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ASEAN Special Envoy urges the military junta to return Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to her home

According to BBC News, on 27 June, ASEAN Special Envoy, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn urged the military council not to hold Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in prison, and return to her former detention home in consideration of her age and fragile health.

Mr. Prak Sokhonn said that ASEAN foreign ministers have similar concerns over the transfer of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from her detention home to Nay Pyi Taw prison.

Prof. Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, Union Minister for Health of the National Unity Government, addressed letters to WHO and UNICEF

In the letter addressed to World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 22 June, Prof. Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, Union Minister for Health of the National Unity Government expressed his dismay and disappointment on WHO’s silence on the the atrocities committed by the terrorist military council on the healthcare sector which included arresting, torturing and killing healthcare workers, raiding and ransacking clinics and hospitals, seizing ambulances and disassembling healthcare itself since the attempted coup d’etat in Myanmar on 1st February 2022, and he indicated his sadness and displeasure that, with the advent of the war in Ukraine, the United Nations (UN) and the WHO made an effort to express concern for the healthcare sector there but, attacks on Myanmar’s healthcare sector have not been widely featured or classified as emergency situation in WHO’s communications, and WHO’s Global Surveillance System for Attacks on Healthcare (SSA) for Myanmar has been underreporting the attacks.

He also stated that he believed that the healthcare workers in Myanmar had a right to be defended by the WHO from the atrocities committed by the terrorist military council and the much-needed healthcare requirements of the public provided as it is an institution that upholds and respects the international humanitarian principles such as humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence in providing healthcare without discrimination.

In the letter addressed to Ms. Catherine Mary Russell, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 22 June, Union Minister stated public trust in the UN organization and other international organizations, is discredited as the humanitarian aid and health care assistance were granted through the terrorist military council, and that the Ministry strongly denounced the fact that the UNICEF representative to Myanmar, Mr. Marcoluigi Corsi, presented his credentials to the unlawful military council on 16 June 2022.

In addition, the Union Minister communicated the fact that all UNICEF humanitarian aid for medical and educational purpose, should be handled on principles by humanitarian organizations that are neutral so that the aid is passed onto those children and the public in real need.

Union Minister for Justice (NUG) says that the racism has been ingrained in the terrorist military

At the discussion on “What laws should be enacted and how to take actions against the military council soldiers in the new nation?”, Union Minister for Justice U Thein Oo said, “Racism is ingrained in the terrorist military. What they called themselves is the Patriotic military. But Patriotism is not about loving one race, but it is about loving all ethnicity in our country.”

Union Minister said that, in the terrorist military, it is clear that they think of the military as father and mother, not the military that serves the state and its citizens.

Deputy Minister for Home Affairs and Immigration Khu Hte Bu remarks that there are a lot of areas that the military council cannot manage

In an interview with Federal Journal in June, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs and Immigration Khu Hte Bu remarked, “Since the beginning of the Spring Revolution, there have been a growing number of areas beyond the control of the military council. Instead, it is self-governing by the people. In other words, it is public administration. We are working with the people to make it systematic.”

Deputy Minister said that establishing the people’s administration includes 29 townships in Sagaing Division, 7 townships in Magway Division, and some townships in Chin State.

The enrollment rate of Bago Federal School reaches beyond the student acceptance limit

Bago Federal School released an announcement that the google form is closed because the student acceptance limit for G10 (new), G11 (old), G8 and G7 (new) was exceeded.

Bago Federal School accepted about 100 students for each class, according to the limited number of teachers.

Myaung Education Network feeds about 200 students with milk porridge

Myaung Education Network said that, with the donation of people, Myaung Education Network fed about 200 students studying in 012 village with milk porridge, and provided the required stationery and teaching aids.

Myaung Education Network is an organization that provides the interim education program for the basic education schools in Myaung Township.

The military junta troops invaded and destroyed Minkone village in Indaw Township, smashed the donation boxes inside the monastery, and took away the donation money

It was a report that, on 24 June, the military junta troops invaded the Minkone village, destroying about 160 civilian houses.

Two heavy artillery shells fell on seven houses in the village, and the military junta troops stole a golden necklace, a pair of golden hairpins, and 200,000 kyats from the village.

Moreover, they destroyed the monastery, smashed the donation boxes inside the monastery, and took away the donation money.

The military junta troops advancing the south of Banmauk were attacked by the allied defense forces, with five casualties

According to Bamauk Revolution, “Katha Battalion 2 (combination of Banmauk PDF and Inn Taw PDF) and local defense forces jointly mined the military junta troops advancing the south of Banmauk, killing five junta privates.

The defense forces were able to withdraw without any casualties.

There was a report that the residents of nearby villages have been forced to flee because the military junta troops fired back heavy artillery shells and light weapons after being mined by the allied defense forces.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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