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NUG President’s Office Spokesperson U Kyaw Zaw says the elections that will be held by the military junta are illegal

NUG President’s Office Spokesperson U Kyaw Zaw said, “How can the elections held by the murderers be just and fair. I would like to say that the elections to be held by the military junta is illegal. And I would like to say that trying to legitimize their illegal one will never be successful.”

After the military coup on 1 February 2021, nearly 2,000 people were tortured and killed by the military junta.

Over 10,000 people are being arrested in prisons.

NUG announces that prisons are being set up in the controlled territory to hold the detainees

At the press conference held online on 21 June, the National Unity Government stated, “National Unity Government announces that prisons are being set up in the controlled territory to hold the detainees. Ministry of Justice will start dealing with local complaint cases, and the complaint cases will be heard in terms of two ways: online hearing and on-ground hearing.”

The announcement also stated, “Prisons are being set up in the controlled territory urgently to hold the detainees during the trial period.”

On 19 May 2022, 15 township judicial bodies were formed, and judicial powers has been vested.

There are a total of 51 online schools which have been set up in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of the National Unity Government to develop people’s education system

At the press conference held online on 21 June, the National Unity Government announced, “People’s schools are being set up in the controlled territories, and online schools are being offered to students in the other uncontrolled regions.”

The announcement also stated, “There are a total of 51 online schools which have been set up in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of the National Unity Government to develop people’s education system. In terms of on-ground education, public-based schools are being set up in Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing, Magway, Bago, Ayawaddy, Tanintharyi, Kachin, Kayah, Chin, Mon, and Shan regions.”

People’s defense forces (PDF) can control about 90% of major roads and 80% of villages in Sagaing and Magway (North)

The National Unity Government made an announcement that, in terms of controlled territory,  people’s defense forces (PDFs) could control about 90% of major roads and 80% of villages in Sagaing Division and Magway Division (North).

In addition, according to National Unity Government, the movement of the people’s defense forces (PDFs) has intensified in Tanintharyi Division, and Mandalay Division (North), and urban guerrillas (UG) movements in Yangon Division, Bago Division, Irrawaddy Division, Nay Pyi Taw, and Mandalay Division are also still active.

The controlled territories of allied Ethnic Resistance Organizations (EROs) and people’s defense forces (PDFs) are increasing in Kachin State, Kayah (Karenni) State, Kayin State, Chin State, and Mon State (North), and the warfare activities and territorial control of EROs in Rakhine State and Shan State (North) are also strong.

Another house illegally seized by Min Aung Hlaing will be sold

At the press conference held online on 21 June, the National Unity Government announced, “In a short period of time, a public house illegally seized by the terrorist leader Min Aung Hlaing will be auctioned off.”

The National Unity Government (NUG) has raised USD 38 million from the sale of Treasury Bonds and has raised over USD 7 million from the auction of the illegally occupied house of the terrorist military leader Min Aung Hlaing, a total of USD 45 million has been raised.

The NUGPay Pilot Project employs 1,000 agents

NUGPay stated that the NUGPay Pilot Project will be launched soon, and initially starting with 1,000 agents, and 10,000 NUGPay Wallet. The number of wallets will be continue to expend as they become active in the market.

The launch date of NUGPay will be announced soon, according to NUGPay.

Rice traders say the price of 100 baskets of paddy has risen to 15 lakh kyats and the market is frozen without trading

It was only 12 lakh kyats per 100 baskets of paddy last year, but now it is up to 15 lakh kyats per 100 baskets. According to rice traders, the market is frozen with no trade, despite rising in rice and paddy prices.

A rice trader in Yangon

According to a resident in a rural area, in rural areas, farmers have to sell their products at lower prices because it is difficult to sell through traders like before. Many large-scale rice mills are shutting down because it is uneconomical, and those in rural areas have to grind their own rice mills for food.

A small-scale rice mill business operator

After the military coup, the rice market was disrupted due to transportation difficulties, insecurity in the area, the closure of exports and imports, currency appreciation, the inflation of the kyat, and the rise in fuel prices.

Rice sales in Shwebo, Sagaing Division are sluggish because people cannot afford to buy  and the situation may worsen in the coming years

The Shwebo rice traders are facing difficulties in exporting due to insecurity in the area as a consequence of the worst violence perpetrated by the military junta in Sagaing Division. According to a trader, in Sagaing Division, most people have lost their homes and are affected by the war, so there are only a few people who afford to buy rice, and rice sales become sluggish.

A rice trader in Shwebo

There are millions of people in Chin State, Sagaing Division, Magway Division, and Karenni State, who are fleeing the war and are struggling to make living. Our land network, which is working on farmers’ issues, said that, if this situation continues, food shortages would be faced within the coming two years.

Sit Nyein (Our Land Network)

According to United Nations’ estimation, there are over one million war-affected people in Myanmar, and that they need humanitarian assistance. UN agencies predicted that millions of people in Myanmar will face unemployment and famine after the military coup.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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