December 2022

December 1, 2022

Dagon University Students’ Association reported that seven students received death sentences under the alleged shooting of retired Lieutenant Colonel Saw Moe Win. MNDAA and the regime’s forces engaged in a battle near Nant Phar Mountain in the Chin Shwe Haw Region of the China-Myanmar border, and the skirmish resulted in the casualties of 10 regime soldiers, including 2 high-ranked officers.

December 2, 2022

UNHCR Chief Volker Türk expressed shock that more than 130 people have been on death row by secretive court-martials in Myanmar since the coup. The press statement was announced after the news of seven university students.

December 3, 2022

Dr Sean Turnell, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s economist advisor who was released by the regime in November, attended a fundraising event for Myanmar’s Chin Region in Sydney.

December 4, 2022

Myanmar Passport Issuing Board announced that it will stop online booking for issuing passports on a temporary basis.

December 5, 2022

Dr Hkalam Samson, former leader of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), was detained at Myitkyina Airport in Kachin State.

December 6, 2022

ASEAN Special Envoy/Cambodia Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn announced the cancellation of his trip to Myanmar after the military announced the death penalty to seven students from Dagon University.

December 7, 2022

Justice for Myanmar (JFM) called out the Switzerland government for inviting the junta to the Effective Development Cooperation Summit which was to be held from December 12 to 14 in Geneva. According to the data released by the military, the debts and expenses for the Department of Defense and Home Affairs have increased. Although the local and foreign debts are over $28 billion, it is still planning to use over $2 billion for its military defence.

December 8, 2022

The US House of Representatives approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which included the BURMA Act with new amendments, allowing the US government to impose sanctions on the military regime and provide the pro-democracy opposition and resistance groups with non-lethal aid.

December 9, 2022

U Aung Myo Min, the NUG’s Minister for Human Rights, delivered a speech at the European Union parliament.

December 12, 2022

The UN’s Credential Committee rejected the military’s request and kept U Kyaw Moe Tun as Myanmar’s ambassador to the UN. The decision was made unanimously among all nine members of the committee.

December 13, 2022

Junta court sentenced the deputy governor of the Central Bank U Bo Bo Nge 20 years of imprisonment with two anti-corruption charges. One of the charges is related to the bank transaction of Open Society Myanmar, a charity of American philanthropist George Soros.ns Commands (ROC) in Laukkai Town, Shan-north, had surrendered to them. This unit, comprising 127 soldiers along with brigade general Kyaw Ye Aung and 134 family members, defected. 

December 14, 2022

The Union Solidarity and Development Party, the military’s proxy party, began its election campaigns.

December 16, 2022

The NUG’s Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung met with EU General Secretary Mr Stefano Sannino in Brussels, Belgium, and they discussed how the EU can successfully sanction the junta and their family members.

December 18, 2022

In Yangon, a bomb explosion took place on a ferry from Pansodan to Dala in the evening where about 10 civilians were injured. Many assumed that it was caused by either the junta’s forces or Pyu Saw Htee members.

December 20, 2022

The International Finance Cooperation (IFC) announced that it will withdraw its investments in Yoma Bank after Justice for Myanmar’s expose of its investment in Yoma Bank which is cooperating with the junta

December 22, 2022

The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Myanmar, calling on the military to end violence and to release all political prisoners including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. This resolution marked the first resolution on Myanmar in 74 years, and 12 out of 15 members of the council, except for China, Russia and India, agreed to the motion.

December 23, 2022

The regime-appointed chief minister of Rakhine State Dr Aung Kyaw Min said in a state-level meeting that IDP camps will be closed since the state is now in peace.

December 24, 2022

On the first anniversary of the death of over 40 civilians, including young children, girls, and women, in Hpruso in Karenni State, a commemoration was held by laying flowers and lighting candles at the site where the incident took place.

December 25, 2022

The NUG’s prime minister Mahn Win Khaing Than attended the Cobra Column’s military training graduation ceremony which took place in the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Brigade 6 territory. The prime minister also transferred 50 firearms and 1 million Myanmar Kyat to the Cobra Column.

December 28, 2022

A prominent lawyer Daw Ywet Nu Aung was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labour by the junta’s tribunal inside Obo Prison, Mandalay.

December 29, 2022

Deng Xijun, the new Chinese special envoy to Myanmar, held a meeting with Myanmar’s ethnic armed organizations including Wa State’s UWSA, the Kachin Independence Army, the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA), the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP), the Arakan Army (AA), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA).

December 30, 2022

The junta-controlled special court delivered the news that the detained leaders Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint received seven years of imprisonment for the remaining five charges against them.


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