Summary of News

1. The Acting President says that the military group has absolutely no authority to hold an election

At the 79th Cabinet Meeting of the National Unity Government, Acting President Duwa Lashi La remarked the following:

“A terrorist military group that is not only violating all laws and trying to usurp state power through violence but also killing, torturing, and destroying people’s lives every day has absolutely no authority to hold an election. The election that they will hold is not a way out or a solution to Myanmar’s current political crisis, but rather an act that will exacerbate the problem, and it is nothing more than deception that does not even deserve the term ‘election.’”

Furthermore, the Acting President said that the “election” to be held by the terrorist military group is merely a political trick and trap aimed at prolonging their power and reducing the military and political crises they are experiencing, and that the entire people must explicitly reject this “illegal sham election.”

2. The National Unity Government’s Union Prime Minister, Mahn Winn Khing Thann, meets and discusses with the Committee Representing Sagaing Regional Hluttaw (CRSH)

Mahn Winn Khaing Thann, Union Prime Minister of the National Unity Government, met with officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, the chairman, secretaries, and members of the Committee Representing Sagaing Regional Hluttaw (CRSH), and regional Hluttaw representatives on December 19.

At the meeting, the current situation of the revolution and the political future processes were discussed through a video conference, according to the CRSH.

3. The NUG Human Rights Minister says that 2023 will be a strong year to overthrow the military dictatorship

U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights, said in an interview in December that 2023 will be a strong year to overthrow the military dictatorship.

“I am sure that the wave of strength that started in 2022 will be a strong wave that is strong enough to capture the camps and bring down the military dictatorship in 2023,” the Union Minister remarked.

The National Unity Government (NUG) announced the start of the People’s Defensive War on September 7, 2021. To hasten the shift from defence to attack, NUG has already created and put into effect a one-year strategic plan.

4. NUG’s Ministry of Defence recognizes three battalions of the YRA Htilin and assigns battalion registration numbers

On December 19, the Yaw Revolution Army-Htilin (YRA Htilin) announced that the Ministry of Defence of the National Unity Government (NUG) has recognized its three battalions and assigned registration numbers.

“The National Unity Government (NUG)’s Ministry of Defence has approved and assigned three battalions of the Yaw Revolution Army-Htilin to Gangaw District Battalions 15, 16, and 17. We would like to inform the people of our happiness and pride in this development.”

At present, there are nearly 300 Battalions of the People’s Defence Force, 250 Township PaKaPha groups, and 401 urban guerrilla and youth LPDF groups.

5. The CRPH Public Affairs Committee provides a subsidy of 100,000 kyats to each of the 51 CDM employees who were affected by the fire in Myaung District

Myaung Education Network announced on December 19 that the CRPH Public Affairs Committee had provided a subsidy of 100,000 kyats to each of the 51 CDM employees who were affected by the fire in Myaung District.

Myaung Education Network stated as follows:

“We especially admire the employees who, despite numerous obstacles, are taking part in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and resisting the dictator. Additionally, we are grateful to the CRPH’s Public Affairs Committee for providing assistance and support to the struggling CDM employees.” The Myaung Education Network also stated that they will continue to try to get support for the remaining CDM employees

6. The MFDMC provides 150,000 Thai baht of support to the Headquarters Column of the Karen National Liberation Army Brigade 6

The KTJ Supporting Group of the Myanmar Federal Democratic Mission Coalition (MFDMC) said on December 20 that it has provided 150,000 Thai baht of support to the Headquarters Column of the Karen National Liberation Army Brigade-6.

The KTJ Supporting Group stated as follows:

“The KJT Supporting Group (MFDMC) provided 150,000 baht of support to the Karen National Liberation Army’s 6th Brigade Headquarters Column from the monthly support funds of support members.”

According to the information provided, the support funds come from supporters in Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore and were sent promptly and precisely to their intended location in accordance with MFDMC policy and Ministry of Defence guidelines.

7. 30% of the proceeds from the Spring Lottery are being used for prizes and 70% to support those CDM heroes

On December 20, the Spring Lottery family announced that 30% of the proceeds from the Spring Lottery are being used for prizes, and 70% to support those CDM heroes without any waste.

The Spring Lottery is open 24/7 except for one day at the end of every month, according to the Spring Lottery family.

The process for purchasing lottery tickets is detailed on the page, and those who are interested are said to be able to get in touch with the Spring Lottery Page Messenger.

8. Local revolutionary groups attacked military ground forces that came to provide security to the military supply ships traveling to the upper Chindwin River, potentially causing significant damage and loss

On December 20, the Spring Guerrilla Platoon released a military report regarding the attack on the military ground forces that came to provide security to the support ships that are traveling to the upper Chindwin River, as follows:

“On December 19, on their way out of Kyauk Hmaw Village, between Kyauk Kone Village and Yin Boe Village, our allied forces engaged in combat with the advance guard of the military ground column that had come to provide security to the military support ships transporting weapons, ammunition, and food to the upper Chindwin River.”

A leader and a member of the allied forces were killed in the combat, another one was wounded, and junta soldiers were reportedly able to escape with numerous casualties.

9. Four civilians were shot and killed by junta troops near Pein Inn Village in Indaw Township and their bodies were destroyed

On December 20, the Indaw Revolution (IR) team reported that four civilians were shot and killed by junta troops near Pein Inn Village in Indaw Township, Sagaing Division, and their bodies were destroyed.

The team said, “On December 18, four civilians were shot and killed by the military council forces near Pein Inn Village, and the bodies were buried in the Pein Inn Village monastery.”

The terrorist military killed four civilians: Ko Aung Naing Tun of Nant Thae Village, Ko Nay Win of Kun Chaung Village, Ko Kyaw Lwin of Ma Au Knoe Village, and another whose identity is unknown. 

10. The terrorist military set fire to civilian homes in 19 villages in Ye-U Township, with some villages completely destroyed

On December 20, Bo Mote Sate (The Beard) People’s Defence Force reported, “During this week, the military council troops burned down houses of 19 villages in Ye-U Township, Sagaing Division, and in some villages, they burned down the entire village.”

The villages that were burned down during this week include: Ywa Meik Thar, Mote Si, Chan Thar, Kone Thar, Ywa Thit, Htan Pin Kone, Se Gyi, Pauk Thar, Zeint Zun, Pi Rakat Kya, Za Wa, Wet Phoe, Hnga Pyaw Taw, Taung Kone, Chaung Sone, Thayat Kan, Moe Daung, Kum Own, and Magyi Kone.

People affected by fire are in need of aid.

11. Two soldiers may have been killed when bombs were thrown at a group of junta soldiers guarding the Irrawaddy Bank in Shwebo

Shwe Taw Thar Guerrilla Force claimed to have used bombs to attack soldiers guarding the Irrawaddy Bank in Shwebo at around 6:35 p.m. on December 19 as follows:

“On December 19, at 6:35 p.m., the Shwe Taw Thar Guerrilla Force and the M.T Black Dragon People Defence Force approached the junta soldiers who were providing security in a bunker in front of the Irrawaddy Bank in Shwebo and threw two bombs.”

Two or three junta troops may have died as a result of the attack according to Shwe Taw Thar Guerrilla Force.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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