Summary of News

1. The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) extends a Christmas greeting to Christians

The Christmas greeting to Christians from the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) states that the Christian people’s history, which has played a significant role in Myanmar’s political reforms throughout the eras, is still remembered today. 

The message also stated the following:

“On the occasion of Christmas, December 25, which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ and is celebrated with lovely Christian customs with the goal of appearing various good things all over the world, the CRPH would like to send prayers that all Christians and ethnic people, as well as all Myanmar people, may be full of good things and happy in their hearts and minds. 

We are really glad and proud that Christians value the truth and are uniting with other religions in this spring revolution against the military dictators’ illegal actions and injustices. The history of the Christian people which has played an important role in Myanmar’s political reforms throughout the eras, is still remembered today. Not only for future generations but also for the country, the consistent efforts of all of us will be seen and felt as the fruits of success in the near future.

The CRPH would like to extend its best wishes for a Merry Christmas, encouraging everyone to effectively use diversity as a superior strength, to retain the strength of unity that has already been developed, and to work together to build a new federal system and an all-inclusive democratic union.”

2. On the occasion of Christmas, the NUG government wishes all the citizens of Myanmar to be safe and free from all dangers

The National Unity Government wishes all citizens of Myanmar to be safe and free from all dangers on the occasion of Christmas by sending a greeting message on December 25.

It is stated in the message as follows:

“Today is Christmas Day, which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. On this auspicious occasion of Christmas, the National Unity Government wishes all the citizens of the Union of Myanmar good health and happiness.”

The message also stated, “On this Christmas Day, the NUG would like to send this greeting message to all the citizens of Myanmar to be safe and free from all harm and be happy with the good news of peace and prosperity.”

3. Daw Zin Mar Aung, the foreign minister for the NUG, claims that the Thai government has an issue believing that the military council will be persuaded by them

During an interview, Daw Zin Mar Aung, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, told PVTV that the Thai government has an issue believing that the military council will be persuaded by them.

The Union Minister said:

“The issue with the Thai government is that they think that the military council [the Myanmar junta] will be persuaded by them. That is a significant issue in my opinion.”

Thailand invited the terrorist military regime and other ASEAN member states to an “open-ended consultative meeting” on December 22, but several key ASEAN member states did not attend the meeting.

4. U Naing Htoo Aung, Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, demands increased boycotts of Myanmar Beer, which is a military product

U Naing Htoo Aung, Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, demanded increased boycotts of Myanmar Beer, which is a terrorist military product, during the annual commemorative talk of the People’s Revolution Supply Family (PRF) in December.

He said:

“Now, the sale of Myanmar Beer, which is a military product, has not decreased much. We need to drastically reduce it. The other hand is watering poisonous plants, while the other hand is working very hard. There are a lot of situations like this. It is important to be able to cut it out.”

As a result of massive boycott, revenue and profits from Myanmar Beer are down by 46 percent in the half of 2021.

5. Myanmar refugee children in refugee camps along the Indian border will be given gifts for Christmas

As Christmas gifts, the CRPH Support Group (Norway) said that they will sponsor and make a donation to support the needs of children in 18 refugee camps located in Saiha, Mizoram, India.

The CRPH Support Group (Norway) said that they are taking responsibility to buy some basic necessities and some fun things for about 300 children between the ages of 3 and 7 in those refugee camps.

According to the CRPH Support Group (Norway), there are at least 800 Myanmar refugee children under the age of 10 in the refugee camps located in Saiha, Mizoram, India, and the remaining 500 children will be provided with donations from other donors.

6. Local defence forces arrested a prison warden from Koe Mile (9-Mile) Village in Kawthaung District

According to the Palaw Regional Defence Force (PRDF), on December 24, in the afternoon, it and its allies managed to arrest a prison warden who was traveling by bus.

It states, “On December 24, at about 1:30 p.m., while conducting inspections on the side of the road, the prison warden from Koe Mile Village, Kawthaung District, who was travelling in a bus, was arrested by our PRDF and allied forces near Ka De Village.”

It is stated that the local defence forces arrested the prison warden along with 170,000 kyats in cash and a phone, and the PRDF continued to detain him.

7. Pyan Kya Village, with more than 600 houses in Tabayin Township, was set on fire by the terrorist junta troops for two days, burning down almost the entire village

The Tabayin Refugee Support Group published the records of the Pyan Kya Village burning on December 24, stating that Pyan Kya Village, with over 600 houses in Tabayin Township, was set on fire by terrorist junta troops for two days in a row, burning down almost the whole village.

It states, “Due to the burning down by the terrorist military troops on the 22nd and 23rd of this month, there are only about 30 houses left in Pyan Kya Village, which has more than 600 houses. Because of these terrorist soldiers, thousands of local residents are still fleeing the war; most of them have not been able to return home, and some of those who were able to return have no homes left.”

8. Local defence forces attacked a paramilitary Pyu Saw Htee group from Thee Lone Village in the western part of Shwebo, resulting in casualties

On December 25, the ShweBo Federal Army (SBFA), a local defence force in Shwebo Township, reported its attack on a paramilitary Pyu Saw Htee group from Thee Lone Village as follows:

“On December 24, about 7:30 a.m., we attacked a paramilitary Pyu Saw Htee group from Thee Lone Village, in the western part of Shwebo, Shwebo District, Sagaing Division, with a drone drop grenade while they were coming out of the village, killing leader Win Zaw Aung and wounding Myint Khaing. Following that, the remaining members of the Pyu Saw Htee group, who had fled into the village, requested assistance from the junta troops, who were stationed at the Agriculture Institute on the Shwebo-Ye-U main road. When the junta troops arrived and fired PRGs indiscriminately in the direction of the revolutionary forces, while hiding in the bunker, they were attacked with drone drop grenades again, injuring many of them. Similarly, another paramilitary Pyu Saw Htee group from Tae Thee Taw Village who were coming out of their village were attacked by our comrades, who were ambushed in the forest, killing a Pyu Saw Htee member and wounding many others.”

The attacks were said to have been conducted jointly by the ShweBo Federal Army (SBFA), and its allied forces in the area.

9. The terrorist junta soldiers raided villages in Kanbalu Township

On December 25, the Kotaungbo Revolution (KTB-R) team claimed that about 80 military troops stationed in Ko Taung Bo Village and members of the paramilitary group “Pyu Saw Htee” raided the villages in Kanbalu Township, as follows:

“This morning, about 80 military troops from the Ko Taung Bo Village base camp and members of Pyu Saw Htee came out from the east and headed towards Thit Tar Village in Kanbalu Township, indiscriminately firing heavy and small arms.”

The mentioned column was reportedly struck by a claymore mine near Wet Thike Village and east of Kine Ma Village, and the extent of the damage is unknown.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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