September 2021

September 1, 2021

About 20 soldiers defected along with their arms in Kalaymyo, Sagaing Region. Junta’s forces raided two Baptist Christian churches in a village in Mindat, Chin State.

September 3, 2021

About 50,000 villagers from 19 different villages in Pale township, Sagaing Region, fled from their homes this morning since they heard that the regime’s soldiers would raid their villages.

September 4, 2021

Several explosions took place in Yangon’s townships such as North Dagon, South Dagon, Thingangyun and South Okkalapa, and one policeman was reportedly killed during an explosion took place at North Dagon police station.

September 5, 2021

ASEAN Special Envoy Erywan Yusof told Kyodo Online News that he requested a four-month long ceasefire to junta appointed foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin until the end of 2021 so that humanitarian aid could be delivered.

September 6, 2021

Court hearings of President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were postponed again to September 13 and 14, and the lawyers were not permitted to schedule a meeting with them. In Sagaing and Magway regions, 14 People Defense Forces (PDF), that represent 14 townships and villages, formed an alliance to fight the military regime together.

September 7, 2021

National Unity Government (NUG)’s interim president Duwa Lashi La declared a defensive war against military and announced that nationwide defensive attacks would target the military’s establishments.

September 9, 2021

A grenade was thrown into a military truck and killed at least two and injured many in Sanchaung township, Yangon. Voice of Myanmar (VOM) reported that about a dozen towers, which belonged to military owned MyTel Telecom in Sagaing Region, were destroyed. Karen National Union (KNU)’s Brigade 3 and 5 combined and seized a military outpost in Bago Region.

September 10, 2021

Myanmar Kyat (MMK) has hit the lowest depreciation record as one US dollar was now equivalent to MMK 2020.

September 11, 2021

A group of university alumni forces led the demonstrations at Myanmar Plaza in Yangon, and encouraged everyone to participate in the revolution against the military.

September 13, 2021

NUG issued a press statement that called for the international community to recognize NUG as the legitimate government of the people of Myanmar. More than 100 houses of the villagers were burnt down from Myin Thar, Kone Ywar, Thar Lin, Nhan Khar, Htal Hlaw (Bin) villages in Gantgaw Township, Magway Region Multiple news outlets reported that a car that was carrying money from Ayeyarwady Bank was robbed by seven men who were dressed as police and traffic police, and about four billion MMK were robbed.

September 14, 2021

Foreign Policy reported that the United States and China, two big powerhouses, agreed to keep Myanmar’s Permanent Representative U Kyaw Moe Tun in his position until November when the Credential Committee makes a decision. Karen National Union (KNU)’s department of information reported that the combined forces of the regime military and Border Guard Forces (BGF) launched heavy artillery attacks and carried out indiscriminate shootings in Bili township, Thaton District. Internet shutdown was imposed in some townships in Sagaing Region, Mandalay Region, and Magway Region.

September 15, 2021

Six students from Dagon University were abducted by junta’s forces in downtown Yangon. U Hla Myo Htut, the first policeman joining the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in Kalay Township of Sagaing Region passed away in one of the battles in Mingin, Sagaing Region

September 16, 2021

Three Burmese women was selected as Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021. Ei Thinzar Maung, the incumbent Deputy Minister of Women, Youths and Children Affairs of the National Unity Government, and Esther Ze Naw Bamvo, a leader of the Kachin Peace Network were highlighted for leading anti-coup protests in the early days of the coup in February. A Burmese-American NASA scientist Daw MiMi Aung, was also applauded for her efforts in leading the team to successfully land the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars.

September 18, 2021

At least ten houses were set on fire by junta’s forces in Thantlang Township, Chin State and no fire engines came to rescue. Chin Christian pastor Cung Biak Hum was shot dead and his wedding ring was looted by junta’s soldiers who cut off the pastor's finger.

September 19, 2021

Seven youth activists and students’ union members were detained in Yangon.   During his trip to Kachin State, Min Aung Hlaing was unable to make a trip to Putao as KIA blocked the road between Putao and Myitkyina for three days beginning 19 September.

September 20, 2021

Minister of Defense, U Yee Mon, of the National Government Unity (NUG) announced on his social media page that the people’s revolution, in particular, the armed wing, will step up the game.   About 20,000 people from Hakha and Thantlang towns have fled from their homes as the regime continues to launch heavy artillery shelling to the small towns.

September 21, 2021

Junta’s guard soldier on Yangon-Naypyitaw highway checkpoint argued with his lieutenant supervisor before shooting him to death and fled away. During UN Assembly Meeting yesterday, U.S. president Joe Biden delivered the speech stating that the democratic forces in Myanmar were fighting the battle against the dictatorship, and he pledged to contribute towards a peaceful, prosperous future.

September 22, 2021

Junta’s truck was detonated near Kanni Village, Kyaikhto Township of Mon State and caused at least 25 deaths and injured five. Global Center for Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) held an annual meeting and U Kyaw Moe Tun representing National Unity Government (NUG) attended and gave a speech.

September 23, 2021

Junta charged the detained leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, her cabinet members U Kyaw Win, U Soe Win, U Set Aung, and economics advisor Mr. Sean Turnell with Official Secrets Act and held a court hearing. A ferry boat transporting civilians on Chindwin River between Sarlingyi and Monywa townships in Sagaing Region was attacked by junta’s forces. Ko Sithu Kaung Myat was shot and killed following a brief back and forth firings in Bago Region which also saw the mother detained.

September 25, 2021

Three young persons including Dr. Zin Lin and nurse Khin Khin Kywe were detained from an apartment in Sanchaung, before being tortured and shot dead near Myaynigone flyover. Junta’s forces reported dropped bombs near Wanbe Inn Village and all forms of telecommunication were disconnected in Pinlebu Township.

September 26, 2021

Internet has been cut off in eight townships in Chin State, ten townships in Sagaing Region, four townships in Magway Region, two places in Mandalay Region and one in Kachin State according to VOA Burmese.

September 28, 2021

The depreciation of Myanmar Kyats breaks record again and plummets to 2,700 per USD. Gold price has also exceeded 2.2 million Kyat per tical and it has entered into the danger level according to market experts. SAC’s forces reportedly entered Lay Kay Kaw Myothit in Karen State which is 10 miles south of Myawaddy Town within Karen National Union’s Brigade 6 territory.

September 29, 2021

Freedom House’s latest report said that Myanmar’s Internet Freedom index dropped 14 point which was “the largest decline ever recorded in Freedom on the Net”.


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