February 2023

February 1, 2023

The planned Silent Strike was held across the country where streets remained empty all day as residents stayed indoors.

February 2, 2023

The regime imposed Martial Law in 37 townships across eight states and regions.

February 3, 2023

Chevron announced that it will sell shares from Mottama gulf petroleum to Canada-based MTI Energy.

February 6, 2023

The regime’s peace committee sent a letter to the Karen National Union (KNU) to control and discipline armed groups under its supervision.

February 8, 2023

A coalition of resistance forces led by the Chin National Front (CNF) mounted an offensive on the regime’s police station in Thantlang Town, Chin State, gaining 95% control over Thantlang Town.

Factories that manufacture weapons known as KaPaSa and run by the junta’s Directorate of Defence Industries (DDI) located in the Magway Region were targeted by local resistance forces at midnight.

February 9, 2023

On the second anniversary of the Monywa People’s Strike, the Three Brotherhood Alliance, which consisted of the Arakan Army (AA), Kokang’s Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), sent a message recognizing and appreciating the Monywa public for showing their defiance in non-violent ways.

February 10, 2023

President Biden’s declaration of national emergency over the Myanmar military coup has been extended one more year.

February 11, 2023

Four out of 91 existing political parties have registered to enter the 2023 Election, namely, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), Federal Democratic Party, Union Democracy Party and Myanmar Public Democratic Party.

February 13, 2023

The NUG opened its office in Washington D.C., United States. The opening ceremony was attended by the NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung, Myanmar Ambassador to the UN U Kyaw Moe Tun, and Ms Uzra Zeya, the Under Secretary of the US.

February 14, 2023

Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said at a parliament session that there has been no sale of defence equipment to Myanmar in response to SAC-M’s report which said that Singapore has been an intermediary state to transport raw materials for the Myanmar military to produce weapons.

February 15, 2023

Former chairman of Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) Dr Hkalan Sansoon was additionally charged with the terrorism act 52(a) by State Administration Council.

February 16, 2023

The Ministry of Home Affairs in Naypyidaw received hundreds of applications for arms within days after the enactment of the law following the regime’s rights to bear arms law enactment.

US Embassy in Yangon announced that it will further provide a new $50 million in funding for Myanmar due to the increase in displacements, armed conflicts, and food crises.

February 17, 2023

The UN’s World Food Program announced that starting March 1, it will cut back its assistance for all Rohingya living in the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh for the first time in six years.

February 18, 2023

The NUG’s Minister for Planning, Finance & Investment U Tin Tun Naing spoke to Myanmar Now that policies have been drafted to reimburse salaries for CDM staff in the future and to protect informers from the military.

February 20, 2023

EU announced its sixth round of sanctions on Myanmar military generals and businessmen who assist in the regime’s arms trades.

February 21, 2023

Chinese special envoy Deng Xijun visited the Mong La area and met with leaders of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) according to Irrawaddy’s report. The envoy reportedly met separately with delegates of the United Wa State Army (UWSA), the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA), the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP), the Arakan Army (AA), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA).

February 22, 2023

The military council imposed Martial Law in Shwebo, Wetlet, and Ayadaw townships in Sagaing Region where the resistance forces have a stronghold. Since the announcement, the military has intensified attacks in these townships.

February 24, 2023

The Myanmar Passport Issuing Office announced that passport applications could be made through a new online booking system starting from February 24 and there were reportedly over 8,500 applicants on the first day. Hence, the office suspended the booking for a day to fix its system.

February 25, 2023

Mizzima News reported that Dr Noeleen Heyzer, the UN special envoy on Myanmar, met with OIC to discuss Rohingya issues at its headquarters and proposed to further improve the livelihood situation and provide accessibility for education for Rohingya refugees in the long-term approach.

February 27, 2023

The regime-assembled Union Election Commission announced that 13 political parties have registered to enter the 2023 election.

February 28, 2023

88 Generation student leader U Ko Ko Gyi said that Myanmar’s democratization process backtracked because of the wrong decisions made by then political leaders. He also announced that his political party “People’s Party”, which received criticisms from the public for failing to join the people’s movement, will remain as a political party under the regime.


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