September 2023

September 1, 2023

The arbitrary arrests of businessmen by the State Administration Council (SAC) caused concerns among prominent business figures in Myanmar, and many of them were said to be traveling abroad in an attempt to escape from the arrests.

September 3, 2023

Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and allied forces carried out a drone attack twice on the police district office of the junta located in Myawaddy Town, Karen State. The incident resulted in many casualties, killing five regime men and injuring eleven.

September 4, 2023

A total of 80 Myanmar national staff from Geneva-based the Lutheran World Federation’s Sittwe Office were laid off. One of them told RFA Burmese that they were fired from their positions because they demanded the disbursement of their salaries at the market exchange rate.

September 5, 2023

The ASEAN held its summit where the member countries reevaluated the five-point consensus which was initially agreed in April 2021. After the summit, the 10-member bloc issued a separate statement on the Myanmar issue in which eight points were reevaluated and ten decisions were made.

September 6, 2023

Myanmar Now’s photojournalist Sai Zaw Thaik received 20 years of imprisonment with hard labor. The photojournalist was arrested by the military council on May 23 as he was trying to document the post- Cyclone Mocha situations in Sittwe.

September 7, 2023

The regime’s forces conducted an aerial attack on the temporary learning center in Hteegawhta Village, Hpapon Township, Karen State. Three students and a teacher were killed in the incident.

September 8, 2023

The junta’s airforce bombed the Saung Phway Camp for internally displaced persons (IDP), located in Pekhon Township, the border of Shan and Karenni states.

September 9, 2023

The indiscriminate shooting of artillery conducted by the junta’s troops resulted in two deaths in Phyu Township, Bago Region. The fire fell in the house of a family, killing a father and a son on the spot in Layeainsu Village.

September 15, 2023

The regime’s fighter jet conducted an aerial attack on a monastery in Khayannsetkone Village, Inndaw Township, Sagaing Region. The abbot, age 77, and his servant were killed on the spot.

September 16, 2023

It marked one year since the military launched an aerial attack on Letyetkone Village, Depayin Township in the Sagaing Region. The attack killed 13 civilians including six children, but to this day, the regime benefits from impunity and keeps launching airstrikes on civilians. This year, residents of Letyetkone Village demanded the international community hold the military accountable for its crimes. The regime’s military-owned Myawaddy Bank was blasted with a bomb in Mandalay, injuring two policemen on security duty. Located on the corner of 81 st  and 26 th  Streets in Chanayetharzan Township.

September 18, 2023

The military council announced that the Foreign Exchange Supervision Committee was reconstituted under the chairmanship of General Mya Tun Oo. The newly reconstituted foreign exchange supervision committee is now headed by General Mya Tun Oo and Finance Minister U Win Shein, Lt. Gen. Nyo Saw, Commerce Minister U Aung Naing Oo, Central Bank Chairman Daw Than Than Swe, and Dr. Kan Zaw, Union Minister of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade.

September 19, 2023

Multiple local news outlets reported that Lt General Moe Myint Tun, Chief of Staff and sixth highest rank holder in the military, was detained and interrogated for corruption cases. BBC Burmese reported that Moe Myint Tun extorted businesses in exchange for import permits citing its source close to the military.

September 21, 2023

Monica Grayley, spokesperson of the United Nations General Assembly confirmed to Radio Free Asia that Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun remained at the UN representing Myanmar.  The regime’s forces detained Daw Htar Htar Oo, the headmaster of Yinthway Yadanar Private High School in Sagaing Town, Sagaing Region. The 57-year-old woman was accused of teaching in the NUG’s federal school by military supporters.

September 22, 2023

The regime’s forces conducted a massacre, killing more than two dozen people in Myinmu Township, Sagaing Region. The victims were mostly PDF rangers, who encountered an ambush while traveling on Myinmu-Myaung junction.

September 23, 2023

Explosions took place at the regime’s assets in Kyimyindaing Township, Yangon. KMD18, a local guerilla force, conducted the operation, causing a blast near the Innwa Bank and the military’s MEC grocery shop with a remote-controlled bomb.

September 24, 2023

The regime’s airbase was attacked in Myitkyina, Kachin State. The Kachin-based guerilla force fired four free-flight rockets toward the station. The impact of the blast remained unknown. The guerrilla force said they had been planning such mission over a year now.

September 25, 2023

The junta announced that Lieutenant General Moe Myint Tun and Lieutenant General Soe Htut were dismissed as members of the military council, and Soe Htut was forced to retire from the position of cabinet minister. Deputy Minister of Trade and Commerce U Nyunt Aung Pa was also removed from his position.

September 26, 2023

Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing, appointed two high-ranking military generals, namely General Maung Maung Aye and Deputy General Nyo Saw, who are the confidants of the former military leader Than Shwe, as new members of the military council.

September 27, 2023

Eighteen children were injured by the regime’s artillery attack on a monastery in Wun Tho Township, Sagaing Region.

September 29, 2023

The NUG’s Interim President Duwa Lashi La told Bloomberg News that the resistance forces have controlled 60% of the country.

September 30, 2023

KNU’s top leaders Saw Mutu Say Poe, Saw Roger Khin, and Pado Shwe Maung were seen meeting the coup leader Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyidaw. KNU Central Working Committee member Pado Saw Taw Nee said that the meeting has nothing to do with the KNU, and it could be a part of the junta’s tactic to create polarization among the public.


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