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State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi urges people to be united

According to sources close to the court,Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remarked at a special court hearing in Nay Pyi Taw on 13 June, “The people are urging to help each other and be united, and I am sending metta to all the people.”

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained since the 1st February 2021 military coup, will turn seventy-seven years old on 19 June this year.

Minister for Human Rights has pledged to strive for the full realization of justice and equality for all human beings without discrimination

In June, Union Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government U Aung Myo Min wrote on social media, “As Saying in the motto of the Ministry of Human Rights ‘Equality, Peace and Justice’, I am determined to work for all.”

The Ministry of Human Rights is currently working to bring the military junta to trial at the International Criminal Courts.

Deputy Minister for Defense Nai Kao Rot says it is the critical period to escalate the war

Deputy Minister for Defense Nai Kao Rot said, “Today, we, Ministry of Defense of NUG, are entering the third six-month period, and our PDF Army and our Ministry of Defense are in unison. We are at the critical period to escalate the war.”

At present, there are over 257 PDF and allied battalions, and 250 townships people’s defense forces have been formed.

Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun states at the UN General Assembly that the military has been using indiscriminate and deliberate attacks against the civilian population

At the Informal Meeting of the UN General Assembly held on 13 June 2022, Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun stated, “As the junta is unable to contain the widespread revolution against their illegal attempted rule, they have been using indiscriminate and deliberate attacks against the civilian population as part of their military strategy and as retaliatory punishments in response to the anti-coup resistance. They have wiped out residential towns and villages by artillery fire, burning down residential homes and thus by displacing hundreds of civilians including women and children. Now over a million civilians are displaced. More than 22,000 private properties including religious buildings have been burnt down or destroyed by the junta forces since the coup. Moreover, the military regime makes every attempt to block access for humanitarian assistance to those in critical needs, in violation of international humanitarian law. The result is an ongoing humanitarian emergency born out of the military’s attempt to control a particular population for their military objectives.”

Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun also stated, “Meanwhile, the economy is also in a downward spiral. Now, nearly half of the population lives below the national poverty line. Basic food and fuel prices have skyrocketed. 14.4 million people in Myanmar are in need of humanitarian aid. Humanitarian assistance is much needed now, and we all need to make sure through all possible ways reaching humanitarian assistance to the people in desperate need. It is imperative that all relevant stakeholders including NUG, CRPH, EROs must be consulted meaningfully at every step in providing assistance.”

Eleven prisoners on hunger strike in Insein Prison were beaten and kept in solitary confinement by prison authorities

A community related to Insein Prison confirmed that the political prisoners went on a hunger strike on the 8th, 9th, and 10th of June to protest the death penalty approval.

Those eleven political prisoners were kept in solitary confinement.

In the previous days, political prisoners objected to the military regime’s approval of the death penalty for Ko Phyo Zayar Thaw and Ko Jimmy.

At present, a total of 114 people have been sentenced to death, including 41 in absentia, according to AAPP data.

Six Squadron soldiers are killed when a tanker, which was escorted by security from the Semeikhon port, was attacked by Energa on a drone

The allied forces said, “At 10:09 a.m. on 13 June, the allied forces attacked the military junta troops, who came along with a tanker from Semeikhon port and fired artillery shells along the way to escort the other eight tankers, and two junta troops were killed in the attack.”

Since the military junta troops continued to fire back with sniper rifles, the allied forces withdrew.

The allied forces also said, “Later, our allied forces launched a strike in front of the tankers. At first, we planned to destroy the oil tankers, but we feared that the villages along the river would burn to the ground. So, we attacked the tanker equipped with 60 mm artillery and escorted by the junta troops by using Energa at 4:00 p.m, exploding at the center of the tank.”

During the attack, only the two junta troops standing at the desk could escape, and the rest six were killed.

The attack was carried out by Civil Defense and Security Organization Myaung (CDSOM) and its eight allied forces.

CDM teachers urge the public to choose an education that will teach them not to be deceived

The military council announced its admission on 26 May, and at the same time, the National Unity Government (NUG) is working to bring online education to life. A CDM teacher said that he understood the public’s concern for children’s education, but he wanted them to choose the education that would teach them not to be deceived.

A CDM University teacher

After the military coup, CDM teachers are struggling to make a living, and are facing arrests and a series of threats. A CDM teacher said that if a government were to set up an education system, it should be able to appoint adequate education staff, but at the moment, CDM teachers are struggling as volunteers.

A CDM teacher

Though the military council is reopening schools, they do not have the right curriculum and adequate education staff. On the other hand, though the online education system of the National Unity Government is good, parents are finding it difficult to choose because of technical difficulties and the high cost of the internet.

Almost 70 percent of Chinese factories in the Yangon Industrial Zones are resumed, benefiting the military council mechanism

There are over 6,000 factories in the Yangon industrial zones, of which about 70 percent of Chinese factories are resuming in May and June, according to a labor activist. He also said that most of those factories are garment factories, and they hire the daily workers at 3,600 kyats, not hiring regular workers in order not to pay the minimum wage set by the government.

A labor activist

The industrial zones in Yangon are Hlaingthaya, North Okkalapa, South Okkalapa, Mingaladon, Dagon (East), Dagon (South), and industrial zones in Dagon Seikkan townships are Shwe Lin Ban, Ngwe Pin Lae, Wartayar, Pyin Ma Bin, Shwe Pauk Kan, etc., Chinese investors are the largest investors in those industrial zones, and there is also some investors from Japan and Korea.

A labor activist

According to the records of the Ministry of Labor under the NLD government in 2020, over 190,000 male workers and over 490,000 female workers, a total of 690,000 workers were employed in nearly 7,200 factories across Myanmar.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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