October 2021

October 1

National Unity Government (NUG)’s Spring Lottery team announced 75 winners from the pilot
project in August, and 62 of them pledged their reward money as contributions to the NUG .
Former Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein testified against the detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi
in a corruption case filed by the junta.

October 2

Monks’ protest rally in Mandalay was cracked down violently as junta’s forces rammed into them
with a private car. A monk was shot and five were abducted.

October 4

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi responded “all absurd” on the accusation that the Yangon Region
Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein had bribed her during the previous government term.

October 5

Ministry of Planning, Finance and Investment (MoPFI) of NUG announced that Myanmar citizens
could start paying taxes online.
A parcel bomb exploded inside Criminal Investigation Department (CID), injuring four policemen
including Lieutenant Colonel Zaw Than.

October 6

Eighteen navy personnel, who bounded for Ukraine in connection to a Myanmar navy frigate
construction project involving two Ukrainian state-owned arms companies, were denied entry at the
Kyiv airport.
French Senate voted to recognise the NUG, and the issue will later be discussed at the National
Assembly as the next step.
US Congress introduced the Burma Act of 2021, a critical next step in response to the Burmese
people’s call for the US to support a return to democratic governance in Myanmar.

October 7

European Parliament voted to recognise NUG as the legitimate representative of Myanmar, and
Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) as the legitimate legislative body.
NUG’s Representative to United Nations U Kyaw Moe Tun was honoured with John S. McCain
Freedom Award by the International Republican Institute.

October 9

A family of four passed away in Hpa An Township, Kayin State while taking out their properties from
a bomb shelter as they suffered shortage of oxygen in the shelter.
State Administration Council (SAC) released a statement that 220 guns and bombs they captured on
October 5 in Mandalay belonged to Kachin Independence Army (KIA).

October 11

More than 100 soldiers raided Laythar village of Htigyaint Township in Sagaing Region and fired
heavy artillery into the village. Four civilians were killed due to the artillery shelling.
Junta prepared for intense military operations in Sagaing Region and Chin State by sending
Myanmar Press Freedom In-Depth (MPFI-D) released the list of 54 journalists who have been
detained and charged with sedition law by the junta.

October 12

President Win Myint said at the court hearing that two high rank generals threatened him to retire
from the president position “due to poor health condition” on the morning of February 1, or
otherwise, his life would not be guaranteed. He rejected the regime’s demand.
Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) banned selling of military products in its controlled areas.
ASEAN Envoy Erywan Yusof was scheduled to meet with a few political parties in Naypyidaw yet the
meeting was cancelled last minute due to the omission of NLD.

October 13

Two Chinese-backed LNG power plants in Yangon were shut down due to financial fall out.

October 15

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked to postpone a virtual meeting with Southeast Asian
ministers at the last minute to avoid signalling any recognition of Myanmar’s military government by
being in the same online room as the military’s envoy.

October 16

According to the decision by foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
(ASEAN), Min Aung Hlaing was excluded from ASEAN summit on October 26.

October 18

A total of 5,600 people arrested or subject to arrest warrants for taking part in anti-coup protests
since February were released.

October 21

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) announced that 110 people, who were released
on October 18, were arrested again, and some more fled to avoid arrests from the regime’s forces.
Counsellor of the US State Department Derek Chollet met the Monetary Authority of Singapore and
discussed “ways to limit the Burmese military regime’s access to overseas financial assets”.

October 24

Ko Jimmy, a prominent pro-democracy student leader from 88 Generation, was arrested, and he was
seriously injured during the arrest. He had to undergo major operation at a military hospital.

October 25

ASEAN invited permanent secretary from junta’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, yet junta decided not to
attend the summit unless Min Aung Hlaing or one of the ministers was invited.
NUG’s Interim President Duwa Lashi La and Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung met virtually with
the US’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

October 26

ASEAN’s 38th and 39th summits began without any representative from Myanmar.

October 27

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Ms Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore as his new
Special Envoy on Myanmar.
U Tin Tun Naing, minister for the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Investment of NUG, announced
that NUG will start selling the long anticipated zero interest-rate treasury bonds worth the value of
$1 billion.

October 28

The regional NLD office in Chanayetharzan Township, Mandalay was bombed during curfew hours.
NUG announced that it has formed the Central Command and Coordination Committee (C3C), in
collaboration with some ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) to focus on building chain of command
to fight against junta’s forces.

October 29

In Thantlang town of Chin State, regime’s forces were reportedly raiding the houses since 9.30am
and a minimum of 100 houses and the biggest church of the town, Thantlang Baptist Church (TBC)
were set ablaze.
U Win Htein, a senior member of National League for Democracy (NLD), has been sentenced to 20
years in jail for sedition. He was detained on February 4, and immediately charged with treason
when he called Min Aung Hlaing “pathetic” for committing the coup during one of the interviews
with a local media.


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