September 2022

September 1, 2022

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released a report, stating that thousands of local residents have fled due to recent fighting between the junta forces and Arakan Army in Rakhine State and Chin State’s Paletwa Township.

September 2, 2022

A junta-controlled court in Naypyidaw Detention Center came to a verdict that State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint were guilty of committing electoral fraud in the 2020 election and imprisoned three years of jail time by accusing them of violating Section 130a of the Penal Code by unfairly influencing the election commission.  The NUG declared No. 54-56 University Avenue Road, the Aung San family residence, as a national heritage which now prohibits the site from being sold, remodeled, renovated, or demolished.  Junta-controlled Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) announced that $200 million will be sold to fuel importers, which was an attempt to minimize the depreciation of Myanmar Kyats value.

September 3, 2022

The regime announced that 14 PDF members from Pyapon and 5 from Maubin townships of Ayeyarwaddy Region have been arrested. However, resistance fighters corrected that only six of those were actual members and the rest were civilians.

September 4, 2022

In his latest Twitter rant, Chief of Arakan Army (AA) General Twan Mrat Naing wrote “The Mrauk-U operation was ordered by commanders of Division 55, who are cowards only daring to attack unarmed Mrauk-U civilians”. Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing began his eight-day trip to Russia.

September 5, 2022

The regime’s soldiers raided and robbed the free hospital established by Yaw Sayadaw in Gantgaw Township, Magway Region.

September 6, 2022

The NUG’s Minister for Planning, Finance, and Investment U Tin Tun Naing told Bloomberg that the civilian-elected government has requested the US government to release the one billion dollars reserved money that was frozen in the US Federal bank to establish a central bank with digital currency.

September 7, 2022

Nikkei Asia reported that Paris-based global money-laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will decide to blacklist Myanmar in October. Junta soldiers, transported by helicopters, raided villages of Kantbalu Township, Sagaing Region, where about 100 civilians were initially detained. On the next day, they released everyone except five people, including a 15-year-old female, for capturing photos of soldiers on her phone.

September 8, 2022

Qatar-based Ooredoo Company announced that it has agreed to sell its business entity in Myanmar to Singapore-based Nine Communications Pte. Ltd. in a deal of USD 576 million.  Wai Moe Naing, a youth activist from Monywa who was much loved by the public, received additional charges under Section 122 of the Penal Code, high treason, and it could be accompanied by a death sentence.

September 10, 2022

The NUG’s Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung met with Dr. Tobias Lindner, a member of the German parliament. Dr. Lindner tweeted and vowed to support the NUG and Myanmar. Youth protesters in Yangon marched to the streets with a banner that says “Accept NUG & Our Ambassador, Reject Dictator”, calling for the public to join the campaign for Myanmar representative in the UN. Five youths had escaped from tight prison security and joined local defense fighters in Pakokku, Magway region.

September 11, 2022

In Tokyo, Japan, Myanmar pro-democracy supporters took to the streets to show support for U Kyaw Moe Tun, who would face the decision to remain or revoke representation at the UN General Assembly this month.

September 13, 2022

The Karen National Union (KNU) reported that there are nearly 20,000 refugees in Bago Region’s Nyaunglebin District, Mone Township due to fighting between the KNU forces and junta troops after the coup.

September 14, 2022

​​Daw Than Than Swe, the junta-appointed governor of the CBM said that the CBM and respective union ministry departments will continue to support stabilizing the gold and Kyat market in Myanmar.  The Arakan Army (AA) released an emergency statement that there could soon be major battles in various parts of the Rakhine State due to the military’s reinforcements of troops, weaponry, and other equipment including navy ships, tanks, and choppers.

September 15, 2022

Ireland-based fashion company Primark announced that it would pull out its job orders from Myanmar due to the deteriorating human rights situation in Myanmar.

September 16, 2022

The regime conducted airstrikes on Lat Yat Kone Village in Depayin Township, Sagaing Region, killing six young students and injuring more students.  The Kokang News reported that officials from the United Wa State Army (UWSA) had received other representatives of the Federal Political Negotiation Consultative Committee (FPNCC) which included Mai La’s National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA), Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP/SSA), Kokang’s  Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), and Rakhine’s Arakan Army (AA). The junta’s CBM announced that it would cross-check the data from mobile wallets with personal information provided by the Department of Immigration and Populations and the Department of Post and Telecommunications. Those mobile wallets with false information will be shut down. Junta has reportedly ordered the United Nations (UN) and international NGOs operating in six townships of Rakhine State to suspend their operations according to an internal memo sent to an aid agency in Rakhine State. BBC announced that its freelance reporter Htet Htet Khine, who was arrested in August 2021, was sentenced to 3-year jail time with hard labor for allegedly working as an editor for a NUG- run radio station.

September 17, 2022

Political prisoners leaked an appeal letter for the UN to recognize U Kyaw Moe Tun as Myanmar’s official representative at the UN.

September 18, 2022

Hlaingtharyar high school students’ union, Burma Youth Revolutionary Force(BYRF), Yangon’s Rebels Strike Committee (YRSC), Pazundaung and Botahtaung Strike Committee (PBYSC) organized a protest by singing a People Protest song and holding a banner that says “The harder the oppression, the higher we rise.”

September 19, 2022

The military regime began freezing multiple KBZ Pay and Wave Money mobile wallet accounts. Some civilians who had over 10 million MMK in their accounts got their accounts shut down.

September 20, 2022

The regime’s spokesperson General Zaw Min Tun spoke during the press conference in Naypyitaw that CBM discussed to make payments in Russian Rubel and Myanmar Kyats, and implementing such a payment system as soon as possible with a Russian-made Mir card system.

September 21, 2022

The military proxy party USDP set to hold a three-day convention which would shift the leadership.  The regime held a coordination meeting in Pobba Thiri Township, Naypyidaw on September 21 to discuss the voter list and polling stations for the upcoming election.  Thai authorities arrested the coup leader Min Aung Hlaing’s armed broker Tun Min Latt and three other Thai nationals in Bangkok and seized $5 million. Four of them are charged with money laundering and drug cases.  KNLA had mounted an offensive on the junta’s Kyat Station along with Dawna Column- the coordination force and managed to take control of the station.

September 24, 2022

The regime imposed a curfew in Sittwe Township of Rakhine State, which prohibited civilians from going out between 10pm to 5am, and all shops, restaurants, and vendors cannot operate during these hours.

September 25, 2022

In Kyoto, Japan, around 30 Burmese diaspora and Japanese activists joined together to stage a standing demonstration against Abe’s funeral invitation to the military representative, the Burmese Ambassador to Japan. The NUG’s Human Rights Minister U Aung Myo Min urged the international community, including the UN, to find new solutions to approach the Myanmar crisis.

September 28, 2022

Wai Yan Phyoe Moe, a prominent student leader who was arrested last year, received two additional years of imprisonment for an incitement charge. The military restricted access to the Myanmar Companies Online (MyCO), which is a database of foreign and local companies registered in Myanmar widely used by media, monitoring groups, and individuals following investments.

September 29, 2022

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her economic advisor Sean Turnell both received three-year imprisonment for breaking the colonial-era Official Secrets Act. In Rathedaung, Mrauk-U, and Minbya townships of Rakhine State where the military suffered severe defeats, locals found flyers that contained hate speech against the AA, and sensitive incitements which could lead to religious conflict between Buddhist and Muslim communities.


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