Freedom Memoirs

Mohinga Matters team will write daily entries to document the military coup occurred on February 1st 2021. Click read more to read the full post.

Day 36

Although the devil did its worst to scare off people with the use of sound bombs and live ammo in many townships of Yangon late last night… Read more

Day 35

Reporting from Day 35 of living under illegal Myanmar military coup. This morning, we woke up to a tragic news of the passing of U Khin Maung Latt… Read more

Day 34

When Dr Sa Sa officially requested Responsibility to Protect (R2P) to UN Security Council a couple of nights ago, most of us almost punched in the air in the celebratory mode… Read more

Day 33

Large protests are ongoing defiantly across the country. The military thugs have been using less live ammo to protesting crowds in 2 days since the carnage on … Read more

Day 32

Every time the armed group used excessive force resulting in several deaths, protesters came out even stronger the next day. The number of fallen heroes varies … Read more

Day 31

Today marks another day of extreme bloodshed again in our 31 day-history of resistance against the 2021 coup. The first mass slaughter of the peaceful civilians was … Read more

Day 30

In early days of the coup, one of the State Administration Council members said that protests would die down eventually. It’s been 30 days and is far from “die down” despite the brutal crackdown… Read more

Day 29

It’s been a month. February 2021 would stay in our memories forever. A month started with a coup ended with more than 20 fatalities in a single day. We will never forget nor forgive. Now onto March… Read more

Day 28

Bloodiest day since the coup. Protests were staged, forcibly and, at times, violently cracked down and re-staged across the nation. After one month, military thugs finally cracked, and… Read more

Day 27

Hi folks, Mohinga Matters checking in to report day 27 of the illegal military coup. Myanmar’s permanent representative to the United Nations U Kyaw Moe Tun revealed an unexpected plot twist that wowed many people last night… Read more

Day 26

Despite all the forces being deployed in Tamwe last night and we feared for the worst, there were not many reports of violence or arrests in the morning. However, there were reports of stolen goods… Read more

Day 25

The news we received throughout the day was very overwhelming and shocking. This afternoon, a large group of pro-coup protesters were seen in downtown Sule to show their support for the military… Read more

Day 24

Mohinga Matters signing in to report day 24 of illegal military coup. This morning, we learned that Indonesia Foreign Minister cancelled her trip to Myanmar today for… Read more

Day 23

Day 23 following the epic 22222 movement is pretty quiet, so we have had time to recharge and regroup for upcoming battles. People who were detained yesterday during violent crackdown in Pyinmana, Naypyidaw got released… Read more

Day 22

Hi folks, remember how we reported last night that it was going to be epic today? It was epic. Before we get into that, let’s talk about how the junta planned to disperse the 22222 General Strike… Read more

Day 21

It’s been 21 days now. The stronger the resistance of the people, the more violent acts used by the dictator & co. Before the blood of Mandalay folks dried, a man in the neighbourhood watch from… Read more

Day 20

It’s official military has waged a war on us, the unarmed civilians who are protesting peacefully and demanding what’s rightfully ours. Apart from Yangon, the military seemed to target other cities due to less coverage of their atrocities… Read more

Day 19

Today is the 19th day of living under an illegal coup; it already felt like living in an eternal nightmare. For many of us, this is the endgame, but some journalists and academics continue to speculate disheartening messages… Read more

Day 18

Protests continue, today many ethnics displayed ethnic pride in resisting military dictatorship. Myanmar has a long history of both unity and conflict among its various ethnic groups and successive dictators have played on racial tensions… Read more

Day 17

In the morning around 8 am today, automobiles of all sorts broke down at major junctions that connect downtown, bridges and outskirts of Yangon- effectively blocking roads to prevent civil servants from going to respective offices… Read more

Day 16

Another night of Internet shutdown. We wonder if the military is trying to normalise it, like the way they did to electricity back in the day. We were so happy when the power resumed after a few hours of shortage. Did you feel the similar joy… Read more

Day 15

Mohinga Matters bringing to you Day 15 of the horrific military coup! Last night, for the third time since the coup, Myanmar went dark. Internet access was completely cut off from 1:00 am-9:00 am- a rare moment a dictate has kept his promise… Read more

Day 14

Another day under military dictatorship. Another day with many civilians of Myanmar waking up after a sleepless night. Remember the Purge movies… last night, it was almost like we were all living in one… Read more

Day 13

Using all the tools available to them from astrology and propaganda to convicts and real bullets, the dictator & co seem to think they are at a proper war against proper armies. We don’t recall easily where they put in this much effort before … Read more

Day 12

This is Mohinga Matters tuning in for Day 12! As much as we would like to think that the military is running out of ideas besides resolving to violence, it is still using the same old tricks from the book of Dictatorship 101… Read more

Day 11

Waking up to another day of dictatorship feels awful. Why? Because we had a taste of democracy in the past decade. What we had from 2011-2020 was merely a facade democracy with 25% of non-elected military MPs in parliaments… Read more

Day 10

Day 10 of being forced to go back to the military’s cage. Day 5 of peaceful protesters defying against the restrictions and martial law.We, the people, are in mourning. We are mourning for the lost future of Mya Thet Thet Khine… Read more

Day 9

Our days since the coup on February 1 are just days of anxiety, devastation and panic. Rumors keep flying around panicking us even more, the talk of violent reaction from the military to the peaceful protesters keeps us awake at night and more alert in the day. Yet, all of this hasn’t stopped us. Read more

Day 8

Mohinga Matters signing in to get you covered on Day 8 of the coup!It’s been more than a week since the people of Myanmar have been forced to live under devastating circumstances. Most of us have barely been able to sleep or have a proper meal since Day 1… Read more

Day 7

Comrades, Tthis is Mohinga Matters reporting to the world on the day 7 under dictatorship. We had internet cut off for more than 24 hours and here’s what happened during the blackout; Since internet was out of picture, people turned to the old fashioned mobile communications. Read more

Day 6

Comrades, we might lose internet access at any minute now. Can you believe a government who promises great things and yet cannot even allow basic internet? First solid thing they did as a “new government” is violating our freedom of expression. Much worse violations are to be expected. Read more

Day 5

So day 5, here we go. Civil Disobedience Movement continues to grow. The organisers recognise 5th February as Nationwide CDM Day, and urge all the civil servants to stand with the public. The sound of pot-banging and car-honking got louder and longer last night. Read more

Day 4

Day 4 since we woke up into a nightmare that became true witnessing our freedom being robbed overnight. It was the worst Monday of our lives. We were devastated, and felt hopeless with uncertainty and into an unknown future. Read more

Day 3

Today is Day 3 since Myanmar Military’s coup d’état against democratically-elected government occurred. Military junta’s tightening grip continues by appointing more cabinet positions, national and states and region governing councils. Read more

Day 2

How do you stop a military coup? You might think we Myanmar people should be pretty good at this since we had witnessed several similar attempts in a single century. While we do not get any better at defending our own rights, the military Read more

Day 1

Friends from near and afar, Myanmar is now being controlled by the military. Again. The civilian government leaders are being detained. Some prominent figures such as writers, filmmakers, student leaders and activists are also detained. Read more