April 2022

April 1, 2022

The regime’s Peace Council held a meeting with the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Naypyidaw.

April 2, 2022

Junta’s foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin paid a visit to Huangshan City in China under the invitation of Chinese counterpart. During the visit, the two sides discussed intensifying progress of ongoing projects and promoting peace along the shared border.

April 3, 2022

Junta’s Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) ordered that all foreign currency inflows must be converted to Myanmar Kyats within one day, under a rate set by CBM which is way below the market rate. All foreign currency outflows now require approval from Foreign Currency Supervisory Committee, and foreign currency purchase from banks authorized only after approval.

April 4, 2022

Ma Moe Moe Htway, 14, was reportedly raped and killed by junta soliders in Htal Law Village of Gantgaw Township. The burned bodies of her and her father were discovered with their hands tied behind their backs.

April 6, 2022

Junta soldiers arrested a 4-year-old from kindergarten with the accusations of his parents supporting the PDFs. The regime gave an order to the tourism industry: hotels; motels; inns and guesthouses to deny the stays when no national registration card of the guest is provided at the receptions. The order is targeted at the traveling young people aged between 18 to 35 whom the SAC assume as members of People Defense Forces(PDF) and underground guerrilla forces in disguise.

April 7, 2022

The NUG revealed a reward plan to attract regime soldiers for defection. The highest reward is worth USD 500,000 if any soldier defects with a military aircraft, followed by the USD 300,000 reward if any aircraft is destroyed in army bases. The BURMA ACT of 2021 was passed by the US House of Representatives. The bill was introduced in October 2021 and intended to bring together four primary threads of US policy towards Myanmar: targeting military revenues through sanctions, supporting the pro-democracy movement, authorizing humanitarian assistance and pursuing accountability for the military’s atrocities.

April 8, 2022

Yangon Military Command under the Ministry of Defense, NUG announced that it had completed the first wave of Pyan Hlwar Aung Operation and introduced the second wave named Nan Htike Aung Operation.

April 10, 2022

NUG’s Nan Htike Aung military operation kicked off with guerrilla attacks on the regime’s forces on security duty near the houses of the coup leaders Min Aung Hlaing and Soe Win on Inya Road, Yangon. Clashes in Lay Kay Kaw Town of Karen State resumed between Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA)’s Cobra Force and the regime forces on April 10. About 300 SAC’s troops marched into the area, igniting back and forth firings. At least 20 deaths were reported on the Junta’s side while two KNLA rangers were also killed and another four were wounded.

April 11, 2022

Chin Relief Funding Program (CRFP) organized the ‘Tumee’(homemade rifles for hunting) Lottery Tickets Sale Campaign from April 11 to 25 to raise funds for the defense forces in Chin State.

April 13, 2022

On the first day of the Thingyan New Year Festival, the people of Myanmar refused to celebrate since the country is under military rule with no reason for celebration.  A loud explosion took place in Pazundaung Township of Yangon and later it was reported to be an attack on the office of Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA), a so-called nationalism association made up of extremists sponsored by Min Aung Hlaing.

April 16, 2022

On the first anniversary of the formation of NUG, cabinet members of the civilian-elected government uploaded video messages on its Facebook page to update their works in the past year.

April 17, 2022

The regime released 1619 prisoners under New Year amnesty, yet no prisoner of conscience, detained after the 2021 coup, was released. Rumors spread on the night of April 17 that the country is already low on petroleum reserves due to tightened control over foreigh currency, causing drivers to be lining up at gas-stations on April 18-19.

April 18, 2022

U Yee Mon, Minister for Defense of the NUG, disclosed that 259 battalions of PDF have been formed, and a total of 401 local defense forces, which are operating as guerrilla fashion, are at work, and majority of them are in contact with the NUG. He said that the NUG now has 50,000 to 100,000 troops of PDF but refused to give the exact number.

April 20, 2022

KNU’s Brigade 1 ordered two military outposts to retreat from their territory in Bilin Township of Mon State in three days. The KNU also said that any regime soldier who would like to switch sides should inform the ethnic armed group.

April 21, 2022

The Karenni National Defense Force (KNDF) detained two soldiers and 24 staff members from junta’s electricity supply office in Phekon Township of Shan State, transferred them to Karenni State Police (KSP) to take action.

April 22, 2022

Junta court pressed charges against freelance reporter Soe Yarzar Tun with anti-terrorisim law. He was once detained in 2021 for four months, and arrested again on March 10, 2022 for the second time. Min Aung Hlaing, through junta media, said that he would have peace dialogue with representatives from ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) personally since he previously claimed to restore peace in 2022.

April 23, 2022

NLD’s minister for the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun was charged with anti-corruption charges for three cases and received nine-year jail time from junta court on April 23. He had worked under successive military regimes in the past.

April 24, 2022

In Mandalay, NLD party member U Tin, and the wife of an NLD township party chair Daw Kha were abducted by an armed group, and the dead body of U Tin was left in front of NLD office the next day. Daw Kha was also left with severe gunshot wounds, and she’s under treatment. Party members assumed that the killing was done by pro-military armed group Pyu Saw Htee. Student leader Min Han Htet confirmed that seven students from Dagon University were unable to contact since April 21, and the families and friends worried that they are abducted by the junta.  April 24 marked one year since ASEAN five-point-consensus, with the people of Myanmar and observers taking note of its remarkable lack of progress.

April 26, 2022

Local advocacy group Justice for Myanmar (JFM) exposed that Star Sapphire Group of Companies has partnered with the family of the coup leader Min Aung Hlaing, and been supporting the military in purchasing weapons.

April 27, 2022

Junta court sentenced the detained leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi with five years of jail time under anti-corruption law. She was accused of being bribed by U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region Chief Minister, who testified against her last year.


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