November 1, 2022
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released its 2022 Global Impunity Index, where Myanmar made its first appearance on the list and ranked the eighth position. Save the Children said that more than 1.4 million people including 520,000 children have been displaced by the conflict in Myanmar- with 1.1 million forced to flee since the coup on February 1, 2021.
November 2, 2022
A Christian orphanage located in Sa Lone Ward, Pyigyitagon Township, Mandalay was forced to close by the regime soldiers, leaving children homeless and helpless.
November 3, 2022
Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong said, in Thailand, that the country considers imposing sanctions on Myanmar as security and human rights situations worsen in the country, although she did not provide a specific timeframe. Amnesty International released a report named “Deadly Cargo: Exposing the supply chain that fuels war crimes in Myanmar” which discloses how international oil and gas companies which sell aviation fuel to Myanmar ended up contributing to the junta’s air force.
November 4, 2022
The Institute for Strategy and Policy Myanmar, an independent research group, said in a report earlier in November that at least 1,650,661 people had been forced to flee their homes in regions such as Sagaing, Magway, Bago, Chin and Kayah as of November 2 in the 21 months since the military took control of Myanmar. Junta’s police chief from Ma-Ei Town, Taunggoke Township, Rakhine State was detained by the Arakan Army (AA) members in a donation event held by the general administrative office of the regime.
November 5, 2022
The Global Town Hall 2022, a live-stream event organized by the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), excluded two NUG ministers from its speakers after the UN’s interference. Thai police raided a house that was leased to a Myanmar national in Maesot, Thai-Myanmar border town controlled by Thailand, and seized at least 59 guns that were to be transported to the liberated areas of Myanmar.
November 7, 2022
Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing said the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) is the approach to building peace and a prosperous nation in his message for Karen State Day.
November 8, 2022
EU imposed targeted sanctions on 19 individuals who are associated with the military regime which included junta-appointed cabinet members, chief justice, military officials, as well as, crony business personnel.
November 10, 2022
The regime’s soldiers raided Sin Inn Gyi Village in Ponnagyun Township of Rakhine State, killed at least nine people including elderlies, and torched the civilians’ homes. The ASEAN leaders reiterated that the 5PC remains ‘the valid reference’ and that foreign ministers from the member states are tasked to develop an implementation plan with ‘concrete, measurable indicators with specific timelines’ to execute the consensus.
November 11, 2022
The Arakan Army issued a statement in which the ethnic armed group vowed to retaliate against the military regime, including the Light Infantry Division 550 which committed the Ponnagyun massacre.
November 12, 2022
The NUG issued a statement, calling the Five-Point Consensus ‘ill-fit’ for the purpose, and pointed out that the consensus should be reframed or expanded with the NUG’s consultation on developing implementation plans and practical indicators.
November 14, 2022
Dr Tayzar San, one of the junta’s most wanted figures, led a protest against the military dictatorship in Upper Myanmar. Last year, the junta issued an arrest warrant for him on incitement charges. The regime’s soldiers accompanied by ward administrators and military informers raided a safehouse of the local-based Special Underground Movement Force in Mawlamyaing’s Zeyar Thiri Ward in Mon State, leading to a full-blown back-and-forth firing.
November 15, 2022
KIA forces carried out a guerrilla attack on SAC’s convoy that was travelling toward Hpakant, Kachin State. The battle began in the afternoon at 1 pm and lasted until 4 pm. The junta forcibly demolished more than 200 squatter houses between 58th street and 115th street in Mandalay’s Pyigyitagon Township. Film director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi who has been detained since February 1, 2021, was released after the arbitrary arrest.
November 16, 2022
The UN’s Third Committee adopted the resolution on the “Situations of Human Rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” at the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly. The Assembly denounced “all abuses suffered by Rohingya Muslims perpetrated by Myanmar security and armed forces”.
November 17, 2022
Mass amnesty pardoned by the regime included big shots such as Australian economist Dr Sean Turnell, former British Ambassador Vicky Bowman, and the Japanese filmmaker Toru Kubota. Local big names include 88 Generation Leader Ko Mya Aye, Dr Myo Nyunt, U Kyaw Hoe and U Thein Oo of the NLD, famous writer Maung Tha Cho, Shwe Nya War Sayadaw and many more. The NUG’s interim president Duwa Lashi La gave an emergency speech online to remind that the public and the international community should not be blinded by the mass pardon as aerial attacks, torching, killing and torture continue to happen every day in Myanmar while thousands of detainees including the civilian leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other prominent leaders remain detained.
November 18, 2022
Cambodian Foreign Minister and ASEAN Special Envoy to Myanmar Prak Sakhonn considered the release of the prisoners as a signal of goodwill while mentioning the renowned detainees in his statement. The statement also said that the envoy plans to pay Myanmar another visit “in the coming weeks” to support “Myanmar’s return to normalcy and democratic path”. The NUG launched its office in Washington D.C. to familiarize itself with the D.C. community. U Moe Zaw Oo, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, U Htin Linn Aung, Minister for Communications & IT, and Myanmar’s representative to the United Nations U Kyaw Moe Tun were present at the event, talking to the community. During the regime’s press conference, spokesperson General Zaw Min Tun said that SAC no longer takes new loans from foreign countries, and it is already paying the previous loans from the past government. According to him, SAC has been paying both the principal and interest to the countries Myanmar borrowed money from, and so far about 1.498 billion USD repayment has been made.
November 21, 2022
Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing met Vinay Mohan Kwatra, a secretary from India’s Ministry of External Affairs, in Naypyidaw to discuss “cooperation of defense” and “security, peace and tranquility at the border region of both countries”.
November 22, 2022
Australia-based ANZ bank announced its departure from Myanmar after struggling with complicated and abnormal procedures of the banking sector in post-coup Myanmar. General Mya Tun Oo is banned from ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting held in Cambodia. The junta-appointed defence minister, who has received targetted sanctions by the US, UK and EU for committing crimes against humanity, was criticized as “not deserving” to share the meeting table with other ministers. Russian state-owned Rosatom Energy Projects announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar to cooperate with the joint pre-feasibility study on nuclear power plant construction in Myanmar.
November 23, 2022
Junta-appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Wunna Maung Lwin received World Health Organization (WHO)’s representative to Myanmar Dr Thushara Eraj Indranah Fernando in Naypyidaw as the WHO chief presented his credentials. About 50 police and people in civilian clothes bulldozed and demolished houses and a monastery in Yangon’s Mingaladon Township.
November 24, 2022
In Mandalay’s Pyigyitagon Township (K) ward, the junta forces demolished more than 1,200 houses with at least two backhoe trucks, causing the displacement of at least 2,000 people.
November 25, 2022
Rights group Justice for Myanmar exposed that Max Planck Foundation, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, invited the junta to nominate three representatives for a workshop to be held in Singapore from November 28 to December 2, 2022, on maritime security and the law of the sea.
November 26, 2022
The spokesperson from the Arakan Army (AA) announced that an informal ceasefire between the regime and AA has been negotiated. The regime forces launched an airstrike on the headquarter of the KNU’s Brigade 1 in Bilin Township, Mon State.
November 27, 2022
Burma Campaign UK issued a statement to call on the Qatar government to ban Myanmar military’s cargo vessels at its ports.
November 28, 2022
Two NLD parliamentarians, who were arrested in the Lay Kay Kaw raid in December 2021, received 26 years of imprisonment each.
November 29, 2022
In Shwe Bo Township, Sagaing Region, the regime forces torched three villages in one day as they accused that the villagers supported the PDFs. Ayeyarwaddy Bank, owned by famous businessman U Zaw Zaw, announced that it will transform into a public company.