August 2021

August 1, 2021

Min Aung Hlaing announced the formation of caretaker government and appointed himself as the prime minister. He also extended “state of emergency” period for another two years.

August 2, 2021

Imprisoned healthcare workers and civil servants who joined Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) were released from Insein Prison and Pathein Prison. Frontier Myanmar media reported that mobile surveillance system had been operating on MPT and MyTel mobile users with the artificial intelligence (AI) system which tracked the keywords “Protest” and “Revolution” in phone conversations and text messages.

August 4, 2021

Permanent Representative to the United Nations U Kyaw Moe Tun sent a letter to the UN Secretary General of the mass killings of innocent villagers in Kani township, Sagaing Region. Brunei’s Second Minister of Foreign Affairs Erywan Yusof was appointed as the special envoy to Myanmar by ASEAN.

August 5, 2021

Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations U Kyaw Moe Tun said that an apparent threat was made against him and U.S. authorities stepped up his security.

August 6, 2021

KBZPay, the mobile wallet developed by KBZ Bank, froze a number of users’ accounts who had been actively providing donations towards Civic Disobedience Movement (CDM) and People Defense Forces (PDF).

August 7, 2021

Two Myanmar citizens were charged in New York for plotting to kill U Kyaw Moe Tun. A shootout took place at the compound of state-owned broadcasting channel MRTV around 9pm in Yangon. Residents from nearby Sanchaung Township said that they could hear non-stop shooting sounds, and a passerby reportedly got injured in the crossfire.

August 8, 2021

On the 33rd Anniversary of the 8888 Uprising, many people across the country came out to honor the revolution, and the heroes of 8888 Uprising for fighting for our freedom since 1988. Residents of Yangon marched the streets with the message, “The bloody debt from 1988 will be settled in 2021.” At night, protest chants were heard from Obo prison in Mandalay, which lasted about 30 minutes and two gunshots were also heard.

August 9, 2021

Myanmar Now media reported that the detained leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer was forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement to stop communicating with local or international media organisations. The Karen National Union (KNU)’s Chairperson Saw Mutu Say Poe said that dialogue would not work if there was no political will to resolve the country’s political turmoil.

August 10, 2021

In order to escape from junta forces, five young people ran up to the roof, and jumped off from the building into a back alley in 44th Street, Yangon. Two of them were reportedly dead on the spot. On Kachin Martyrs’ Day, people across the country showed the support towards diversity and against dominance by a single race.

August 12, 2021

The 71st Karen Martyr’s Day ceremony was held by Karen EAOs, and local People Defense Forces (PDF) in KNU controlled area.

August 13, 2021

After months of cash crunch, Myanmar Now reported that the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) had been printing new banknotes at Wazi factory with the help of Russia since German company Giesecke & Devrient halted providing supplies.

August 14, 2021

NLD’s Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung was taken into an intensive care unit of Mandalay hospital as he was contracted with Covid-19. Six policemen were attacked by unidentified armed men on Yangon Circular Train, and four of them were reportedly dead.

August 15, 2021

National Unity Government (NUG)’s Spring (Nwayoo) Lottery opened at 4pm, and even though the sale period was till 10pm, it was announced that the lottery ticket quota for the day were sold out within an hour. Sithu Aung Myint, a prominent journalist was arrested on 15th August in Yangon. He is known for political commentary works for local and overseas press and a critic of military. Ma Htet Htet Khine, who worked for BBC Media Action, was also arrested together with him.

August 16, 2021

CBM instructed private banks, mobile money services and financial institutions to take detailed records of every online transaction to track the NUG’s Spring (Nwayoo) Lottery payments.

August 17, 2021

NUG’s interim president Duwa Lashi La said during a regular meeting that a battle must be set up to protect the people of Myanmar.

August 19, 2021

Around 15 soldiers from Dawei-based Infantry Battalion 25 defected with the weapons in the morning. “Raffle Ticket” is a campaign launched by the NUG to find funds to support the People Defense Forces (PDF). Thousands of raffle tickets were sold by different fundraisers across the globe.

August 20, 2021

NUG test-ran the Radio NUG, aiming to keep in touch with people and also transmit information. People across the country quickly bought radios to listen to the Radio NUG.

August 21, 2021

36 soldiers from Magway Airforce defected with weapons and already arrived at a safety place. Junta instructed to suspend at least 40 KBZ pay accounts which had been making transactions in relation to NUG’s Spring (Nwayoo) Lottery.

August 22, 2021

DVB News reported that there was an order for the pro-military thug group Pyu Saw Htee to assassinate police officers as if they were being killed by the PDF members.

August 23, 2021

NUG announced that it would take responsibility for soldiers' service years, military ranks, and pension for those who will join the side of the people. The junta deployed several troops near KNU controlled areas, and Soe Win, deputy murderer in chief arrived in Thaton to command offensive attacks.

August 24, 2021

Junta posted several announcements on the lamp posts that urge PDFs to surrender. Announcements with loud speakers were made in residential areas saying that NUG and PDFs were terrorist groups and that civilians were not allowed to associate or cooperate with them.

August 25, 2021

Junta’s forces used both infantry and air forces to locate PDFs, Gen-Z youths, and National Unity Government (NUG) members in KNU Brigade 6 and 7 areas. On the fourth anniversary of Rohingya genocide committed by the regime’s military, Myanmar people apologized for the ignorance of genocide taking place in their land and NUG vowed to seek justice and accountability for all crimes committed by the military against the Rohingya. M Kawn La, the chairman of Kachin National Congress (KNC) was arrested by the regime in Naypyidaw. He is charged with Penal Code 505a for incitement, and is the first ethnic political party leader to be arrested since the coup.

August 26, 2021

Korean Government responded to the petition calling for recognition of NUG signed by 268,428 people saying that they consistently stood together with the general public of Myanmar by urging the military council to stop the violence, demanding the release of political detainees and issuing special permits for Myanmar citizens living in Korea. The combined forces of police and soldiers entered the 122nd street, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township of Yangon, and carried out an indiscriminate shooting at innocent civilians, and one passer-by was killed.

August 27, 2021

Junta announced that Dalan/military informers will be rewarded with payment starting MMK 500,000 for tipping information on anti-regime activists, PDF and CDM.

August 29, 2021

A joint force between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Kokang’s Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) clashed with junta’s troops. Hundreds of casualties from junta’s side, including two captains and one major, were reported. DVB News reported that the regime launched propaganda campaign inside infantry forces to prevent its soldiers from defecting. As a part of the campaign, soldiers were fed with manipulated information about potential release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and a new election. In Chin State, Matupi township, a soldier killed a captain who read the propaganda message, then took his own life.

August 30, 2021

Sounds of explosion were heard in at least nine townships of Yangon since early morning. In the afternoon, four men with pistols staged a robbery at Global Treasure Bank in Mayangone Township, Yangon.


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