December 1, 2021
U Nyi Pu, Chief Minister of Rakhine State and five other cabinet members were indicted with Anti- Corruption Law at a court inside Sittwe Prison. Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and regime forces clashed in Hpakant Township of Kachin State. UN’s credential committee has deferred the decision over the rival claims to Myanmar and Afghanistan’s seats, keeping U Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar’s current envoy to UN in the same place.
December 2, 2021
State Administration Council (SAC) announced that its forces had arrested 33 members of People Defense Forces (PDF) along with explosives in Mandalay Region during November 3 to December 1. A clash took place between SAC and the joint force of Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA)’s Brigade 1 and PDF In Kyaikhto Township.
December 3, 2021
Ko Hnin Aung, a prominent student leader as well as former member of All Burma Federation of Students’ Unions (ABFSU) was shot and killed by Pyu Saw Htee, pro-military thug group, in Kantbalu Township of Sagaing Region for failing to stop his motorbike for inspection.
December 4, 2021
Local resistance force in Myaung Township of Sagaing Region (CDSOM) announced that it has controlled all five toll gates in the area. Minister of Defense U Yee Mon said that the NUG has connected with about 90% of active resistance fighters in the country during his interview with People’s Spring media. Internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Sagaing Region’s Depayin Township were burned down by junta’s forces.
December 5, 2021
A youth’s protest march in Yangon’s Kyimyindaing Township was rammed by a military vehicle, killing at least five youths at the scene with over 15 youths arrested. People ended the day by hitting pots and pans again in several townships across Yangon tonight to honor the youths whose lives were unjustly taken this early morning. Condemnations towards SAC come from international community and various armed organizations including Commander-in-chief of Arakan Army (AA), Major General Twan Mrat Naing.
December 6, 2021
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint were sentenced to prison terms of four years on charges of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules under a natural disasters law. Later in the day, Min Aung Hlaing pardoned two out of four years from the imprisonment. Min Aung Hlaing met with the 94-year-old patron of the National League for Democracy (NLD) U Tin Oo. Regime soldiers reportedly opened fires towards the neighborhood in Chanmyatharsi Township of Mandalay following an explosion, and killed a five-year-old girl playing in her house. Junta’s forces used military choppers and heavy artilleries to attack Depayin Township of Sagaing Region.
December 7, 2021
A total of 11 villagers were tied and burned to death by regime soldiers in Done Taw Village, Sarlingyi Township, Sagaing Region. Junta appointed foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin met with Cambodia’s president Hun Sen on an official visit. 13 civilians were abducted by the regime soldiers after Sein Pan protest rally had dispersed in Mandalay. A cargo flight from Uzbekistan Airways, carrying up to 40 tons of banknote papers, landed at Yangon International Airport.
December 8, 2021
In Chan Aye Tharzan Township of Mandalay, a military car rammed into three youths who were on their way to join a protest rally. Facebook announced that it will take down pages and groups that affiliate with Myanmar military. Sagaing People Defense Force (SPDF) announced that large enterprises using highway roads in Sagaing Region will be required to show the digital slips of tax payment to the National Unity Government (NUG). Karen National Union (KNU) officially released a statement that its forces are coordinating fights with PDF against Min Aung Hlaing’s army.
December 9, 2021
Regime’s lackeys threatened business owners across the country that they will face consequences such as license revoked or even prison sentence if they join Silent Strike on December 10.
December 10, 2021
The whole country channeled silent mode to commemorate Human Rights Day, junta responded by sending out soldiers to ransack shops that were closed. Detainees inside Insein Prison joined the strike as well. Arakan Army (AA) released a statement, warning Arakan people to stay vigilant due to the escalated signs of warfare, citing regime forces’ more frequent interferences in the region.
December 11, 2021
News came out that 89 detainees in Insein Prison who joined Silent Strike were reportedly beaten, tortured and kept in solidary confinements. NUG announced today that it has officially approved trading of stablecoin USD Tether (USDT) in order to smoothen the trade and payment systems in the country.
December 12, 2021
Myanmar diaspora from South Korea, Japan and New York, the United States held public rallies and fundraising events to support the resistance movement.
December 13, 2023
Mandalay Chief Minister, Dr. Zaw Myint Maung who had been scheduled to testify as defense witness in the trial of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the Naypyidaw court was not allowed to travel by junta. The clashes between Kokang’s Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the regime forces escalated in Shan-North’s Mongko district.
December 14, 2023
Junta’s forces entered Lay Kay Kaw Town in KNU’s Brigade 6 territory and conducted searches and arrested those taken refuge in the area. Ko Soe Naing who had been abducted by regime soldiers on December 10, the Silent Strike Day for taking pictures on the streets in Yangon was killed during interrogation.
December 15, 2021
Much anticipated clashes broke out in Lay Kaw Kay Town as the regime forces launched heavy artillery towards KNLA’s base around 11am. More than 40 young people were arrested by regime forces in Bago City in the past few days for associating with PDFs.
December 16, 2021
Battles continued in Lay Kay Kaw Town of Karen State, Demoso and Loikaw townships of Karenni (Kayah) State and Mingin Town of Chin Sate and Lashio of Shan State. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was denied permission to visit the prisons multiple times by Min Aung Hlaing’s military. The hearing of genocide case committed by Min Aung Hlaing’s military began in Argentina’s judiciary.
December 17, 2021
The Nobel peace prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was forced to put on the formal prison uniform, white top and brown longyi, by Myanmar Prisons Department during the trial. In Gantgaw Township of Magway Region, regime forces launched an aerial attack at Hnan Kha Village where Yaw People Defense Forces (YPDF) and alliances were having a meeting with over 200 participants.
December 18, 2021
Irrawaddy News reported that 100 urban guerrilla fighters in Mandalay City have been arrested from November to December 16. Military proxy party Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) announced that the political party has been cooperating with the military in security matters, aiming to restore peace and stability in the country.
December 19, 2021
The heightened clashes were reported between the junta forces and the coalition of local resistance groups, KNLA and KNDO in Lay Kay Kaw Town and surrounding areas, which has displaced 4,000 residents so far. More clashes took place in Kani Township and Sarlingyi Township of Sagaing Region, and Gantgaw Township of Magway Region. At least 10 people went missing after a landslide occurred while searching for jade with machines at a jade mining site in Hpakant Township of Kachin State.
December 20, 2021
KNU issued an official order allowing all seven brigades to launch offensive attacks on any junta’s soldiers forcing into the KNU’s territory. Junta’s forces made several attempts at launching attacks both on land and air onto MNDAA’s outposts in Shan State. Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that eight Myanmar military cadets have been trained at the National Defence Academy of Japan as of December 10.
December 21, 2021
Nine dead bodies of villagers tied and shot, including two underage children, were found in Hnan Kha Village where regime troops entered and stationed on December 19. Regime forces used fighter jets while clashing with MNDAA in Mongko Town of Shan State. KNU warned a high possibility of airstrike by regime forces on Lay Kay Kaw Town and urged the United Nations to declare “No Fly Zone” in the area.
December 22, 2021
Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, India’s Foreign Secretary, has started two-day official outreach to Myanmar by visiting Naypyidaw. SAC shut down the office of the United Nation’s (UN) Special Envoy for the country, reasoning that the term of the envoy, Ms Christine Schraner Burgener, is over.
December 23, 2021
Junta’s forces used a Mi350-type military helicopter in the afternoon to attack the local PDF in Natchaung Village of Sagaing Region. The chief minister of Kayin State under the NLD government, Nan Khin Htwe Myint, was charged with another sentence, adding up to a total of 80 years in prison. In Kachin State, Hpakant Township, regime forces clashed against Kachin Independence Army (KIA) around 2-3pm. Multiple airstrikes on Lay Kaw Kaw Town were conducted by SAC’s forces around 10:30pm. Min Aung Hlaing said the new election is to be held in August 2023 and he has no intention of having a dialogue with any (political) organisation that has been formed beyond 2020 election, meaning he has no plan to sit down and negotiate with NUG or PDF.
December 24, 2021
Three more fighter jets from the regime forces dropped three bombs on Lay Kay Kaw. KNU iterated international community to impose “No fly zone”. Foreign embassies in Myanmar condemned the airstrike by calling it “serious human rights violations committed by the military regime”. Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla was denied meeting with the detained State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
December 25, 2021
A total of 35 people were killed, and the bodies were burned by Min Aung Hlaing’s soldiers during their arson attack on the Christmas Eve near Moso Village of Hpruso Town, Karenni (Kayah) State. A third round of airstrikes in ten days was conducted by SAC’s forces near Lay Kay Kaw Town. Fifty-nine civil societies issued a joint statement, urging the UN Security Council, the UN General Secretary and the international community to take actions against the Min Aung Hlaing-led military regime by imposing arms embargo, letting the International Criminal Court handle Myanmar issue and continuing to put a stop on money flowing into the military-associated businesses.
December 26, 2021
Ko A Sai K, a journalist from Federal News Journal passed away due to heavy artillery shelling from junta in Lay Kay Kaw Town – the second journalist killed by Min Aung Hlaing’s regime this month.
December 27, 2021
Yangon University’s third year student Ko Aung Phone Kyaw, who was arrested by regime forces on December 26 in Tarmwe Township, died at the interrogation center due to severe torture of regime soldiers. President Biden signed the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022”, which includes amendments that could provide some support to Burma’s pro-democratic movements including support to recognize the National Unity Government (NUG).
December 28, 2021
Two staff of Save the Children identified among the victims killed and burned on Christmas Eve in Hpruso Town, Karenni (Kayah) State. Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, U Kyaw Moe Htun, sent an open letter to the United Nations to take actions against the military for the massacre.
December 29, 2021
In Rakhine State, 33 out of 76 Muslims who were arrested last week in Taungup Township and charged for “traveling illegally” have been found guilty of Immigration acts and sentenced to one year in prison. A directive circulating on the social media described that Htun Htun Oo, junta’s chief justice has instructed his lackeys not to accept the arrest warrant for Min Aung Hlaing, who is wanted for genocide case against Rohingya people at the Argentina’s court, via any delivery modes including DHL.
December 30, 2021
Magway Region Chief Minister Dr. Aung Moe Nyo along with three other members of Magway Region government ministers were convicted with lengthy prison sentences for corruption. Clashes resumed in Lay Kay Kaw Town, Karen State.