July 2023

July 1, 2023

The NUG announced scheduled roadblocks on highway roads in the southern part of the country to prepare for the counter-offensive attacks on the military regime.

July 2, 2023

A car carrying Arakan Liberation Party (ALP)’s deputy chairperson Khaing Ni Yaung, Arakan Liberation Army (ALA) No. 101 Battalion Commander Khaing Kyaw Min, and a soldier Kyaw Kyaw Naing was attacked near Sittwe University and killed all of them.

July 3, 2023

A clash between the regime’s forces and the KIA was reported near the KIA headquarters in Laiza Town, Kachin State since 5 am in the morning. The battle began when the junta’s army suddenly entered Namsanyan Village, five miles away from Laiza.

July 4, 2023

Myanmar Now published a new investigative report which exposed the junta’s secret attempt to withdraw overseas transactions with different bank accounts. Myanmar Now investigated that, due to the Western sanctions on state-owned MOGE, the Myanmar junta is unable to withdraw USD 500 million as payments for different energy projects including the Shwe Natural Gas project on the Rakhine coast.

July 5, 2023

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that its government will put pressure on the Myanmar junta to implement the five-point consensus (5PC) which was agreed upon two years ago.

July 6, 2023

At the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council, Volker Turk, UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, presented the current violations of human rights in Myanmar and said that perpetrators should be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

July 7, 2023

Over 20 young people were detained by the regime’s forces in the first week of July in Yangon as they planned to organize the 7th July events in Mingalardon, Kamayut, Shwepyitha, South Dagon, and Kyimyindaing townships.

July 8, 2023

The regime’s media released the news that the Mandalay-based Natsoe Urban Guerilla (UG) leader was detained. The man in question, Ko Nyein Chan Aung, was abducted at a clinic on 30th Sreet, between 77th and 78th roads along with a female companion as he waited to get treatment for his wounds.

July 9, 2023

The detained leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed to meet with Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai in Naypyidaw, making him the first foreign diplomat to have met with the Lady since February 2021.

July 11, 2023

17 of the 37 political prisoners from Kyaikzakaw Prison from Daik U Township in Bago arrived at Insein Prison and were beaten. At least 8 political prisoners who were transferred from prison to prison were shot and killed.

July 13, 2023

During a meeting, coup leader Min Aung Hlaing said that security should be tightened in Sagaing Region, Chin, and Kayah (Karenni) states due to the resistance stronghold.

July 14, 2023

The regime detained six military officials including the commander of Northern Command Major General Ko Ko Maung and one gem businessman for interrogation. A source told RFA Burmese that a truck carrying gunpowder was caught in Kanbaiti, and the transport was approved by General Ko Ko Maung.

July 16, 2023

Around 7 am, two bombs blasted in Myoma Market in Shwebo Town, Sagaing Region, injuring at least eight civilians.

July 17, 2023

The regime’s tribunal inside Mandalay Obo Prison sentenced Daw Ei Shwe Sin Myint, the founder of an online school under the NUG to 20 years in prison. She was arrested in late March 2022 along with 15 teachers from her school and charged with terrorist acts.

July 18, 2023

Mg Chit Lay, a 25-year-old motorbike taxi driver was killed within 24 hours of arrest after being in an accident with a soldier in Thanphyuzayar Town, Kyaikhto Township, Mon State. Around 11.30 am, he got into a motorbike accident with a soldier from the regime artillery unit 310.

July 19, 2023

The NUG’s President Duwa Lashi La commemorated the 76th Martyrs’ Day, honoring General Aung San and eight others who were assassinated. He also reminded people to remember and honor many forgotten heroes, including ethnic leaders whose histories have been concealed from the official records, and those who gave their lives for the continued struggle for democracy.

July 20, 2023

About 150 regime troops leaving Hakha Town conducted an offensive along Theemit plain area and seized a station of the Chin Defense Force (CDF). The station is located two miles from Thantlang Town, and the regime used ground and aerial operations to occupy it.

July 21, 2023

The Karen National Union (KNU) said that its forces seized the regime’s military camp, located on Latkhet hills in Myawaddy Town, Karen State on the morning of July 21. In the process, the KNU confiscated multiple weapons and artillery rounds, the exact quantity is still being verified.

July 22, 2023

The NUG announced that the online bank Spring Development Bank would commence a trial run. The Spring Development Bank is Myanmar’s first-ever financial institution solely operating with crypto and blockchain technology.

July 24, 2023

Sources from Naypyidaw told BBC Burmese that the detained leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from Naypyidaw Prison to a house in Naypyidaw where a deputy minister-level official lives. The military council does not disclose any information regarding Daw Aung San Suu Kyi because information related to her is classified as top secret.

July 25, 2023

The military council will tax online games and order telecom operators to coordinate. Moreover, it threatened to take action against online games that do not comply with the law.

July 26, 2023

The introduction of the new 20,000 Myanmar Kyat banknotes by the military regime has triggered significant economic consequences within the country. Domestically, the value of the Myanmar kyat has sharply declined, resulting in inflation and increased prices of foreign currencies, including gold. The junta leader, however, asserted that the currency circulation is normal and banks have sufficient deposits during a meeting of the Economic Affairs Committee on July 26. Ko Zaw Win Maung, a Tik Tok celebrity who posted a mocking video of the coup leader Min Aung Hlaing, was abducted by the regime’s soldiers in Mandalay.

July 27, 2023

The regime’s infantry unit 121 raided Indayant Village in Katha Township, Sagaing Region. The soldiers arrested five villagers during the raid and all of them were found dead on July 29. The KNU released news that the regime’s artillery fires had resulted in one death and four injuries in Thaton Township, Mon State. The shelling took place after a battle took place between the regime’s forces and a coalition of resistance forces between 4 am to 8 am.

July 28, 2023

The regime’s forces conducted a surprise raid on the office of the All Burma Federation Students Union (ABSFU) and killed three young leaders in Nyaung-kan Village, Budalin Township, Sagaing Region.

July 29, 2023

About 100-strong regime troops mounted an offensive at the military station of Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) located in Mankan Village, Muse Township, Shan State (north). The attack led to a full-blown clash which lasted from 10 am to 3:30 pm.

July 30, 2023

Deputy Brigadier General Thit Lwin Htoo, Coastal Deputy Commander from Tanintharyi Division, Colonel Thein Lin, and Commander of the Division, Brigadier General Win Kyaw, were arrested by the military council. The Deputy Commander Brigadier General Thit Lwin Htoo and the Regional Minister Colonel Thein Lin were removed from their positions and their assets were sealed and confiscated.

July 31, 2023

The regime’s Defence and Security Council meeting was held to extend another six months of the emergency period and the rule of SAC. Vice President Henry Van Thio, who has been detained since the coup, was seen at the meeting for the first time, and he reportedly supported the extension. The military council announced that it pardoned five out of 19 sentences that DASSK has been facing, and two out of 8 sentences that President U Win Myint has been facing. The NUG’s Prime Minister Mahn Win Khaing Than reassured that their political path would remain unchanged even if the detained leaders were released.


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