June 2023

June 1, 2023

With the facilitation of China, a dialogue between the military regime’s peace negotiation team and three members of the Northern Alliance took place in Mongla, Eastern Shan State.

June 2, 2023

U Set Aung, who served as the Deputy Minister of Planning & Finance during the NLD administration, was released from Ramethin Prison. He faced charges for alleged violations of the Official Secrets Act.

June 3, 2023

UN Special Envoy Dr. Noeleen Heyzer met with Daw Zin Mar Aung, the NUG’s Foreign Minister, in Geneva, Switzerland. Daw Zin Mar Aung acknowledged the UN official’s effort in the most difficult time and said that an individual cannot succeed in solving the issue, but the international community must work together. Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia’s Minister of Defense, urged the Myanmar military to cease its attacks against civilians and remove itself from the country’s politics.

June 4, 2023

According to the invitation of Arizona State University ASU, NUG Government Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe attended a seminar and explained the current situation of the revolution to Burmese ethnic families in Arizona, United States.

June 6, 2023

Two women were found dead with multiple gun wounds in their Htantapin Township, Yangon home. The victims were identified as the mother and the cousin of Kaung Zarni Hein, who has been detained and charged by the regime for allegedly killing the military supporter/singer Li Li Naing Kyaw in May.

June 7, 2023

U Than Myint, the elder brother of U Aung Kyaw Moe, the human rights advisor of the NUG was reportedly attacked with knives by an unknown group of men near Nwe Aye Mosque in Botahtaung Township, Yangon, and died of multiple wounds.

June 8, 2023

The regime-controlled basic education department announced the results of the matriculation examination which took place in March. Despite the students’ boycott, the percentage of passing students increased.

June 9, 2023

The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announced that the military regime suspended travel authorization for humanitarian workers from the UN and other international organizations in Rakhine State after a centralized meeting in Naypyidaw.

June 12, 2023

The Interim Executive Council of Karenni State (IEC) was officially formed with six council members. Acting President of the National Unity Government NUG Duwah Lashila said that the establishment of the Karenni Interim Administrative Council is an important center for the new federal democratic state in the future.

June 13, 2023

The NUG announced that it has appointed Australian economic advisor Dr. Sean Turnell as an interim special advisor to the Central Bank.

June 14, 2023

The Myanmar military regime arrested two labor organizers from a garment factory, following their involvement in protests by employees demanding better wages. The protests were sparked by the expulsion of labor organizers in Yangon who had advocated for higher pay.

June 15, 2023

In Switzerland, the Human Rights Minister of the NUG, U Aung Myo Min, along with U Kyaw Soe Moe, the International Relations Officer of the Ministry of Labor, and Daw Khaing Za Aung, a Central Executive Member of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM), held discussions with international labor officials from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in Geneva.

June 16, 2023

Thailand’s General Prayuth announced to host the Track 1.5 discussion on Myanmar's issues before the end of their term in power following the election defeat. The State Administration Council's Minister of Foreign Affairs will be invited to participate in the event. Although it is unlikely that ASEAN President Indonesia will attend, it is anticipated that countries involved in the Myanmar issue will be present at the meeting.

June 17, 2023

During a meeting in Naypyidaw, the coup leader Min Aung Hlaing claimed that the military provided advice and assistance to the NLD government led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, but it yielded limited results. He said that the military played a crucial role in promoting democracy and drew upon their political experience during the NLD government's tenure following their victory in the 2015 elections.

June 18, 2023

About 100 regime troops raided the villages located on the border of Sagaing, Wetlet, and Ayadaw townships in the Sagaing Region. After three-day of terrorism, four villagers were found dead in two different locations.

June 19, 2023

The detained leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi turned 78. Her well-wishers across the globe staged the Flower Strike to resemble the way she wore flowers in her short ponytail.

June 21, 2023

During a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia, the UN’s Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Mr. Tom Andrews emphasized the need for ASEAN to increase its efforts in putting pressure on the Myanmar regime to halt its violence and human rights abuses. He called on Indonesia to show leadership by not attending meetings where the junta’s representatives are present. The US imposed economic sanctions on the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB) and the Myanmar Investment and Commercial Bank (MICB), both of which are under the control of the junta.

June 22, 2023

Despite the condemnation from other dialogue partners, the defense ministries of the Myanmar military junta and the Russian Federation continued to co-host meetings and conduct counter-terrorism training alongside neighboring countries.

June 23, 2023

Up to 100 regime soldiers including a lieutenant colonel and a deputy battalion commander defected from their troops in the Mae Sae area in Kayah (Karenni) State at the Thai-Myanmar border according to U Naing Htoo Aung, the NUG’s Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Defense.

June 24, 2023

In a statement issued by the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC), the council urged China to cease its cooperation with the military in intelligence matters and to stop selling weapons. The 10-point statement emphasized that China’s cooperation with the military council is negatively affecting the bilateral relationship between the two countries for both the long term and the short term.

June 25, 2023

The Australian government announced that it planned to provide USD 10.5 million to support the 1.6 million Myanmar people who were affected by Cyclone Mocha.

June 26, 2023

PACT Global Microfinance Fund in Myanmar announced its closure due to the challenging circumstances created by the current regime such as demands to surrender assets and implementation of new regulations. The microfinance fund also announced that it has forgiven over USD 156 million in outstanding debts owed by 890,000 borrowers.

June 27, 2023

The NUG announced that three of its ministers held a meeting with Derek Chollet, Counsellor of the US Department of State. Minister for Education and Health Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, along with NUG Union Ministers U Htin Lin Aung and U Moe Zaw Oo, met with the US foreign affairs consultant to bolster the democracy movement and discussed the provision of assistance to individuals impacted by Cyclone Mokha. The World Bank released a new report in which it warned that policy failures under the military regime will contribute to permanent damage to Myanmar’s economy.

June 28, 2023

The NUG’s Minister of Finance and Investment, U Tin Tun Naing, announced their plan to ensure that the bonds issued and sold by the military council and its subsidiary organizations are illegal and not supported by any guarantees.

June 29, 2023

Maung Waik, who testified against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in favor of the military was released from prison according to his social media post. In 2021, Maung Waik testified in a junta-controlled court that he bribed the detained leader with gold bars and US dollars while she was in office.

June 30, 2023

June 30, 2023


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