May 2021

May 1, 2021

The United Nations Security Council urged immediate action on the consensus reached at the previous week's ASEAN summit on the crisis in Myanmar.

May 3, 2021

KIA shot down a Myanmar military helicopter in the northern state of Kachin.

May 4, 2021

NLD legislator Thet Win Hlaing was killed by a parcel bomb explosion along with three police officers who were participating in the civil disobedience movement. The U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the crisis in Myanmar, with testimony from Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar's permanent representative to the United Nations.

May 5, 2021

Junta amended the nighttime curfew in Yangon from 8pm to 10pm. The curfew continues until 4am as before. NUG announced the formation of People’s Defense Force (PDF) . More than 200 nongovernmental organizations called the United Nations Security Council to declare a ban on selling weapons to Myanmar's junta.

May 6, 2021

Myanmar mixed-martial arts fighter Phoe Thaw was critically injured during the bomb blast in Yangon, he was later arrested and accused of colluding to commit violent acts.

May 7, 2021

The Myanmar Investment Commission approved $2.8 billion LNG-to-power projects, without giving details of the companies behind the projects or which countries they are from.

May 8, 2021

Junta declared PDF as terrorist group alongside with NUG and CRPH and accused them of inciting bombing, torturing and killing.

May 11, 2021

Thailand authorities arrested three senior Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) journalists in Chiang Mai. Protesters gathered for a "flash mob" in Yangon to mark a milestone: 100 days since the military ousted their elected government.

May 12, 2021

NUG accused the Junta of crimes against humanity in a new statement on the 100th day since the coup, and vows to bring violators to account. A fortress from Talokmyo village in Myingyan township was overtaken by junta’s soldiers who also arrested at least 100 villagers.

May 13, 2021

Junta dropped the charges against detained Japanese reporter Yuki Kitazumi before he was deported.

May 14, 2021

Junta imposed martial law in a town in Mindat, Chin State. Despite the declaration of martial law in Chin State, fighting went on and six military trucks were seized by the Chinland Defense Force (CDF) in the region.

May 17, 2021

Thuzar Wint Lwin, Myanmar's Miss Universe contestant, who made it to the finals, used the pageant on May 16 to urge the world to speak out against the military junta. The 2020 Myanmar general election reflected "the true will of the electorate," according to a final comprehensive report by The Asian Network for Free Elections, an international monitoring group, which counters the junta's allegation of electoral fraud.

May 18, 2021

A ward administrator in Yangon was shot dead after mysterious bombings in Lanmadaw township.

May 19, 2021

United Nations General Assembly’s meeting to vote on a draft resolution calling for the suspension of arms supplies to Myanmar was postponed.

May 20, 2021

Irrawaddy reported that the age limit of 65 years for the positions of commander-in-chief and deputy commander-in-chief have been lifted just days after the military coup on Feb. 1.

May 21, 2021

Japan considers cutting off all official development assistance to Myanmar, even for ongoing projects. Junta-appointed election commission said it will dissolve National League for Democracy party because of electoral fraud. Two bombs blasted in Sanchaung township of Yangon, and one member of military security force was killed.

May 22, 2021

During interview with Phoenix Television, Min Aung Hlaing said that junta aimed to create a "federal state based on multi-party democracy," if possible "within a year". A shootout between civilian-formed defense force and military-defense force took place in Thuwanna township in Yangon, and one military personnel was killed.

May 23, 2021

People Defense Force in Kayah State seized Mobye police station and killed at least 18 police force members.

May 24, 2021

Junta-owned TV broadcast the scene of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and Dr. Myo Aung appearing at a court for the first time in Naypyidaw. Danny Fenster, Managing Editor of Frontier Myanmar, was detained at Yangon International airport.

May 25, 2021

A bomb explosion took place at a wedding in Thingangyun Township where four people, including the bride, were killed by the bomb hidden in a wedding present.

May 27, 2021

Energy companies Total and Chevron suspended payments to Myanmar's junta from a joint gas business. At least six bombs blasted in Yangon’s Thaketa township where a local ward administrator was also shot to death. CRPH signed an agreement with Kachin Political Interim Coordination Team (KPICT) to form a regional government in Kachin State.

May 28, 2021

Myanmar national football team played against Japan as world cup qualifier game, faced protest from the Myanmar people outside of the stadium. They eventually lost the game 10- 0. An unknown armed force opened fire at military force in Thaketa township, Yangon; one member of military forces was reportedly killed.

May 29, 2021

Bombs blasted took place in Kyimyindaing and Hlaing Tharyar townships of Yangon early in the morning. Junta blocked all the road access to get into Kayah State. NUG signed an agreement with Chin National Front (CNF) to cooperate in the fight against the military regime. Junta imposed stay-at-home order in Sagaing’s Tamu township and Chin’s Tonzan township for growing COVID-19 cases.


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