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Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) had a meeting with the Ministry of International Cooperation of the National Unity Government

A meeting between the Committee Representing Pyithu Hluttaw and the Ministry of International Cooperation of the National Unity Government was held on 3 June 2022 via video conferencing.

At the meeting, the Union Minister for International Cooperation explained the policies of the ministry, the work for international recognition of the National Unity Government, ongoing cooperation with international organizations regarding humanitarian assistance, and the further implementation steps.

Attended participants also exchanged their views, and the affairs committees explained the updated situations of the implementing work.

The meeting was attended by secretaries and members of Committee Representing Pyithu Hluttaw (CRPH), chairmen and secretaries of affairs committees, and the Union Minister for International Cooperation.

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Statement on Foreign Minister’s visit to United States during May 2022

According to the statement dated 4 June 2022, a delegation led by the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government Zin Mar Aung visited Washington, D.C., United States from 11 to 22 May 2022 during the US-ASEAN Special Summit at the invitation of the Government of United States.

The statement said that, during the visit, the National Unity Government (NUG) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar expressed its sincere gratitude to the Government of United States and officials for hosting important diplomatic meetings with high-level officials including Deputy Secretary of the State, members of Parliament including the Senate Leader at U.S. House of Representatives, and leaders of ASEAN including Foreign Minister of Malaysia.

At the meeting with the Deputy Secretary of State, Mrs. Wendy R. Sherman, Union Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung and the delegation discussed issues, including the activities of the National Unity Government, the sacrifice and dedication of the people for the establishment of Federal Democracy in Myanmar, and the human rights violations committed by the military against the people, and exchanged ideas on humanitarian access to assist all those in need and cooperation with the international community. The Deputy Secretary of State reaffirmed the support of the U.S. for the people of Myanmar in the face of the military’s brutal crackdown and the commitment of the U.S. to continue providing support to all working peacefully toward the restoration of inclusive democracy in the country.

The statement also stated that, in addition, the delegation led by Union Minister for Foreign Affairs had separate meetings with Rob Berschinski, Special Assistance to the President and Senior Director for Democracy and Human Rights, Foreign Minister of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah, and Senate Leader at the U.S House of Representative, respectively.

Union MinisUnion Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye said that nearly 100,000 civilians in Chin State are displaced and need humanitarian assistance

At the meeting on Humanitarian Assistance to Chin State jointly held by the Interim Chin National Consultative Committee (ICNCC) and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management of the National Unity Government, Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye said, “At present, according to the figures collected, nearly 100,000 civilians in Chin State are displaced and taking refugee in the border regions such Mizoram and Manipur, and they need of humanitarian assistance.”

The Union Minister added that the National Unity Government is providing assistance to the said refugees in Chin State with the help of “People to People.”

Southern Monitor reported that the non-violent civil movements in Tanintharyi are getting stronger again

Southern Monitor reported that, during this month, despite the rising in the clashes and violent conflicts are rising in some townships in Tanintharyi Divison, the non-violent civil movements are getting stronger again.

It is stated that, according to the data collected by Southern Monitor, in Tanintharyi, 274 civilians took part in the 29 civil movements in Jan 2022, 774 for the 69 civil movements in February, 454 for the 42 civil movements in March,1293 for 61 civil movements on April, and 1478 for 49 civil movements in May.

The counting of the number of civil movements includes urban strikes, rural strikes, small group demonstrations, night strikes, prayer events, silent strikes, metal rattling strikes, and online protest poster campaigns.

Loikaw PDF Battalion donated 30 million MMK to Jobs For Kayah (JFK) to support the CDM staff in Karenni (Kayah) State

Loikaw PDF released an official statement on 4 June 2022, “We, Loikaw PDF Battalion donated 30 million MMK to Jobs For Kayah (JFK) to support the CDM staff in Karenni (Kayah) State, and we would like to express our gratitude to the sacrifices of the heroic CDM staff who have been fighting against the military dictatorship since the beginning of the Spring Revolution.”

CDM supporters have to displace and feel insecure because they have been targeted and arrested by the military regime

A CDM supporter who arrived at Lay Kay Kaw said that CDM supporters in Yangon Division, Bago Division, Mon State, and Kayin State have to displace, leaving them difficult to carry out supporting work properly.

A Health CDM supporter said that the military regime is causing harm to CDM staff both physically and mentally by imposing arrest and release under section 505, and CDM supporters are no longer able to do open fundraising in the city.

There are more than 1.2 million civil servants in Myanmar, most of them from various departments have been taking part in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). The revolution is stronger than expected because of the contribution of these CDM staff so the military regime’s mechanism cannot run properly.

A person in charge of the University Teachers Union CDM Supporting Committee said that he wants the National Unity Government officials to allocate 10 percent of the PDF support to CDMs

A person in charge of the University Teachers Union CDM Supporting Committee said that CDMs are facing worse hardships after almost 15 months of the revolution. Despite organizing the University Teachers Unions CDM Supporting Committee to support not only university teachers but also teachers from basic education schools, over time, the donors tired.

A teacher who supports CDM said that some CDM staff are displaced because the military regime was pressuring CDM staff to return to work, imposing arrest under section 505. He added that the supporters were doing their utmost to be transparent in fundraising to satisfy the donors.

The military coup has continued pressuring the Basic Education School teachers involved in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) since March 2021, and more than 120,000 basic education CDM staff across the country has been announced their dismissal.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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