January 1, 2022
Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing gave a new year speech, saying that new steps will be taken for peace this year and all stakeholders will be invited to discuss peace.
January 2, 2022
News came out that a plane from Iran’s Qeshm Fars Air carrying 12 Iranians had landed in Naypyidaw on December 30, dropping military equipment. Netizens paid tribute to the new year 2761 of Karen calendar and vowed to work harder to achieve the collective goal of a federal democratic state. U Htay Aung, a pro-military supporter, was sent to Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries by the junta in an attempt to mitigate the pressure for the genocide ahead of ICJ trial.
January 3, 2022
Battles broke out in Min Lat Pan and Phalu Gyi villages of Myawaddy Township in Karen State entire day between regime’s forces and joint forces of Karen EAOs. Junta’s airstrikes against local resistance forces were witnessed in Wetlet Township of Sagaing Region.
January 4, 2022
A clash broke out again on the south side of Myawaddy, about ten miles away from Lay Kay Kaw. Regime forces launched airstrikes on Gahe village, Inndaw Township, Sagaing. Only five countries such as Russia, Cambodia, Belarus, Serbia and North Korea sent courtesy messages to State Administration Council (SAC) on the Annual Independence Day despite having diplomatic relations with 125.
January 5, 2022
Reports came out that there were disharmonies going on within Min Aung Hlaing’s army as Myanmar Economics Holding Limited (MEHL) failed to provide dividends to the soldiers. In Nant Kham Town, the northern part of Shan State, a battle broke out between Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and junta’s forces.
January 6, 2022
The SAC issued an announcement that the electricity can be cut off any time between 7am to 11pm in the whole country. Junta also announced that it would start charging 20,000 MMK tax on the purchase of phone sim cards as well as more tax would be imposed on the internet services. Killing of nine Chin ethnic people, including a 13-year-old boy, who were detained as local guides by the junta troops, took place in Matupi Township.
January 7, 2022
Clashes between regime’s soldiers and local resistance forces took place in downtown Loikaw, displacing thousands of people. The joint local forces of Chin State such as CDF-Zotung, CDF-Lautu and CDF-Matupi had to defend the intruding junta’s troops in Matupi Town. Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Min Aung Hlaing in two-day Myanmar visit, the first by a head of government since the coup. The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar contacted the NUG and urged not to attack Chinese-invested businesses and projects in Myanmar.
January 8, 2022
SAC’s forces dropped air bombs in Karenni (Kayah) State. The Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) issued an emergency statement calling on the international community to take immediate action against the aerial attacks.
January 10, 2022
State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to four more years in prison by the SAC-run court: two years for possessing an unlicensed walkie-talkie, two years for breaching Coronavirus restriction. An outpost of Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) in Phalu Lay Village, which have been transporting aid for the IDPs, was attacked by regime troops with both land and air forces.
January 11, 2022
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen proposed the formation of Troika, a commission consisting of representatives from Cambodia, Brunei and Indonesia which aims to facilitate ceasefire and to bring peace to Myanmar. Regarding Aung San Suu Kyi’s sentence on January 10, the European Union (EU) released a statement that, “the trial was politically motivated” and “these proceedings are a clear attempt to exclude democratically elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy, from the inclusive dialogue process called for by ASEAN’s Five Point Consensus”.
January 12, 2022
The joint army of junta’s soldiers and border guard forces (BGF) raided Bo Salone Station of Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) in Myawaddy Township of Karen State. Another Qeshm Fars Air owned flight departed from Iran arrived at Naypyidaw airport, dropping off military equipment for the second time in a month.
January 13, 2022
Junta’s fighter jets dropped bombs in Htigyaing Township of Sagaing Region while clashes intensified in Karen State as the junta’s attack on Bo Salone base camp of Democratic Karen Burmese Army (DKBA) continued. The ASEAN’s Foreign Ministers Meeting in Siem Reap to be held on January 19 in which junta’s representative was invited got postponed “indefinitely” because Malaysia’s foreign minister and Singapore prime minister opposed to the idea of engaging with the regime.
January 14, 2022
A total of 67 Karen civil society organizations (CSOs) wrote an open letter to U.S President Joe Biden and France President Emmanuel Macron in an attempt to impose economic sanctions on natural gas tax payments to Myanmar junta. SAC held the 11th press conference in which its spokesperson General Zaw Min Tun said that the military arrested about 10,000 resistance fighters.
January 15, 2022
Regime forces used fighter jets during the clash against Chin resistance forces in Tedim, Chin State.
January 16, 2022
Special Task Agency of Burma (STA) blasted two bombs at Htoo gas station owned by crony Tay Za, and the entire station was burned down. In Karenni (Kayah) State, regime forces launched aerial attacks with two fighter jets at Nan Mae Khon Village.
January 17, 2022
Regime’s Air Force attacked an IDP camp of the people who had fled nearby villages of Hpruso in Karenni (Kayah) State. Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin said that NLD leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was essential to Myanmar’s democratic transition and should be involved in talks.
January 18, 2022
Regime forces and Karen National Union (KNU)’s forces continued confronting in Brigade 1 and 5 territories. Two reporters and one office staff of Dawei Watch media were abducted in Dawei Town of Tanintharyi Region.
January 19, 2022
U Kyaw Soe Naing, a former NLD Parliament Representative from Nganzun Township, was arrested by SAC in Ywarthigyi village, Sagaing Region.
January 20, 2022
Sagaing based Special Attacking Force (SAF) reported that their production of 9-bullets shotgun has been finally accomplished after testing the production for over two months.
January 21, 2022
Oil giants TotalEnergies and Chevron finally announced that they are withdrawing from their gas project in Myanmar. Junta media announced that its court sentenced the 88 Generation activist Ko Jimmy and NLD MP Phyo Zeyar Thaw to death.
January 23, 2022
About 20 houses from Nat Gyi Village in Sagaing Region’s Kani Township were torched and destroyed after the junta forces advanced along the Chindwin River. Artisanal oil wells from Magway Region’s Myaing and Pauk townships were reported to have been burned down by regime’s soldiers. Fighting between EAOs and the military were reported in Chin and Shan states, and Sagaing Region.
January 24, 2022
More than 100 Myanmar people were arrested in Thailand for illegal immigration, caused by instabilities on Myanmar side of border. A ship from Russia named Captain Yakubovich (AZSCO) arrived in Thilawa Port, dropping heavy weaponry, explosives and artillery shells, then left the port immediately.
January 25, 2022
Min Aung Hlaing’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications revised the new cybersecurity law to strengthen the state’s control over the internet such as social networks and online transactions, and added a clause to penalize the use of VPN in the country. Sweden Embassy in Yangon released a statement which condemned the death sentence on pro- democracy activist Ko Jimmy and NLD MP Phyo Zeyar Thaw. Pro-democracy people planned for another day of Silent Strike on February 1 with closures of shops and businesses.
January 26, 2022
In Khin-U Township of Sagaing Region, six people from Shwe Yamin Village were murdered in cold blood by State Administration Council (SAC)’s soldiers.
January 27, 2022
The National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) began the first four-day “people’s congress”. U Hanthar Myint, the central executive member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), was released from prison citing his deteriorating health. At least two households were arrested and seized for speaking out in favor of Silent Strike in Yangon and Pyin Oo Lwin.
January 28, 2022
Australian energy giant Woodside Petroleum announced that it will officially exit from Myanmar, ending the contracts with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE). junta’s court in Nyaung Shwe Prison sentenced former Shan State Chief Minister Dr Lin Htut and Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe Nyunt Lwin for 16 years of imprisonment. A total of 14 people have been arrested for supporting the Silent Strike.
January 29, 2022
Netizens expressed tribute to the fifth anniversary of the assassination of U Ko Ni, the legal advisor to the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) as well as an expert on constitution law. China’s UN ambassador said that the UN Security Council’s primary goal in strife-torn Myanmar should be to avoid more violence and a civil war. Lin Ka Taw Police Station from Magway Region’s Myaing Township was reportedly raided and occupied by the local People’s Defense Forces.
January 30, 2022
Tamu-PDF and the junta forces clashed for an hour in between Tamu and Kalay town on the border of India and Myanmar. The Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army Brigade No.5 made an announcement today, asking the civil servants working for the military council to leave the township between February 1 and 10.