Summary of News

1. The NUG Minister of Labour addresses the CRPH about the ministry’s work

A regular weekly work coordination meeting of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) was held on December 16 via video conferencing, and the Ministry of Labour presented on the work carried out by the ministry to the CRPH.

U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Chairman of the CRPH, led the meeting and U Kyaw Ni, Union Minister of Labour, presented on the work carried out by respective departments with regards to the creation of domestic and foreign job opportunities, the development of employment policies, fundraising, cooperation with domestic and international labour organizations, providing support to CDMers, establishing connections with regional countries for them to recognize and engage with the NUG, cooperation with the Employment Opportunities Creation and Income Generation Committee led by the Union Prime Minister, the future plans of the ministry, and the challenges the ministry faces.

The meeting was attended by the chairman, secretaries, and members of the CPRH; chairmen and secretaries of the affairs committees; and the Union Minister and Deputy Minister of Labour. 

2. NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung met with the Secretary General of the European External Affairs Service

The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a press statement stating that Union Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung met with Mr. Stefano Sannino, Secretary General of the European External Affairs Service.

Mr. Stefano Sannino, Secretary General of the European External Affairs Service, and Daw Zin Mar Aung, Union Minister of Foreign Affairs, the National Unity Government, had a meeting today in Brussels, Belgium. According to the statement, during the meeting, the Union Minister thanked the EU for addressing Myanmar without fail in the EU-ASEAN Commemorative Summit Joint Leaders’ Statement that was adopted the day before.

Furthermore, the statement stated that discussions with regards to cooperation among the dialogue partner countries on the Myanmar issue, including the EU, and neighbouring countries, economic sanctions against the terrorist military, leaders and their family members, such as finding ways to effectively take action within the EU’s legal framework, and continuing and expanding cooperation in the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, had taken place.

3. NUG Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe claims that the NUG will also get along well with China

During the “People to People” interview program in December, Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said the following:

“China is a neighbour of our country and is also a country that has had good relations with our country in the past. Therefore, the NUG will get along with China and cooperate with it. It is important for the future of Myanmar.”

At present, China does not officially recognize the terrorist military council, and it has urged them not to ignore public opinion.

4. The U.N. General Assembly approves the continuation of incumbent U.N. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun representing the NUG Myanmar for another year

On December 16, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun told PVTV that the U.N. General Assembly has approved continuing him in his position as Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the U.N.

“It was unanimously approved,” said the ambassador, and he also expressed his thanks as follows:

“This afternoon, the Plenary Session of the U.N. General Assembly unanimously approved the report of the Credentials Committee [which deferred action on the junta’s request]. This approval authorizes me to continue, as Myanmar’s permanent representative, to be able to carry out processes that should be carried out by a member state, as I did last year. As a result, as a permanent representative, I will be able to continue informing the international community through the United Nations front, as I did last year, about the voice and will of the people of Myanmar, and continue to do what I can for the benefit of the people of Myanmar. So, I would like to express my gratitude to the UN General Assembly for unanimously approving the Credential Committee’s report. I would also like to report here that I will continue to serve for the benefit of the people of Myanmar.

Thank you very much.”

(((((   U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations    )))))

The U.N. Credentials Committee agreed to defer the consideration of the representation of Myanmar, which means that the incumbent ambassador, U Kyaw Moe Tun, will remain on the seat and the U.N. General Assembly held today has approved the report of the Credentials Committee.

The nine-member U.N. Credentials Committee includes Russia, which has good relations with the terrorist military council, and China, which often uses a veto at the U.N. for Myanmar military dictators.

5. Myanmar Nway-Oo University (MNOU) plans to offer classes in early 2023 for the final-year DVM students from the University of Veterinary Medicine

Myanmar Nway-Oo University (MNOU) announces the opening of classes as follows:

“As MNOU is planning to open additional courses, it is preparing to open classes for the remaining Second Term of the final-year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) class in the early 2023.”

Myanmar Nway-Oo University (MNOU) is developing interim education and currently offers 18 specialized subjects in arts and sciences, 7 in economics, and 5 in culture and art.

Myanmar Nway-Oo University (MNOU) has advised final-year DVM students from the University of Veterinary Medicine who plan to attend classes at MNOU to learn how to register in the Myanmar Education System (MES) and how to learn lessons in the Learning Management System (LMS).

6. A military squad stationed at Ngar Taing Power Station in Kawkareik District, Karen State, was attacked from the air with 13 grenades

On December 17, the Saw Dragon Drone Force (SDDF) released the battle report of Ngar Taing Power Station in Kawkareik District, Karen State, as follows:

“At around 6:00 a.m. on December 16, the Lion Battalion Commando-strategy Column (Kaw Thoo Lei Army) led by Captain Eh Say Wah, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the People’s Defence Force, Army Representing Myanmar Society (ARMS) drone team, and the affiliated resistance forces including us, Saw Dragon Drone Force (SDDF), attacked military council troops stationed in Ngar Taing power station in Kyondoe town, Kawkareik District, Karen State.” During the battle, 4 large grenades and 9 small grenades, for a total of 13 grenades, were dropped from the air, and all 13 grenades exploded inside the enemy’s territory, the Saw Dragon Drone Force (SDDF) stated. It also claimed that the enemy side had suffered, although the specifics of the operation were still being confirmed.

7. CDF–Paletwa attacked the junta gate of the bridge on the border of Paletwa and Matupi, killing two junta soldiers and injuring five others

“On December 16, at about 7:00 a.m., the Chinland Defence Force–Paletwa started firing at the Bway Li bridge gate, which was camped by the terrorist military council soldiers on the border of Plaetwa and Matupi Townships, and an exchange of fire took place for about 15 minutes,” the CDF–Paletwa said.

It was also said that 2 junta soldiers were killed and at least 5 others were wounded in the attack, and the comrades of the CDF–Plaetwa were able to retreat unharmed.

It is known that the residents of Bway Li Village and Twi Sawt Kone Village near the gate were forced to flee as the military council soldiers indiscriminately fired heavy weapons.

8. Junta troops torched the villages in Indaw Township this morning

The Indaw Revolution (IR) team, a local revolutionary team in Indaw Township reporting the junta’s atrocities, reported on December 17: “At 8:50 a.m. on December 17, the military council troops started setting fire to Gyone Gyone Kya Village in Indaw Township, Sagaing Division.”

The military council troops also set fire to Gyone Gyone Kya Village and Shwe Inn Daw restaurant near the village on December 16, according to the Indaw Revolution (IR) team.

To date, the military council has burned down nearly 40,000 civilian houses and buildings in Sagaing Division, Magway Division, Chin State, and Karenni State.

9. The revolutionary fundraising campaign “The falcons march; let the military be deranged” begins

In December, the Click for Revolution team announced the following regarding the fundraising campaign:

“This is an introduction to the ‘The falcons march; let the military be deranged’ fundraising campaign. From this campaign, we aim to donate 4 drones to 4 revolutionary groups in Magway Division and 1 to a group in Sagaing Division, for a total of 5 drones. Donations to this cause can be made starting at 5,000 kyats.”

A donation of 5,000 kyats will cover 1% of the total cost of a drone strike, the Click for Revolution team said.

The Click for Revolution team also asks people to play the End Game – Union Myanmar game and watch advertisements, since the proceeds from the game will also go to the drone campaign.

#Credit : Radio NUG


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