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The One Day Challenge campaign funded the eighth 100,000 USD to the National Unity Government (NUG)as been sold for up to 6 million

It is reported that the Acting President Duwa Lashi La awarded the Certificate of Honor to the One Day Challenge campaign members on 27 May for the eighth contribution of 100,000 USD to the National Unity Government (NUG).

It is also reported that the Anti-Coup Committee (Korea) sent 100,000 USD a month from the One Day Challenge campaign fund received from August 2021 to May 2022 to the National Unity Government NUG, and a total of 800,000 USD had been sent by 27 May 2022.

The National Unity Government NUG has announced that ONE DAY CHALLENGE funding is being used to implement the National Unity Government’s local administration and territorial integrity.

Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said he believed the Chinese government would work with the National Unity Government at some point

In the People to People program interview in the last week of May, Union Minister for Education and Health Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said, “If China could reflect, and I think they could reflect, if they did not think, they would fail ideologically, but China is not a country that will be like that, so I believe the Chinese government will one day join hands with the National Unity Government.”

At present, the Chinese government has diplomatic relations with the military council and it is said that there is also support.

Two Union Ministers from NUG met with UK government officials

Two Union Ministers from the NUG met with UK government officials on 27 May to discuss Myanmar’s issue, according to the Ministry of Commerce, the National Unity Government.

It is stated, “The National Unity Government, Union Minister for Education and Health Prof. Dr. Zaw Wai Soe and Union Minister for Commerce Daw Khin Ma Ma Myo met with officials from the UK Government on 2 May to discuss Myanmar’s issue.”

Union Minister for Education and Health Dr Zaw Wai Soe is currently in the UK on behalf of the National Unity Government.

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye said that after the military coup, there were few job opportunities and the economy collapsed

Union Minister said, “After the coup, all the people were in trouble. Jobs were lost. There were fewer job opportunities and the economy collapsed.”

The military council has also arrested businessmen and tycoons on various charges.

Currently, there are more than 10,000 people who have been detained by the military council.

University Council -YTU announced that the enrollment under the Military Council will be rejected and blacklisted

The University Council issued a statement in the last week of May, “The University Council considers that those who involved in the process of enrollment under the Military Council including form extraction, registration, and attending, to be a strong supporter for the propaganda of the Terrorist Military Council. We strongly believe that all enrollment and related activities under the Military Council must be rejected and blacklisted by the University Council.”

It is stated that those who are blacklisted can file a complaint within seven working days from the date of the announcement, and the council will hear the case and remove them from the blacklist if it is valid. However, their CDM IDs will be revoked and they will be removed from the list of archived students.

At least seven comrades from the People’s Defense Forces were killed in an airstrike south of Gangaw Township

At around 11 am on 26 May, the military junta attacked the vicinity of the Myittha Dam in Gangaw Township and some camps of the People’s Defense Forces by fighter jets.

Gangaw Township People’s Administration said, “At least seven comrades from the People’s Defense Forces were killed in the incident. There is a possibility of additional damage and the details of the damage have not been confirmed. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our comrades.”

At present, the situation is still tense in the area, and people are being urged to stay in safe areas.

The grassroots are facing difficulties as philanthropists are no longer able to provide the full range of assistance they used to have, because of the skyrocketing price of fuel

A Person in-charge of a Yangon-based charity said,  “Fuel prices in Myanmar have risen steadily since January 2022 after the military coup. Since the price of petrol has risen to around 2200 kyats per liter, ‌as of 28 May, the ambulances, transportation and charitable organizations are now able to provide less than half of what they used to do.”

A Yangon-based philanthropist said, “Funding for funeral services, ambulance services and all food-supply associations in Yangon is dwindling day by day. People are finding it harder due to the rising commodity prices and the loss of jobs and regular incomes, but the donors can not provide enough assistance since they are fatigued too.”

After the military cracked down on protesters in Yangon, the military council banned motorcyclists from using motorcycles after attacks by urban guerrillas. As a result, those who make a living by riding a motorbike have lost their livelihood and are facing unemployment. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been shut down due to lack of regular electricity and rising fuel prices, and the grassroots who depend on them are struggling to make ends meet.

Local politicians in Sagaing said that the Arakan Army’s involvement in the fighting had strengthened the Spring Revolution.

On 26 May, heavy artillery fire erupted in Paletwa, Chin State, bordering Rakhine State, sparking military instability between the Arakan Army (AA) and the military council.

Since the beginning of April, the military council has increased its forces in Paletwa and is preparing for military action, said Ko Soe Win Swe from the Monywa Strike Steering Committee.

The military council was unable to turn to Rakhine State due to widespread opposition from the people, but the situation of the gradually increasing Arakan Army became a threat to the military council, said U Than Soe Naing, Political Analyst.

According to the spokesperson Khine Thukha at the press conference of the Arakan Army (AA) on 5 April, the AA has become close to the National Unity Government (NUG) and partially disclosed the Arakan Army’s military preparations.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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