Summary of News

1. NUG’s Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung urges the public to boycott any business that arms the fascist military

Daw Zin Mar Aung, Union Minister of Foreign Affairs (NUG), called for a boycott of any business that arms the fascist military as follows:

“There are many things that the public can do safely [to end the military dictatorship]. Among those things, I would like to appeal the public to boycott the businesses that arm the fascist military and all the businesses and products related to them.”

The defence forces in Sagaing Division have banned the transportation of products of the terrorist military, such as Myanmar Beer, Mytel SIM cards, and its top-up cards, into Sagaing Division.

2. NUG’s Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe says that the Spring Revolution is a struggle to eradicate the military dictatorship that had dominated Myanmar for more than 70 years

Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe added the following while calling for a boycott of military products on January 7:

“Our revolution today is fighting to eradicate the ethnic chauvinism and military dictatorship that have dominated for more than 70 years.”

The Union Minister also urged people to boycott military products as the military council has reached its final stage of survival.

3. MP U Sithu Maung asserts that the military junta that seized power through illegal means has no right to hold elections

At the Zomi Federal Union Information Session held on January 8, U Sithu Maung, a Parliamentary Member of Pyithu Hluttaw, said that the military junta that seized power through illegal means has no right to hold elections.

He said, “We need to end the bad habit of [the military] seizing power every time they don’t get the results they want. Another thing is what we often say regarding the election [that the military junta planned to hold]: the military junta that seized power through illegal means has no right to hold elections.”

U Sithu Maung also said that a response and a clear message against the election of the military junta will be released soon.

4. The junta’s military column that torched Sat Pyar Kyin Village yesterday also torched Kone Yoe Village this morning

According to the Depayin Township Brothers, the military column that torched Sat Pyar Kyin Village, Depayin Township, Sagaing Division, yesterday also torched Kone Yoe Village this morning.

“The terrorist military squads that burned down Sat Pyar Kyin Village entered Kone Yoe Village through In Bote Village and burned down Kone Yoe Village this morning,” the Depayin Township Brothers reported on January 8.

In Depayin Township, the military burned down 2,900 houses in 22 villages in December 2022, and a total of at least 4,200 houses were burned down in Depayin Township since the coup, making it the township with the most damage in Sagaing Division.

5. The People’s Defence Forces attacked a junta-controlled police outpost in Ka Tone Paw Village in Thonegwa Township, killing three policemen and seizing two rifles

It is reported that a police outpost under the junta’s control in Ka Tone Paw Village in Thonegwa Township was attacked by an urban guerrilla group, and three policemen were killed and two G3 rifles were seized in the attack.

The local news sources confirmed that the police outpost was attacked at around 5:00 a.m. on January 8.

“I heard that police were killed and the guns were taken,” a resident of Thonegwa said.

It is reported that the defence forces burned the junta police outpost after they attacked it.

6. The MSPDF and allied forces employed drones to launch ENERGAs at the terrorist military troops stationed in Min Village, Yesagyo Township

The Myaung Special People’s Defense Force (MSPDF), Sagaing District 4th PDF Battalion, released a battle statement on January 7 stating that it had attacked the terrorist military troops stationed in Min Village, Yesagyo Township, Sagaing Division, as follows:

“On January 5, at around 2:30 p.m., we, the Sagaing District 4th PDF Battalion (MSPDF), together with our brotherhood alliance forces, carried out an aerial attack with homemade ENERGAs manufactured by the MSPDF against the terrorist military troops stationed in Min Village in Yesagyo Township.”

The MSPDF said that the investigation is still ongoing to confirm the causalities among the junta troops. The attack was said to have been carried out jointly by the Sagaing District 4th PDF Battalion (MSPDF), the Western Attack Squadron 001 of the CDSOM, the 3rd Squadron of the Pakokku District 10th PDF Battalion (Phoenix Special Guerrilla Force-Yesagyo), the A Nyar Thar Guerrilla Force, and Comrade Brothers (Ye Baw Nyi Naung).

7. The People’s Defence Forces used mines to attack military vehicles of the junta’s 33rd LID, headquartered in Sagaing, that were leaving for Monywa between Myinmu Town and Wan Pyae Village this morning

The People’s Army to Fight Dictatorship (PAFD), a revolutionary force in Sagaing Division, claimed that it and its allies attacked the military vehicles of the junta’s 33rd Light Infantry Division headquartered in Sagaing, that were leaving for Monywa with mines on January 8 at around 6:47 a.m. The PAFD stated as follows:

“On January 8, at around 6:47 a.m., we attacked the second vehicle among the two military vehicles of the 33rd LID Sagaing, which contained about 30 soldiers each and were leaving for Monywa between Myinmu Town and Wan Pyae Village, with specially made high-intensity mines.”

According to the PAFD, the vehicle was destroyed by landmines as a result of the revolutionary comrades’ attack and could not go ahead, and the damaged vehicle, as well as the dead and injured soldiers, were later taken by the military force in Myinmu.

The mine attack was said to have been carried out jointly by the People’s Army to Fight Dictatorship (PAFD), its sub-force Dog Killers PDF (DF PDF-MMU), the People’s Knight Defence Force Myinmu (PKDF-MMU), the Taungtha People Defence Force (TTAPDF), and the DBBF Defence Force Myinmu.

8. The military council troops in Pin Wei Village, Indaw Township, pretended to be PDFs and demanded one million kyats from two lorries while brandishing firearms

On January 8, the Embassy Indaw Revolution (IR) team stated, “It is learned that yesterday evening at around 6:00 p.m., the military council troops in Pin Wei Village pretended to be PDFs and demanded 1,000,000 kyats from two lorries at gunpoint.”

Therefore, the Indaw Revolution (IR) team advised the drivers to exercise caution while driving through Indaw Township and to look out for military council troops so that they can be avoided.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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