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The NUG Minister of Federal Union Affairs, Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong, met with the Chairman of the National Research Council, Korea

On October 20, Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong, Union Minister of Federal Union Affairs of the National Unity Government, met with Mr. Kang Seong Gu, Vice President of the Korea Democracy Foundation.

At the meeting, the Union Minister said that at the present time there is a need for support from Korean civil organizations and foundations for short-term courses and educational assistance for young people of Myanmar who have lost educational opportunities after the coup; and that research, technology, law, and assistance from various sectors are needed for the drafting of the federal constitution, which is the main task of the Ministry of Federal Union Affairs; and the Union Minister asked for continued cooperation.

The Korean Democracy Foundation (KDF) was established in 2001 as a non-profit organization affiliated with the South Korean Ministry of the Interior and Safety, with the purpose of contributing to the development of democracy by carrying out projects to memorialize the democratization movement of Korea, such as documenting the historic democratic achievements of Korea in a systematic way.

At present, KDF has been able to collect about 1.9 million documents related to Korean democracy movements and is collaborating with civil society activists on public education programs and discussions related to the spread of democracy.

The NUG Minister of Federal Union Affairs, Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong, had a meeting with the Chairman of the National Research Council, Korea

On October 19, Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong, Union Minister of Federal Union Affairs of the National Unity Government, met with Mr. Jung Hae Gu, Chairman of the National Research Council (NRC) for Economic, Humanities and Social Sciences, Korea to discuss the issues of Myanmar.

At the meeting, the Union Minister expressed his deep gratitude to the National Research Council, Korea, for its enthusiastic support regarding the current affairs of Myanmar and stated that the inability of young people, university students, and children to continue their education due to the inhumane actions of the terrorist military led by Min Aung Hlaing in Myanmar is of particular concern, and that the National Unity Government considers education as a key issue for the future of Myanmar. Furthermore, the Union Minister clarified the ways in which the State Research Council of Korea can provide support for Myanmar.

The Chairman of the National Research Council (NRC), Korea, Mr. Jung Hae Gu, also said that the NRC has been continuously monitoring the issues of Myanmar’s democracy for a long time; that he is particularly saddened by the situation in Myanmar after the coup; and that he is looking for ways to support Myanmar’s education, which is being destroyed by the terrorist military council. Mr. Jung Hae Gu expressed his gratitude to the Minister for the opportunity to meet him in person, and both sides had a fruitful discussion on the issues regarding the future cooperation between the NUG government and the NRC, Korea.

Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun says that people’s freedom of expression and freedom of the press and the activities of journalists have been severely restricted since the illegal military coup d’état

U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, stated at the Discussion relating to information at the Fourth Committee of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly held on October 20.

“Media plays an important role in transmitting people’s voices to the international community and making their voices heard by relevant authorities. We share the view that by doing so, it will help bring perpetrators of serious crimes to justice. Regrettably, in my country of Myanmar, freedom of expression, freedom of the press and the activities of journalists have been severely restricted by the fascist military since the illegal military coup in February 2021. We are all witnessing the inhumane military’s deliberate attacks on media personnel and silence and prosecute those who engage in anti-military activities and promote democracy and human rights.”— Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun stated.

Within 20 months after the military coup, the military revoked the publication licenses of 5 independent media organizations, invaded the offices and destroyed equipment, and forced a total of 12 media outlets to shut down. In addition, it unjustly detained 150 local and foreign journalists and news media personnel.

Two civilians were killed and more than 10 were injured by the fierce firing on land and air of the terrorist military in Kawkareik, Karen State

According to the Albino Tiger Battalion-1, two civilians were killed and more than 10 were injured by the fierce firing on land and air of the terrorist military as the police station and military council-controlled offices in Kawkareik, Karen State, were attacked by defense forces.

It is said that in the battle between the KNLA joint forces and the junta troops that started on the morning of October 21, the reinforcements from the junta air force launched aerial attacks with 2 fighter jets and 2 helicopters starting at 10:00 am.

“The battle is very fierce,” confirmed Major Saw Win Zaw of the Albino Tiger Battalion-1.

Although the battle took place in the junta’s offices area at the No-7 Residential Ward, where the junta Police Station, Prison, junta offices, and 97th Infantry Battalion of the junta army are located, the airstrikes were reported to have been launched at Karen villages, such as Pyar Pin Village, Kaung Hmu Village, Tadar-U Village, Khaneim Mu Village, and Naung Kai Village.

“We keep hearing the planes dropping bombs,” a comrade from the PDF allied forces said.

According to a report, at present, 5 junta police have been killed and three weapons have been seized.

As a result of aerial bombing by the military junta, a woman and a man were killed, and more than 16 people, including 6 children, have been injured [as of October 21 morning]. The death toll may continue to rise, said the Albino Tiger Battalion-1.

During airstrikes on the opening ceremony of Manyugyi Village hospital, a woman was killed and six children were seriously injured.

In Banmauk Township, Sagaing Division, without any fighting happening, the military junta launched deliberate airstrikes on the opening ceremony of a rural hospital in Manygyi Village, killing 1 woman and seriously injuring 6 children.

According to local defense forces, the airstrike was carried out by the terrorist army on the evening of October 20.

“Yesterday, on October 20, at about 4:20 p.m., the army launched air bombings at the opening ceremony of Manyugyi Village Hospital without any fighting happening,” they said.

In the attack, 43-years-old Daw Khin Mar Cho died on the spot, and 6 children were seriously injured.

In addition, it is reported that many people who came to the opening ceremony of the hospital in the village had to flee.

A total of seven police and soldiers were killed in a mine attack on the police station and military troops stationed in a high school in Myinmu Township

The 7th Battalion of Myingyan District Battalion-7 of the ZERO Guerrilla Force confirmed that a mine attack was carried out on the security gate of junta troops stationed at Myinmu High School at around 5:00 a.m. on October 21.

“Last night at 7 o’clock, we carried out a mine attack on the police who were drinking alcohol at Myinmu police station, killing three policemen. At 5:11 a.m. in the morning, four soldiers were killed while attacking the security gate of the junta soldiers stationed at Myinmu high school with a mine. The operations were conducted last night and this morning,” they said.

The attacks were carried out by the 7th Battalion of the Myingyan District of the ZERO Guerrilla Force and its squadron, the TRUE FIGHTER.

The People’s Defense Forces point out that they want NUG Pay to be made as a system of money withdrawal that is easy and convenient

When asked for feedback in October, some of the local people’s defense forces said that although NUG Pay is easy, fast and safe to deposit and transfer money, there are some difficulties with withdrawing money.

“When we needed an urgent withdrawal of money for the purpose of assistance, the person superior to the agent told me to fill out a form and wait for 24 hours. Once, it was inconvenient when we withdrew over 30 lakh kyats,” said one of the people’s defense forces.

Moreover, he also pointed out that the customer service of some of NUG Pay’s agents need to be improved.

“Mainly, they should be smooth when dealing with revolutionary forces. We use the money donated by the people for the revolution. They should also connect and issue this money as conveniently as possible,” he said.

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