May 2023

May 1, 2023

A philanthropist/music composer named Sawpa Baloo was arrested by the regime’s forces in Meikhtila
Town, Mandalay Region.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) said that worker exploitation in Myanmar has worsened
since the 2021 military coup.

May 2, 2023

China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang met the junta chief Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyidaw where the pair
expressed their friendship and commitment to improving bilateral relations amidst the escalating
violence in the country.

May 3, 2023

The regime released 2153 detainees from prisons across the country in commemoration of Vesak Day. Among the released individuals, 1277 are political prisoners as confirmed by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).

May 4, 2023

Seven civilians, including three children, were killed, and ten others were injured in an aerial bomb attack by the regime in Minkin Township, Sagaing Region.

May 5, 2023

A 100-strong military column raided the villages on the northeastern side of Ayadaw Township in the Sagaing Region, resulting in the displacement of over 6000 residents from six villages. The People Defense Force (PDF) celebrated two year of the formation, and President Duwa Lashi La said that the armed resistance has been accelerated.

May 6, 2023

The regime bombed Langkor Village in Pekon Town on the Shan-Karenni border, causing serious injuries to a 10-year-old child and two civilians, and destroying a Christian church and several homes.

May 7, 2023

In Yangon’s Mingaladon Township, the sister and the niece of U Win Naing, a township NLD executive, were reportedly shot and killed by Pyu Saw Htee members.

May 8, 2023

The convoy carrying Representatives of the ASEAN’s AHA Center and employees from the Singapore and Indonesia embassies was attacked by unknown gunmen in eastern Shan State.

May 9, 2023

Residents from northern Rakhine townships such as Pauktaw, Myebon, Minbya, and Rathedaung were evacuated with the combined efforts of the AA and the locals from the impact of Cyclone Mocha.

May 10, 2023

The regime soldiers reportedly killed and burned the bodies of 18 residents of Nyaungpintha Village in Htantapin Township, Bago Region. The group, consisting of eight men and 10 women, including four underage boys from the village, was targeted during the raid by 100 soldiers.

May 11, 2023

The Weapons Law, which consists of nine chapters and includes eight prohibitions and ten punishments, was signed and enacted by the coup leader Min Aung Hlaing. The law carries a maximum death penalty if convicted in a military council court, and imprisonment ranging from three months to life imprisonment depending on the crime.

May 12, 2023

Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing said that his regime would annihilate the resistance forces in a speech he gave to the army officials and military family in Kengton Township in Shan State. He said the regime has the duty to create a stable country and to build peace with the ethnic armed groups. Another regime horror show in Sagaing Region resulted in the death of three women, including a 7-year- old child, and injury to a four-month-old baby. The incident occurred around 7am in Than Zin Village, Yinmabin Township when approximately 100 regime soldiers opened fire upon seeing a crowd gathered for a funeral alms offering.

May 13, 2023

The NUG announced that it has allocated USD 1 million in funds for the emergency response to Cyclone Mocha.  Arakan Army (AA) said that it evacuated more than 100,000 people in Rakhine State to a safe space to protect from the impact of Cyclone Mocha in five days.

May 14, 2023

An intense conflict broke out between the regime forces and the local PDFs near the Dawei Special Economic Zone in the Nabuye area of Yephyu Township, Tanintharyi Region.

May 16, 2023

Myanmar citizens residing in Japan staged a protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo, expressing their discontent with the Chinese government.

May 17, 2023

Tom Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Myanmar, published a report revealing that the military regime had purchased weapons and raw materials worth at least USD 1 billion from foreign nations to crack down on the anti-regime forces.

May 18, 2023

UNOCHA said that it has been closely monitoring the development in Rakhine State and waiting for approval from the military council to enter the area to provide humanitarian assistance.

May 19, 2023

Ten detainees from Taungoo Prison escaped from their cells, and nine of them successfully reached a liberated area. Myanmar’s permanent representative to the UN Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun expressed the need for relief and resettlement assistance in the aftermath of Cyclone Mocha at a UN meeting.

May 21, 2023

Khin-U PDF and Civil Administration Group seized and destroyed 540 cartons of Dagon Beer produced by the military conglomerate MEHL. The beers were carried by three cars and were worth MMK 4,2480,000 (approx: USD 20,000).

May 22, 2023

More than 70 undocumented Myanmar migrant workers were arrested by Thai authorities in Mae Sot.

May 24, 2023

A popular hip-hop artist Byuhar was reportedly arrested after his video criticizing the regime for failing to provide stable electricity went viral on social media. Byuhar singled out the coup leader Min Aung Hlaing and the minister for electricity supply in his outbursts.

May 25, 2023

NUG Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe held a meeting with the US Benjamin J Allen to discuss Myanmar affairs, particularly focusing on the human rights violations perpetrated by the regime against the Myanmar people. Two KIO administrative officers were arrested by the regime’s soldiers together with jade stones.

May 26, 2023

Ma Hmu Yadana Khat Moh Moh Tun, a reporter from Myanmar Pressphoto Agency, received 10 years imprisonment with hard labor under Anti-Terrorism Law Section 50(J) from the regime-controlled Thingangyun District Court.

May 28, 2023

During the meeting between Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and Palaung State Liberation Front/Ta’ang National Liberation Party (PSLF/TNLA) in Maijaryang in mid-May, the two ethnic armed groups reached a consensus to eradicate the military dictatorship.

May 29, 2023

Singer, pro-military supporter, and Patriotic Association of Myanmar member Li Li Naing Kyaw was shot to death around 7pm. She was responsible for the arrests of many pro-democracy protesters in Yankin Township.

May 30, 2023

The NUG published a letter of condolence to four comrades from Demoso Medic Units who passed away during the airstrike bombings in Demoso. The four victims were Caroline Khine Lin, Angela, Mya Htwe, and Bosco.

May 31, 2023

Eleven PDFs from Chinland National Defense Forces died due to the airstrike bombings in Thee Mit Battle which happened in Hakha township in Chin State.


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