November 2021

November 1, 2021

Junta’s attempt to reopen school across the country amid Covid-19 met with protests and boycotts. Min Aung Hlaing amended Television and Audio Broadcasting Law, incorporating “broadcasting on internet” in the same legislation as well as adding prison time in addition to cash compensation if violated.

November 3, 2021

NUG’s Minister for Federal Affairs Dr Lian Hmung Sakhong’s home in Hakha Town of Chin State and the house of Mahn Johnny, former Chief Minister of Ayeyarwaddy Region, who is now taking arms in a liberated area, in Kyon Pyaw Township of Ayeyarwaddy were sealed by regime soldiers.

November 4, 2021

Thein Aung, Chief Financial Officer of military owned MyTel telecom as well as a high-ranking army veteran, was killed in an attack carried out by an unknown party.  The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s spokesperson said USD 372 million transferred by the IMF for COVID-19 vaccination went missing under the control of State Administration Council (SAC).

November 5, 2021

The former secretary of Dagon University’s Student’s Union Ko Sithu Aung Tin, who was abducted on September 14 along with fellow students, was charged with the sedition act 505A of Penal code and sentenced to 10-year imprisonment. Owner of Myint Myint Khin, famous traditional snack brand from Mandalay, was arrested by junta soldiers.

November 7, 2021

SAC soldier Min Min Soe from Phekhon Battalion 336 raped a 62-year-old woman from Nant Phalon village, Kutkai Township in Northern Shan State.

November 8, 2021

On the anniversary of the 2020 General Election, protesters came out to the streets roaring “Min Aung Hlaing will never get to rule us”. Ma Thinzar Zaw, a member of Dagon University Students’ Union, was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment by the military court.

November 9, 2021

NLD’s Kayin State Chief Minister, Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint was sentenced by junta’s court to 75 years of imprisonment and her colleague the Municipal Minister U Than Naing was given 90 years.  Arakan Army (AA) and junta’s forces encountered and exchanged some firings in Maungdaw Township for the first time since last year. Min Aung Hlaing and his justice department are said to be drafting Anti-Foreign Interference Bill which would be passed soon.

November 10, 2021

Regime forces launched airstrikes with military choppers at the villagers in Shin Myaung Area, near Kani Township of Sagaing Region.

November 11, 2021

Financial statement of Kirin Group mentioned that the profit from its joint venture with junta Myanmar Brewery is 49.4% lower in terms of Japanese Yen and 43.9% lower in terms of Myanmar Kyats compared to last year.  The 20-minute shootout between SAC’s troops and Arakan Army (AA) took place for the second time in Maungdaw Township, the northern part of Rakhine. A new mom, Aklui, 27, was reported to have been raped by three regime soldiers in front of her husband in Chin State’s Tedim Township.

November 12, 2021

The detained American journalist Danny Fenster was sentenced to a total of 11-year jail time. Daw Khin Mi Mi Kywe, the wife of NLD’s Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, testified that she had helped her husband prepare bribes for the detained leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

November 14, 2021

Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took control of three regime outposts in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township. Japanese diplomat Sasakawa, China’s Special Envoy of Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang, and Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai arrived unannounced in Myanmar and set to meet Min Aung Hlaing.

November 15, 2021

In Kachin State’s Mohnyin Township, the military dropped bombs from the aircraft near Hnamchi and Thayet mining areas around 2am. Danny Fenster, the American journalist, who was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment three days ago, was released and deported back to the US. Junta’s convoy carrying Dr Htay Aung, the Minister for Hotel and Tourism who was at Chaung Tha beach for the opening ceremony of tourism season, was detonated with landmines.

November 16, 2021

Regime soldiers announced that people are banned to ride motorbikes with a passenger in various parts of the country, and anyone found violating the rule will be shot without question commencing on November 20.

November 17, 2021

Junta media announced that a total of 43 People Defense Force (PDFs) members and 8 people supporting PDFs were arrested; one youth was caught dead during the arrest. All of them were arrested in relation to the famous shootings in Bargayar, Htantapin, Thanlyin bridge, and North Okkalapa Bridge of Yangon.

November 18, 2021

National League for Democracy (NLD)’s prominent member and parliamentarian Phyo Zeyar Thaw was abducted during a raid of Yadanar Hninsi Housing in Yangon.

November 19, 2021

Around 11am, three combat helicopters carried out airstrikes on villages in Yinmabin Township of Sagaing Region where PDF members were rumored to be staying at. A 13-year-old kid from Ywarthar Village was injured due to the indiscriminate shootings.

November 20, 2021

In Yangon, four youths were abducted during a raid of Royal Thuka Condo in Hlaing Township, another four in Alone Township also met with the same fate. A similar raid also took place in North Dagon according to netizens.

November 22, 2021

SAC troops raided the clinic operating in the Church in Naungyar, Loikaw Town of Kayah (Karenni) State. The junta’s forces arrested priests, nuns, doctors, nurses and some people from the church. Min Aung Hlaing was barred from participating in ASEAN-China special summit to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of ASEAN-China dialogue relations. Meanwhile, NUG’s Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Dr. Tu Hkawng was invited as a plenary speaker at ASEAN’s third climate and disasters resilience summit. On the first day of opening, the National Unity Government (NUG)’s treasury bond sales reached nearly 7 million dollars since both locals and Myanmar expatriates across the globe overwhelmingly purchased.

November 23, 2021

259 civil society organizations (CSOs) sent letters to Interpol representatives to bar Than Hlaing, Chief Police of SAC from attending Interpol General Assembly. The 19-year-old Phone Myint Aung, who was detained by junta soldiers on November 22 in Botahtaung Township, Yangon, died in the custody.

November 25, 2021

Kachin Independence Army (KIA)’s spokesperson Colonel Naw Bu said that soldiers from KIA battalion 26 were attacked by the regime with airstrikes using new Su-30 fighter jets recently purchased from Russia in Inndawgyi area of Monyin Township on November 25. A small group of peaceful protesters in the promotion area in Myanmar Plaza shopping mall in Yangon was chased and reportedly beaten by the guards. Due to the violent response by the mall’s security guards, the public boycotted the Myanmar Plaza.

November 26, 2021

Despite the International Court of Justice (ICJ) advocating the Myanmar junta to stop the Rohingya oppression activities, the State Administration Council (SAC) further imposed the law regarding the movement of Rohingya minorities. Under the new law, Rohingya people will be required to bring Form 4 in order to travel from one city to another.

November 27, 2021

Thantlang Town of Chin State suffered the ninth time of fire breakout within three months. The fire started around 4:30pm and burned down Saint Nicholas Church, making it the fourth religious building turned into ashes under Min Aung Hlaing’s regime. In Yangon’s Pazundaung Township, a couple in a Toyota van was shot by regime soldiers around 10pm because they failed to stop for inspection. The man on board passed away on the way to the hospital.

November 28, 2021

Monywa Aung Shin, the officer in charge of the central information committee of NLD, passed away with the recurring heart attack. The 76-year-old was arrested by Min Aung Hlaing’s forces on February 1 and only released on October 18. He passed away 41 days after his release. Argentina’s judiciary agreed to open genocide case committed by Myanmar military towards Rohingya people back in 2017. The case was brought in Buenos Aires by a UK-based Rohingya group. To commemorate the 101st National day, protests were observed throughout the country such as Yangon, Mandalay, Kalay, Bago, Naungcho, Launglon, Sarlingyi, Pakkoku, Magway, Budalin, and Hpakant where internet was banned.

November 30, 2021

The State Administration Council (SAC)’s court was scheduled to give its verdict in the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial today; however, the ruling was postponed to December 6 and the regime pressed new corruption charge against the detained leader.


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