Summary of News

1. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to a further 7 years in prison, for a total of 33 years in prison

On December 30, a junta court in Nay Pyi Taw sentenced State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to another 7 years in prison on five final charges of alleged corruption, bringing her total prison sentence to 33 years, according to sources close to the Nay Pyi Taw court. The alleged cases heard on December 30 include charges of corruption related to the hiring and maintaining of a helicopter that had caused a loss to the state, the source said.

The 77-year-old State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is being held in solitary confinement at Nay Pyi Taw Prison, was detained by the terrorist regime on February 1, 2021.

The military regime sentenced Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to 33 years in prison, including the 7-year sentence she faced today. 

2. The Acting President sends his best wishes for the year 2023 

Acting President Duwa Lashi La wished all the people of Myanmar to live peacefully and well in 2023.

The Acting President said in an interview in the final week of December as follows:

“People may get the chance to live in peace, eat well, and learn well in the year 2023. I send best wishes that they’ll have those chances.”

The Acting President said that the National Unity Government has developed strategies and is working systematically on them so that the public and the international community will not be deceived by the military council’s sham election.

3. Defence Minister U Yee Mon says that the revolutionary goal of the National Unity Government is to establish a new union and a new army

U Yee Mon, Union Minister of Defence, said in a meeting about military affairs in December that the revolutionary goal of the National Unity Government (NUG) is to establish a new union and a new army. The Union Minister stated as follows:

“We have a very clear revolutionary goal, and we also have a very clear revolutionary path. The goal we envision is to completely remove the military dictatorship and then establish a new union and a new army.”

The National Unity Government announced the beginning of the People’s Defensive Revolution on September 7, 2021. At present, the NUG considers 2023 to be the decisive year for the revolution, and strategies are being developed and implemented.

4. The NUG Minister of Human Rights claims that mentioning by name and recognizing the NUG, CRPH, EROs, and PDFs by the international community is the biggest political loss to the military council

U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights, said in an interview on December that mentioning by name and recognizing the NUG, CRPH, EROs, and PDFs [by the international community] is the biggest political loss to the military council.

“The peculiarity of the NDAA is that it mentions the names of the NUG, CRPH, EROs, and PDFs—which are disguised and propagated as the government over the air and terrorist groups by the terrorist military council—and recognizes that these organizations need to be supported if Myanmar’s democracy is to succeed. This recognition is the biggest political loss to the military council and is an extremely advantageous political recognition for us.” — Union Minister U Aung Myo Min said.

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 2023 NDAA) and President Joe Biden signed it into law.

5. The Shwebo Justice Force will provide homemade guns to allied revolutionary groups

On December 28, the Shwebo Justice Force announced that the homemade guns produced by the SJF Gun Production would be provided to allied revolutionary groups.

“These are the new weapons that the SJF Gun Production will soon send to the allied revolutionary groups,” said the Shwebo Justice Force.

Those homemade guns produced by the SJF Gun Production are said to be able to be used for combat and include break-action.

6. The lawyer representing Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung was unjustly sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labour

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) described on December 28 that Justice Attorney Daw Ywat Nu Aung was sentenced by the Special Court in Obo Prison, Mandalay Division, to 15 years in prison with hard labour under the Counter-Terrorism Law Section 50 (j).

On April 27, 2022, Daw Ywat Nu Aung was arrested while she was on her way back from the court hearing of Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung in Obo Prison.

From the time of the coup in 2021 until December 29, a total of 13,167 people have been detained, with 1,866 of them sentenced to prison. 

7. The junta troops who spent the night in Obo Village in the northern part of Myaing Township torched Obo Village this morning

According to local news sources, Obo Village was set on fire by junta troops on the morning of December 30.

“The terrorist military troops who spent last night in Obo Village set fire to Obo Village at around 4:20 this morning and left the village at around 6:00 a.m.,” a local said.

At present, the military council troops are reportedly marching in Myaing Township and the surrounding area.

8. After being attacked at the exit of Pala Town in Palaw Township, Tanintharyi Division, the junta troops torched Toh Village next to Pala Town

The Tanintharyi Defence Force reported on December 30 that the junta troops torched Toh Village after being attacked at the exit of Pala Town, Palaw Township, Tanintharyi Division.

It stated, “A military council convoy that left Pala Town, Palaw Township, Tanintharyi Division, was attacked near the exit of Pala Town this morning. When the military convoy arrived in Toh Village after being attacked, they burned down the houses in the village.”

The terrorist junta troops had burned down at least 40,000 houses and buildings throughout the country.

9. People are being urged to update their Facebook profile photos with the frame “End of Dictatorship 2023”

The Facebook Profile Campaign to welcome the year 2023, which will end the dictatorship, was launched, and people are called on to cooperate with the spring revolution movement by changing their Facebook profile picture with the frame “End of Dictatorship 2023.”

The campaigners stated the following:

“The comrades of PDFs and EROs who are fighting with their lives on the frontlines, the comrades who are waging strikes on the ground and revolution below the ground, the CDM staff who do not obey the dictator—they all are demolishing the dictator while sacrificing everything. Looking forward to the goals —permanently liberating Myanmar from dictatorships; and passing on a better Myanmar to future generations— we will achieve those goals in a short time only if everyone plays their roles in their own capacities and work together. Changing the Facebook profile pictures with the frame ‘End of Dictatorships,’ and protesting on organizations’ social media pages are ways that anyone who can access to Internet can easily take part in the revolution.”

#Credit : Radio NUG

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