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NUG Foreign Minister had a discussion with Swedish Foreign Minister

On 8th May 2022, Union Minister of Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government Daw Zin Mar Aung had a discussion with Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde in Stockholm, Sweden.

The discussion focused on the cooperation between the two countries, the self-sacrificing efforts of the people of Myanmar for the emergence of a new federal democracy nation, humanitarian assistance for the people of Myanmar, and the violence of the military junta.

Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde tweeted on Twitter that Sweden continues to support the people of Myanmar in their aspiration for democracy.

Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng said that more than 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have not been returned home

On 9th June 2022, Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng wrote on social media concerning Kachin State, “Today marks the 11th anniversary of the renewed fighting in Kachin State. Coincidentally, when I found the pictures of the burned houses together with the news that the military junta troops, who raided Kan Phya village in Myinmu Township on 6 June 2022, asked more than 30 men to run away within the count 1 to 10 and fired from behind, killing at least six people, it feels like the pain of the past 11 years has been revived. There are still abandoned villages and houses on the side of the road leading to Bhamo in Myitkyina. During renewed fighting, more than 200 villages in the Kachin region (both Kachin State and northern Shan State) were destroyed, and more than 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have not yet been returned home.”

As a result of the renewed fighting, Nam San Yang village on Myitkyina-Bhamo road in Kachin State was set on fire repeatedly by the military.

Secretary of the Ministry of Defense (NUG) said that the Spring Revolution is in unison like never before in the history of the country

On 8th June 2022, the Secretary of the Ministry of Defense (NUG) said at the closing ceremony of the “Join our hands for freedom” fundraiser, “This revolution is very special. The participation of all in this revolution is the unprecedented unity in the history of the country. Because it is all-inclusive, it can be said that the revolution is still on its way.”

The Secretary added, “It is true that, although the revolution is on its way, it has not yet come to an end. We still need to go to the end of the journey.”

Courses at Spring University will be given credit by international universities

On 8th June 2022, Spring University announced that its courses will be given credit by international universities. The announcement states, “More than a year after the founding of the Spring University, we are working with domestic and international organizations. Concerning the courses taught at the Spring University, we are planning to collaborate with the international universities and will soon be able to offer internationally recognized credits.”

Spring University said that they are doing their best to speed up interim education.

Trauma counselors said that they would provide psychological therapy to help refugees fleeing to the Thailand-Myanmar border

There are hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to the Thailand-Myanmar border, and they are suffering emotionally from displacements, violence, losses of family members, losses of homes and property, and losses of employment opportunities. A trauma counseling group said that it will reach out to the refugee camps and provide psychological therapy to help alleviate the suffering of these people.

A trauma counselor

Civil society organizations assisting refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border have provided women with sewing, handicrafts, and computer training, while men are being linked to Thai boxing clubs and employed in factories.

Ko Phoe Thingyan (The Irrawaddy in exile)

Civil society organizations said that the refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border are facing food shortages during this rainy season, and the situation will be worsen if the revolution does not succeed soon.

Refugees also face health problems due to the rough traffic and bad weather.

Highway express lines said that more people are coming from upper Myanmar to Yangon and lower Myanmar

Highway express lines said that, due to ongoing conflicts in Sagaing Division, Chin State, Magway Division, Mandalay Division, and Shan State in upper Myanmar, more people are coming to Yangon and lower Myanmar. Bus lines said that there are few passengers travel from Yangon to upper Myanmar, and the bus line has to depend on the passengers traveling from Monywa-YeU-Tangse, Taung-Lasho, and Bagan-NyaungU to Yangon.

Yangon-Monywa-YeU-Tangse express line

Starting on 29 May 2022, ChaungU-Monywa, Tangse-LanSone-YeU, and Yagyi-Kalay roads in upper Myanmar were prohibited from traveling by PDFs, and the military council has also imposed strict regulations on passengers, such as asking for IDs and ward office’s recommendation letters and inspecting the parcels.

A Highway express line

An express line said that it won’t stop its operation despite being difficult to stand still because it relies not only on passengers but also on parcel transport. There are difficulties with ticket sales due to poor internet connection and telephone lines.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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