October 2022

October 1, 2022

The End of Dictatorship project announced that it has received pre-orders for more than 300 land plots for the Spring Mandalay Investment project.

October 2, 2022

The NUG appointed Dr Ngin Tan Maung, a Chin parliamentarian representing Mindat Town, as the deputy minister for the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, and Disaster Management.

October 3, 2022

Myanmar Now reported that a leaked document from Mandalay’s Obo Prison claimed that a political prisoner died on September 17 due to the prison staff’s failure to provide medical treatment and poor living conditions inside the prison.

October 4, 2022

The military proxy USDP party began its two-day convention which shifted the party’s leadership. The convention elected the coup leader’s close aide Khin Yi as its chairman. The Phnom Penh Post reported that the Myanmar junta will not be invited to the upcoming 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit which will be held on November 10-13, and only non-political representatives from Myanmar will be allowed.

October 5, 2022

The military regime opened a case against U Khine Myat Kyaw, the editor of Sittwe-based news Narinjara, with Article 66 of Telecommunications Law, and Penal Code Section 505A for a news story from Mrauk-U Township. Switzerland-based investment company Trafigura announced that its PUMA Energy planned to sell its shares to a local company and leave Myanmar. According to the statement, the board decided to leave Myanmar in early 2022, and it has now agreed to sell its shares from Puma Energy Asia Sum (PEAS) and National Energy Puma Aviation Services (NEPAS) to a local business.

October 6, 2022

Malaysia deported 150 Myanmar nationals, including six navy officers who attempted to take refuge with UNHCR. The US Treasury listed Dynasty International, owned by two Myanmar arms dealers, in its sanction blacklist for “supporting the oppressive military junta”. The US sanction targeted the owners Aung Moe Myint and brother Hlaing Moe Myint, and the company’s director Myo Thitsa, for “supplying weapons, armaments, missiles and aircraft to the regime”. Three fighter jets of the military regime bombed Makatta Village, Kyarinseikkyi Township, Karen State which is 10 miles away from the Thai border. The attack came around 2 am and hit a monastery.

October 7, 2022

The NUG announced that the government estimated one year of wartime to uproot Min Aung Hlaing’s regime, and it has been strategizing six different war fronts with the help of alliance forces. About 120 political prisoners in Mandalay’s Obo Prison were transferred to prisoners in smaller towns to disperse the anti-regime force.

October 9, 2022

During the festival of light celebration, young protesters from Yangon Revolution Force’s Soft Strike Community went up to the iconic Shwedagon pagoda to hold a banner that says “Viva la revolution for justice” amid the tight security with a mere belief that the public who come to pay homage to the pagoda is on their side.

October 10, 2022

A Chinese-backed power plant was opened on October 10 in Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone in Rakhine State where Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hen and junta-appointed deputy minister for electric power Daw Aung Zeya were in attendance.

October 11, 2022

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on October 11 that the Myanmar military used Japan-funded passenger ships to transport military soldiers and reinforcement in September 2022. London-based clothing company Mark & Spencer announced that it will terminate its sourcing in Myanmar factories, and will leave the country responsibly by March 2023. Japanese car company Toyota started manufacturing Hixus trucks in its factory in Thilawa SEZ, 19 months after its initial plan to operate in Myanmar.

October 13, 2022

The special court inside Naypyidaw Prison sentenced U Aung Naing Oo, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s security officer, to 10 years of jail time for breaching the Official Secrets Act.

October 14, 2022

Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)’s General Ta Phone Kyaw said that the civilian-elected National Unity government needs to strengthen its tactic to form meaningful alliances with some ethnic armed groups. The military regime announced that it would sue BBC Burmese and the Irrawaddy for their reports on the shootout at Kyikehteeyo Pagoda on October 12, to which the regime claimed “wrongful reports”. The People’s Defense Forces (PDF) reportedly attacked the regime’s Mingalardone Airforce, Yangon with electric free-flight rockets.

October 15, 2022

On the 7th anniversary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), the coup leader Min Aung Hlaing gave a speech and said that the NCA will continue to be upheld for the peace process. New Mon State Party signed an agreement with the military council to continue the peace dialogues despite the condemnation of Mon youths and Mon organizations.

October 17, 2022

Junta-appointed Union Election Commission (UEC) chair Thein Soe and member Aung Moe Myint attended the summit organized by the Association of World Election Bodies in Cape Town, South Africa.

October 19, 2022

A bomb blast at the visitor centre of Insein Prison was followed by the indiscriminate shooting of the regime soldiers, killing five civilians and three prison staff, and injuring several. The deceased included the mother of famous activist James @ Lin Htet Naing who was arrested in June this year. The military council organized a jewelry fair for six days with limited participation from both sellers and buyers.

October 20, 2022

Wai Moe Naing, a prominent protest leader from Monywa, received four more years of jail time under the Natural Disaster Law, and Penal Code Section 505A for incitement, which added up to a total of 14 years.

October 21, 2022

Seoul University’s department of Southeast Asia organized a conference on Myanmar titled, “Spring Revolution and Myanmar’s Long Road Toward National Unity” to discuss Myanmar’s current situation and future. Financial Action Task Force (FATF) added Myanmar to its blacklist which contains countries with high risks of money laundering and illicit financial flows.

October 22, 2022

A short film taken with iPhone 11 about a defective soldier “The Road Not Taken” was screened in New York six shows in one day. The film was directed by Ko Pauk, and is based on a true story.

October 23, 2022

Around 9 pm, the military launched an airstrike at a music concert held in commemoration of the Kachin Independence Organization’s 62nd year of formation at the KIA Battalion 9 area in Hpakant Township, Kachin State. The aerial attack killed at least 50 civilians including local celebrities and youths. A military chopper and soldiers opened fire at Sinkontine Village in Katha Township of Sagaing Region, killing a 12-year-old girl and injuring another child. 96 Myanmar nationals who entered Thailand illegally were arrested by Thai authorities in Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi provinces.

October 25, 2022

In his speech for the commemoration of the formation of KIO, Chairman General N’Ban La said that the Kachin armed group will accelerate its military offensives and approach with a new strategy due to the military’s indiscriminate attacks on civilians.

October 27, 2022

ASEAN foreign ministers gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia to discuss the implementation of the five-point consensus, where a non-political representative from Myanmar was invited to the special meeting. The regime released a press statement regarding the ASEAN special meeting, which threatened the ASEAN that putting additional pressure by setting a timeframe for the implementation of the five-point consensus would only “create more negative implications than positive ones”.

October 28, 2022

Seventeen dead bodies, including the body of an underage boy, were found in Phalan Pin Village of Pale Township, Sagaing Region after the regime’s raid on October 25.

October 29, 2022

The Karen National Union (KNU)’s spokesperson Padoh Saw Taw Nee released a video message and said that the peace process is destroyed since the day the military staged the coup.

October 31, 2022

Five CDM healthcare workers including a surgeon from Mandalay were detained for providing medical supplies to the PDFs in Sagaing Region. The regime announced that it had arrested 10 members of the Inya Urban Force(IUF) which carried out the assassination of retired general Ohn Thwin and his son-in-law last month.


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