has been agreed to in previous ASEAN meetings.
INT Iranian airlines sanctioned by the US may have delivered weapons including guided missiles during the Iranian delegation visit.
INT Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong urged in a video call Hun Sen (Chair of ASEAN) to exclude Myanmar from ASEAN meetings until the SAC implements ASEAN’s 5-point consensus.
INT Cambodian PM Hun Sen met with ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi in Phnom Penh where the two discussed Myanmar, specifically Hun Sen’s plan to address the crisis, which includes a ceasefire agreement and the end of violence, providing assistance to those in need, and “open the gate of negotiating a solution.”
INT China has urged the KIO/A to refrain from fighting the Myanmar military, including in areas near the Chinese border, ahead of the upcoming Olympics in Beijing. The KIO/A announced it would cooperate with China by refraining from fighting near the Chinese border.
INT The US, UK, and Canada imposed new sanctions.
INT The new UN special envoy to Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, gave an interview where she stated that while the military is not the legitimate government “at this time”, “they have a legitimate role.” A day later, 247 CSOs rejected her proposal that those defying the military must negotiate power-sharing as a solution to the current crisis.
INT The CDM and NUG are among the nominees for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
INT ASEAN barred the junta regime from an upcoming meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers on 16-17 February.
INT Australia's Foreign Minister called for the "immediate release" of Sean Turnell.
INT US President Joe Biden extended for 1 more year his “national emergency” in Myanmar, an executive order imposed on 10 February 202, which gave his administration broad powers to impose sanctions.
INT The NUG’s acting president Duwa Lashi La called on the PM of Norway to intervene to prevent the sale of the Myanmar arm of Telenor to a junta-linked company.
INT Japan continues to admit Myanmar military personnel to its education and training programs despite condemning the coup.
INT Japan’s Foreign Minister met with the son and appointed successor of Cambodian PM, Hun Manet (who is currently commander of Cambodia’s army) and agreed to cooperate in dealing with the situation in Myanmar.
INT The ICJ settled on the junta to represent Myanmar in the case brought forward by The Gambia. The junta-appointed 8-member team led by Ko Ko Hlaing (on the US Treasury sanctions list) will attend the hearing virtually on 21 February.
INT The 2-day ASEAN foreign ministers’ summit hosted by Cambodia took place without Myanmar representatives (the bloc invited a “non-political representative”). Prak Sokhonn, Cambodia's foreign minister, has been confirmed as the new ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar.
INT A 24-member Russian military delegation comprising pilots has been in Mandalay since 28 January. Russian pilots have often visited Myanmar to provide aviation training and maintain aircraft at Meiktila Air Base in Mandalay Region.
INT Cambodian PM Hun Sen met with ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi in Phnom Penh where the two discussed Myanmar, specifically Hun Sen’s plan to address the crisis, which includes a ceasefire agreement and the end of violence, providing assistance to those in need, and “open the gate of negotiating a solution.”
INT Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visited Naypyitaw, where he signed a contract for the sale of Russian Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile systems, Orlan-10E reconnaissance drones, and radar equipment.
INT The junta rejected the ASEAN special envoy’s request to meet shadow government representatives.
INT The EU announced a new (4th) round of sanction, targeting 22 persons and 4 entities (Htoo Group, International Group of Enterpreneurs, Mining Enterprise 1, and MOGE).
INT The ICJ held public hearings (hybrid form) in the case The Gambia v. Myanmar on 21-28 February.
INT The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, issued a report to the UN HRC today that identifies Serbia, China, and Russia (2 permanent members of the UNSC) to have supplied weapons to the Myanmar military since the coup.
INT The Cambodian and Malaysian PMs called for the “timely and effective implementation” of ASEAN’s 5-Point Consensus and the “importance of seeing positive developments in the Rohingya issue” on Myanmar during a meeting in Phnom Penh.
INT The military junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun backed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, telling that Russia was acting to maintain its sovereignty, and praising Moscow’s role in balancing global power. Acting president of the NUG, Duwa Lashi La, condemned the invasion.
INT A military delegation from Belarus arrived in Naypyitaw (due to leave on 3 March).
INT The Gambia delivered its 2nd round of oral arguments at the ICJ in its case against Myanmar, bringing the preliminary hearing portion of the case to a close.
INT Burma Campaign UK added 28 more companies to its “Dirty List,” among them Japanese companies and 2 American tech companies. There are now 116 companies on the list.
INT An Iranian-owned cargo plane arrived at Naypyitaw and unloaded cargo that may have included raw materials for printing banknotes as well as ammunition.
INT UN Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun cosponsored and voted in favor of the UNGA resolution condemning the Russian invasion.
INT Myanmar junta spokesman Major General Zaw Min Tun said that the regime might have difficulties purchasing arms from Russia after the exclusion of Russian banks from the SWIFT system in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
INT Cambodian PM Hun Sen requested Japanese Special Envoy Yohei Sasakawa to work with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, who is serving as the ASEAN chair’s special envoy on Myanmar, in his efforts to bring democracy to Myanmar.
INT The US State Department recognized the NUG’s Deputy Minister for Women, Youth and Children Affairs Ma Ei Thinzar Maung for her human rights and pro-democracy activities with the International Women of Courage award.
INT The ICJ allowed the junta to represent Myanmar despite objections from international organizations and the NUG.
INT Yohei Sasakawa, Japan’s special envoy to Myanmar, met with 2 former government peace brokers in Chiang Mai, ahead of his meeting with representatives from several EAOs.
INT The UK urged Myanmar's former ambassador to leave the official London residence where he has continued to live since he was ousted for criticizing last year's military coup, citing pressure from the junta.
INT UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on the international community to take immediate action against systematic human rights abuses and violence perpetrated by the Tatmadaw, saying they amounted to war crimes or crimes against humanity.
INT NUG Human Rights Minister Aung Myo Min announced that the NUG was planning to take action against the junta in an Australian court over the massacre of at least 42 civilians near Moso village in Kayah State on 24 December.
INT The Deputy Commander of Special Forces in Cambodia invited armed personnel of Myanmar to visit the Cambodian Special Forces Command and also suggested sending Cambodian special forces to train in Myanmar.
INT The regime’s armed forces Chief of the General Staff General Maung Maung Aye, Chief of Staff (Army) Lieutenant General Moe Myint Tun and Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo joined the 19th ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces Meeting (ACDFM-19).
INT US President Joe Biden’s administration determined that the violence committed against the Rohingya amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity.
INT The PMs of Cambodia and Japan urged the Myanmar junta to comply with the ASEAN 5-point consensus, and pave the way for ASEAN to distribute humanitarian aid to the Myanmar people.
INT The Cambodian Foreign Minister and ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar, Prak Sokhonn, began his 3-day trip with meetings with top junta leaders (with MAH and Wunna Maung Lwin). After the trip, he concluded that the various stakeholders “are not yet ready for these negotiations”. He didn’t meet with the NUG.
INT The US ruled that the Tatmadaw led by MAH committed genocide against the Rohingya minority.
INT The NUG opened a Representative Office in France.
INT The NUG foreign ministry lobbied the international community (especially European countries) to offer asylum to military defectors as a means to boost the revolution.
INT Members of the Eurasian Economic Union, which has 5 member states including Russia and Belarus, met with the military in Naypyidaw to discuss bilateral trade promotion and defense services.
INT Justice for Myanmar published a list of 19 Russian arms suppliers that have provided the military with equipment, calling for them to be sanctioned.
INT 21 countries issued a statement remembering those killed by the Tatmadaw, including 100 people on Armed Forces Day last year, and also calling on countries supplying arms to the Tatmadaw to stop.
INT US President Joe Biden and Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong jointly called for the release of all political detainees in Myanmar, in a statement released after talks at the White House.
INT The 5th annual BIMSTEC summit in Sri Lanka was attended by officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Myanmar junta’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin attended virtually.
INT Junta Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin was in China from 31 March to 2 April at the invitation of Wang Yi. Wang expressed Beijing’s desire that the 2 sides should advance the construction of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor; strengthen cooperation on industrial parks, cross-border power grids, and connectivity; and implement landmark projects. On ASEAN’s 5-point consensus, Wang stated that member states should continue to “adhere to the ASEAN way”, specifically pertaining to non-interference, and “work with Myanmar constructively”.
INT The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the Myanmar crisis after its 49th regular session. The resolution extended the mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar for another year.
INT The NUG warned China that any effort to build a partnership with the military regime would be rejected by Myanmar’s people and could seriously damage China’s international reputation in a statement after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his junta-appointed counterpart Wunna Maung Lwin in China.
INT The US House of Representatives passed the BURMA Act of 2021 (H.R. 5497) by unanimous consent.
INT The Australian ambassador to Myanmar Andrea Faulkner meet with members of the junta leadership, including MAH.
INT In a meeting at the White House between the NUG’s Minister of Human Rights Aung Myo Min and Edgard Kagan, Senior Director for East Asia and Ocean National Security Council, US support for cooperation with regional countries to support the activist movement in Myanmar was discussed. It was the 1st time a NUG minister is invited to the White House.
INT The only foreign representative who participated in the celebrations was North Korea’s ambassador to Myanmar Jong Ho Bom.
INT NUG representatives met with Linda ThomasGreenfield, US Representative to the UN in New York.
INT Tokyo announced that it will offer Myanmar nationals residing in Japan a year-long extension on their visas, instead of the usual 6-months due to the lack of progress in advancing peace in Myanmar.
INT Chen Hai, China’s ambassador to Myanmar, and Vinya Kumar, India’s ambassador to Myanmar, held separate meetings with UEC head U Thein Soe on April 19 and 25 respectively to discuss the military regime’s planned new election.
INT A Cambodian delegation, led by Secretary of State for the MOFA and Head of the Office of the ASEAN Special Envoy, Kung Phoak, visited Myanmar and met with the junta to discuss ASEAN humanitarian assistance and peacemaking.
INT Thailand appointed its own special envoy to Myanmar, Pornpimol Kanchalak, to facilitate greater coordination on Myanmar.
INT An informal 1st publicly-known meeting between the NUG and Malaysian Minister for Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah took place.
INT The ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights sent a letter to ASEAN leaders stating that MAH has totally failed to implement any of the Five Point Consensus, and they suggested reconsidering the role and appointment mechanism of the Special Envoy to Myanmar.
INT Japan defence minister announced that it will continue training Myanmar military soldiers at 2 separate military training facilities, despite concurrently also criticising the regime and calling for peace.
INT General Director Sergey Kogogin of Russian truck giant Kamaz visited Myanmar and held talks with the junta to manufacture trucks in Myanmar, train personnel, and establish a service network.
INT MAH met with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov (an autonomous republic with its own head of government and state council which declared its sovereignty from the former Soviet Union in 1990).
INT Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas said it has withdrawn from Blocks M12, M13 and M14 located in the Yetagun gas field off Myanmar, the latest exit by a major energy company since the coup.
INT Cambodian PM Hun Sen spoke with MAH over the phone about implementing the 5-point consensus, with a focus on “speedy progress on achieving three immediate priorities”, referring to cessation of violence, humanitarian aid and constructive dialogue and demanded release of all political prisoners, including Australian economist Sean Turnell, and ASSK.
INT Migrants from Myanmar in New Zealand raised over $3 million funds to reportedly buy surface-to-air missiles and help PDF in efforts to fight the country's military junta.
INT UN Special Envoy to Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer met for the first time with CRPH Chairman U Aung Kyi Nyunt to discuss humanitarian aid, an end to the Myanmar crisis, freeing political detainees, and the restoration of civilian governance.
INT The junta’s state-run MRTV app was removed from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store, a day after it was launched.
INT The Consultative Meeting on ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance to Myanmar was held in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia. It was attended by SAC Union Minister for International Cooperation U Ko Ko Hlaing. The meeting focused on how to deliver humanitarian assistance to Myanmar through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management.
INT More than 637 domestic organizations and 220 000 individuals signed an open letter to Biden, which lobbies to financially isolate the junta.
INT A 2-day US-ASEAN Special Summit was held in Washington. The junta regime was not invited.
INT Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah met his NUG counterpart on the sidelines of the US-ASEAN Special Summit (12-13 May).
INT US Senator Mitch McConnell met with NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung at the US Capitol in Washington DC. They discussed Myanmar’s current situation and the “the importance of continued support from the US and friends of freedom around the world”.
INT The junta Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Aung Naing Oo participated in the ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting. Covered items included challenges due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, COVID-19, boosting regional economic cooperation, and preparations for the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in June.
INT US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol released a joint statement after Biden’s visit to South Korea. Among other international topics, both leaders condemned the military takeover in Myanmar and called on all nations to grant asylum to Myanmar nationals and prohibit arms sales to Myanmar.
INT Leaders from the Quad met in Tokyo to discuss matters related to the Asia Pacific, including Myanmar. In a joint statement released after the meeting, the leaders called for the “immediate end to violence in Myanmar” as well as the release of all political prisoners and engagement in “constructive dialogue”.
INT Zaw Wai Soe, NUG Minister of Health and Education held a meeting with the Rt Hon Amanda Milling, UK Minister of State for Asia and the Middle East and Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase in London.
INT Cambodian PM Hun Sen met with UN Special Envoy to Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer during the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where the 2 discussed Myanmar and Cambodia’s role as the ASEAN chair.
INT The UNSC failed to agree on a statement aimed at pushing Myanmar’s junta to take steps toward a peaceful solution to the country’s ongoing crisis. China and the UK, which drafted the text, blamed each other for the failure of the day-long negotiation.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
INT Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received the Cambodian Delegation in Naypyitaw.
INT Cambodian PM Hun Sen urged MAH “to refrain from carrying out the death sentences”. The SAC rejected the request.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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".
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.
INT Delegations from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam arrived in Bagan to attend the 7th Lancang – Mekong Cooperation Meeting (2–5 July). They were welcomed by several SAC officials. At the event, ASEAN Special Envoy Prak Sokhonn had a bilateral meeting with China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi. Yi also met with his SAC counterpart exchanging views on several matters including the strengthening of ties between the 2 countries.
INT MAH and his military leaders have been prosecuted in Argentina and Turkey, and will be prosecuted in other countries, said Kyaw Win from Burma Human Rights Network.
INT New Zealand withdrew from an ASEAN counter-terrorism meeting co-chaired by Myanmar and Russia planned for 20-21 July.
INT Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Bagan on 2 July and co-chaired the 7th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ meeting on 4 July. He urged all political parties in Myanmar to prioritize the big picture and the interests of the people, and take rational and pragmatic efforts so as to restore stability and achieve peace. On the other hand, Beijing reaffirmed its continued support for Myanmar’s military regime and vowed to protect its neighbour and its legitimate interests.
INT Moscow sent several trainers and technicians to assist the Myanmar Air Force, including 6 new Su-30 jet fighters. Russian personel will stay in Myanmar until the warranty period is over.
INT India’s Manipur temporarily closed the country’s border with Myanmar after 2 Indian nationals were killed in Sagaing Region. This was the 1st time foreigners were killed since the coup.The following day, Indian protestors set fire to a police outpost on the Myanmar side of the border. Chief Minister of Indian Manipur called for “justice for the victims”. On 8 July the Tamu PDF in Sagaing Region named 2 pro-junta militia members who allegedly killed the 2 Indian men.
INT The Thai government demanded compensation from the junta over the intrusion into Thai air space on 30 June.
INT The junta delegation, led by MAH and Air Force Chief Tun Aung, was welcomed at the Moscow airport by Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Vasilievich Fomin. MAH held separate meetings with Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation (and signed an MoU), Russian Federal Space Agency (aka Roscosmos), Tatneft oil company, and the Ministry of Defence. The topics discussed in the meetings include the enhancement of cooperation in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical, agricultural, livestock, industrial, and food sectors through the use of nuclear energy, and collaboration between the 2 countries in military technology.
INT 448 local and international organizations are calling on South Korea to boycott the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Experts’ Working Group (ADMM-Plus EWG) on Counter-Terrorism, which is co-chaired by Russia and Myanmar and is scheduled for 20-21 July in Moscow. Australia and NZ withdrew from the meeting.
INT The head of the British embassy in Myanmar, Pete Vowles, tweeted that his time in Myanmar has come to an “abrupt end” - he was forced by the junta to leave.
INT The junta delegation in Russia met with Russian lackey, the President of Tatarstan, Rustam Nurgaliyevich Minnikhanov, as well as with the Governor of Saint Petersburg Alexander Beglov. The Governor expressed gratitude for Myanmar’s visa exemption for Russian citizens, and they discussed opening the Myanmar Consulate in Saint Petersburg.
INT Statement on the VTC meeting between the acting President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
INT Illegal rare earth mining controlled by a militia sponsored by the Myanmar military has increased by at least 5 times in Kachin State in areas along the border with China, while there has been a rapid influx of Chinese workers.
INT Ooredoo (a telecommunications company in Myanmar), plans to sell its operation and leave the country.
INT ASEAN special envoy planed 3rd trip to Myanmar; hoped to use Aung San Suu Kyi’s influence to end violence.
INT International responses: Statements of condemnation have rolled in from governments and organisations around the world: the US, France, Germany, Czechia, UN, UNSC, G7, ASEAN, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and a joint statement from the EU, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, and the UK.
INT Malaysia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abudullah accused the SAC of “monopolizing, politicizing, and weaponizing humanitarian aid”. He said that Malaysia would “oppose any election held by the SAC and that the ASEAN should do the same”.
INT A Japanese filmmaker, Toru Kubota, has been detained after he attended a protest in Yangon, as the latest foreigner.
INT NUG foreign minister Daw Zin Mar Aung asked the UNSC to send troops and weapons using the R2P principle to stop the regime killing more civilians.
INT The NUG’s Ministry of Planning, Finance, and Investment (MoPFI) released a list of 8 companies from China and Singapore currently investing in Myanmar with the junta and reiterated its call for companies to suspend their active investment projects unconditionally.
INT The NUG announced the official opening of a representative office in Japan. The opening ceremony was attended by MPs.
INT A fundraising event for the revolution in Malaysia’s Selangor State was attended by thousands of Myanmar people.
INT US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Daniel Kritenbrink, met NUG Deputy Foreign Minister, U Moe Zaw Oo, and said sanctions would continue against the junta.
INT The NUG opened its Australian office in Canberra.
INT The ASEAN 55th Foreign Ministers’ one-day meeting took place in Phnom Penh without the Myanmar junta (which refused to send a non-political representative). According to Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah the conflict in Myanmar was among the major issues that were discussed.
INT Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov met in Myanmar with MAH and junta Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, marking one of the highest-level visits by a foreign official since the coup. MAH suggested moving Russia’s Embassy to Naypyitaw and opening a consulate in Mandalay. The Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova confirmed that Russia intends to normalize relations with the junta following elections planned for 2023.
INT Myanmar nationals living in South Korea marched in Seoul to condemn Myanmar’s recent execution of 4 democracy activists, demanding action to stop the flow of funds & arms, as well as targeted sanctions against MOGE.
INT Justice for Myanmar found that 116 companies with 262 directors and shareholders—a third of them registered in Singapore—deserve closer scrutiny and stiffer sanctions for acting as arms brokers for Myanmar’s military.
INT A lawmaker from Japan’s ruling party met with MAH, following the arrest Japanese filmmaker Toru Kubota on 30 July by the Myanmar junta.
INT Chiang Mai University in Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding with the Spring University Myanmar to take in 500 students. The SUM was founded in May 2021, in collaboration with the NUG’s education ministry, to provide education for students who were boycotting the junta-led schools.
INT Sean Turnell testified at a hearing in Naypyitaw for the 1st time since his trial began. He denied the allegations against him and pleaded not guilty.
INT Associated Press reported that the EU sanctions on the military-controlled MOGE have significantly cut the Myanmar military’s oil revenues, it led the Bank of China to withhold payments in euros to MOGE for payment of the gas from the Shwe gas pipeline to China.
INT UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer met with MAH in Naypyitaw, in her 1st visit to Myanmar. She published a statement after her meeting with MAH claiming that her goal was to “communicate in person the pragmatic steps to de-escalate the violence, address the multidimensional crisis and advance unfettered humanitarian assistance”. Following the meeting, 864 CSOs demand the withdrawal of the envoy’s mandate.
INT The UK sanctioned 3 Tatmadaw-linked businesses, including companies owned by MAH's son and daughter (Star Sapphire Group of Companies linked to Khin Thiri Thet Mon, and Sky One Construction Co Ltd). The UK also sanctioned the International Gateways Group of Companies Ltd. The UK also confirmed its intention to support the Gambia’s genocide case against Myanmar at the IJC.
INT The Myanmar military attended the International Army Games in Russia. Myanmar Deputy Commander-in-Chief Soe Win met with Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin.
INT MAH arrived in Vladivostok to attend the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF-2022). This is MAH’s 3rd trip to Russia, coming just a month after his last visit, and about a week after his deputy Soe Win returned from his trip.
INT The UN Special Envoy on Myanmar said she would visit the Myanmar again only if she were allowed to meet ASSK.
INT The Myanmar military regime and Russian state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom have signed a roadmap for further atomic energy cooperation including the possible implementation of a modular reactor project in Myanmar on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.
INT An unprecedented legal petition has been filed in Indonesia to open a case against the junta for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the genocide against the country’s Muslim population.
INT MAH held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 7th Eastern Economic Forum 2022 in Vladivostok, Russia.
INT Myanmar has started buying Russian oil products and is ready to pay for deliveries in roubles.
INT Ooredoo sold its Myanmar operation to the Singapore-based Nine Communications firm for US$576 million, completing the exodus of foreign telecom companies from Myanmar.
INT A personal meeting took place between Czech Minister Jan Lipavsky and NUG Minister Daw Zin Aung Mar Aung.
INT Progressive Voice published 2 open letters against the junta. The first was signed by 567 CSOs, calling for leaders from EAOs not to attend the junta’s peace talks. And the other letter was signed by 36 CSOs, urging France to formally support the Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the ICJ. The UK, Germany, Canada, and the Netherlands already supported it.
INT UN Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun called on the UNSC to ask the ICC to take action against the inhumane activities of the military junta.
INT The Myanmar community in California, US, gathered to call for the US to support democracy in Myanmar.
INT The US Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Tom Andrews published a report outlining the “human rights and humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar” while calling on the international community to work more closely with Myanmar civil society.
INT The junta received a delegation led by Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations in Naypyitaw.
INT The NUG said it wanted to work with China to bring peace to Myanmar.
INT At the invitation of the Electoral Commission of South Africa and the Association of World Election Bodies South Africa, a delegation led by U Thein Soe, Chairman of the UEC, attended the 5th General Assembly held in Cape Town, from 17-22 October.
INT The Myanmar Air Force ordered several FTC-2000G midrange fighter jets from China.
INT Junta-appointed police chief Major General Zin Min Htet attended the 90th General Assembly of the international police organization, Interpol, in New Delhi 18-21 October.
INT Myanmar (along with Russia and Belarus) have not been invited to Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral.
INT Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saifuddin Abdullah, met with representatives from the NUG, NUCC, CRPH, and Myanmar’s ambassador to the UN, Kyaw Moe Tun.
INT Japan announced that it would stop accepting Myanmar military cadets for training under its defence ministry beginning in 2023.
INT Progressive Voice published 2 open letters against the junta. The first was signed by 567 CSOs, calling for leaders from EAOs not to attend the junta’s peace talks. And the other letter was signed by 36 CSOs, urging France to formally support the Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the ICJ. The UK, Germany, Canada, and the Netherlands already supported it.
INT The UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo urged Malaysia to stop deporting refugees back to Myanmar. / The UN special envoy, Noeleen Heyzer, urged ASEAN to end forced returns of Myanmar nationals fleeing for safety.
INT A Myanmar junta commander has visited Bangladesh’s military chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed in Dhaka in an apparent attempt to improve relations and boost regional security.
INT The ASEAN held emergency talks in Indonesia about Myanmar’s peace process in advance of the upcoming ASEAN and East Asia summits in Cambodia on 10-13 November. The military regime said that implementation of the ASEAN peace plan would “create more negative implications.”
INT SAC-M's 1st time in Washington DC. Yanghee Lee, founding member of the SAC-M, met with the official Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the UN and Canada, had a meeting at the White House NSC and visited the NUG Office in DC.
INT The Committee to Protect Journalists added Myanmar to its annual Global Impunity Index, ranking Myanmar among the leading jailers of media workers globally.
INT Myanmar ranked as 176th out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2022 World Press Freedom Index.
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.
INT The military started taking delivery of a batch of Russian-made combat jets.
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.
INT The US imposed sanctions on a 3 Myanmar individuals and 1 entity engaging in procuring Russian-made weapons from Belarus.
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.)
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.
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.
INT The junta shooting team competed in the 30th ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet held in Vietnam.
INT The junta objected ASEAN’s review on the Five Point Consens and its engagement with the country’s ‘unlawful’ organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INT The Australian Bank ANZ announced to withdraw its operations in Myanmar by early 2023.
INT The UN Human Rights Chief Vokler Türk condemned the Myanmar military for holding secretive courts in human rights violations and called for the suspension of all executions and a return to a moratorium on the death penalty.
INT Junta Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin visited Cambodia and met with Prime Minister Hun Sen to discuss bilateral relations and ASEAN issues.
INT The US House passed the Burma Act (previously passed by the US House in April 2021) with new amendments. The bill has yet to pass the Senate before becoming law.
INT Thailand’s new ambassador to Myanmar, Mongkol Visitump, held meetings with Myanmar military personnel.
INT The UNGA Credentials Committee rejected the Myanmar military’s attempts to take Myanmar’s seat in the UN and agreed to uphold NUG-backed ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun’s status as Myanmar's ambassador to the UN.
INT The US will not immediately replace the current outgoing ambassador to Myanmar, Thomas Vajda, in an attempt to avoid possible interpretations legitimizing the military government.
INT The first-ever summit between the leaders of EU and ASEAN member states (EU-ASEAN commemorative summit), marking 45 years of diplomatic relations, took place in Brussels without any representatives from Myanmar. The NUG criticized both the EU and ASEAN for failing to take action against the military regime at the summit.
INT The US Senate passed the Burma Act (passed by the US House on 9 December), broadening the government’s authority to impose sanctions and aid resistance groups (it does not include arms).
INT The UN Security Council adopted its 1st resolution on Myanmar in 74 years, demanding an end to violence and for the junta to free all political detainees.
INT Thailand hosted an informal regional talk on the crisis in Myanmar. Representatives of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia met with 3 junta ministers (the NUG was excluded), while Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, and Brunei did not attend the meeting.
INT US President Biden signed the Burma Act into law.
INT Representatives of 7 EAOs held an introducing meeting with the new Chinese special envoy to Myanmar, Deng Xijun, in China’s Yunnan Province.
INT Chinese officials urged the Myanmar military government to reopen the border crossing in northern Shan State.
INT Journalist Bertil Lintner wrote that Chinese surveillance technology using facial and licence recognition software has played a key role in blunting the effectiveness of anti-junta urban guerillas in cities. Last year, Reuters also reported that Myanmar companies installing cameras for the junta were sourcing from Chinese firms.
INT Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to discuss the relevance of the 5PC.
INT The regime council withdrew the pardon under which Sean Turnell was released from prison.
INT The junta air force dropped bombs on both sides of the Myanmar-India border, killing 5 ethnic-Chin opposition soldiers and destroying civilian structures.
INT Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi announced that she will lead a newly-set up an office of the ASEAN special envoy on Myanmar to engage with all stakeholders to address the post-coup crisis in Myanmar.
INT China didn´t pick up on an invitation to attend the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) summit in Myanmar.
INT officials found assets belonging to Myanmar’s military officials’ family during a drug raid on the Bangkok apartment of a Myanmar tycoon.
INT Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Panjaitan, a former general, said while participating in a panel at the World Economic Forum that Myanmar’s military regime should give up power and let someone qualified run the country.
INT A Human Right group, Fortify Rights, filed a criminal complaints against Myanmar’s military accusing it of geneocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in Germany.
INT In Lunar New Year greetings, the NUG Foreign Ministry thanked China for standing by the people of Myanmar at the UN, in particular on the UNSC.
INT The European Parliament urged ASEAN, in light of the Tatmadaw’s unwillingness to achieve progress on the 5-PC, to work with the NUG to achieve a sustainable democratic resolution for Myanmar.
INT Norway’s sovereign wealth fund excluded 2 companies from China and India for selling weapons to Myanmar.
INT The EU provided support for human rights defenders to document abuses, and has allocated €125m in assistance for the people of Myanmar since the coup.
INT The Australian government expressed its concern over the Myanmar military seeking to revoke the amnesty of Sean Turnell.
INT A Japanese construction firm was granted an exemption by the US to make payments to a Myanmar military-owned company under the current sanction. The payments are related to work on a Japanese government-funded bridge in Yangon.
INT MAH received a delegation led by Anatoly Bulochnikov, Vice-President of the Russia-Myanmar Association for Friendship and Cooperation in Naypyitaw.
INT Amnesty International demanded that UN Security Council refers junta to International Criminal Court and embargo on weapons.
INT EU Parliament Vice-President Heidi Hautala addressed Myanmar MPs in the CRPH naming the election as "the sham electoral exercise being prepared by the military junta."
INT Australia, Canada, the UK and USA imposed further sanctions on members of the military junta, its businesses, and jet fuel suppliers, marking the two-year anniversary of the coup.