Summary of News

1. At the Cabinet meeting, Acting President Duwa Lashi La stated that substantial military and political outcomes were expected in 2023

At the 82nd Cabinet Meeting held on January 10, Acting President Duwa Lashi La said that substantial military and political outcomes were expected in 2023, as follows:

“I particularly hope that substantial military and political outcomes occur in 2023. As I hope, I believe that the public will be eagerly waiting for them. Our NUG government will have to learn from past political mistakes, especially one point I would like to emphasise: the conviction that the NUG administration cannot be a government in the air. We will do practical political functions; we will try to make what should be possible, and I especially want to prove it to the public with practical results.”

In addition, the Acting President urged the cabinet members to persuade the general public with practical political and military outcomes.

2. The first fundraising event of the NUG’s Tanintharyi Regional Military Command’s 100,000 USD project, “Let’s Support for Tanintharyi Victory,” will be held on January 15

The Tanintharyi Regional Military Command announced that its first 100,000 USD fundraising event, “Let’s Support for Tanintharyi Victory,” will be launched on January 15, and the Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann, Defence Minister U Yee Mon, Human Rights Minister U Aung Myo Min, and Deputy Defence Minister U Naing Ywut of the National Unity Government will attend the first fundraising event.

For the success of the “Let’s Support for Tanintharyi Victory” project, four fundraising events will be held in Asia, Europe, and America. The first fundraising event will be held on January 15, the second on January 28, the third on February 5, and the final on February 26.

The purpose of the project is to “step ahead of the Tanintharyi revolution and meet the urgent needs to be able to wage a defensive revolution that will completely eliminate the military dictatorship.”

3. NUG’s Human Rights Minister asks those who remain unconcerned about the revolution if they have a clear conscience

On January 9, on social media, U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights, questioned those who remain unconcerned about the revolution whether they have a clear conscience, as follows:

“Do you have a clear conscience like those citizens who murdered themselves rather than being killed, those citizens who drank poison to obtain weapons [from enemy]; and those comrades who say unconsciously that they will return to the frontlines while being seriously wounded?”

Following the military coup on February 1, 2021, the Spring Revolution emerged along with the public movement against the military dictatorship.

4. In the special administrative area of Sagaing Division, police and security training for newly appointed CDM police officers and people’s security force cadets started

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration issued a press release on January 10 announcing that Police and Security Training No. 2/2023 for newly appointed CDM police officers and people’s security force cadets in the special administrative area of Sagaing Division for dealing with judiciary matters in the area had started on January 9.

The training will be conducted from January 9 to February 6, 2023, and the township people’s police officer and township legal officer will instruct the trainees in law, police procedures, investigative procedures, and office procedures.

5. The Pale Township People’s Administration transfers 30 percent of the 46 million MMK in taxes collected through nine gates in Pale Township to the NUG’s Ministry of Planning and Finance

The Pale Township People’s Administration (PaAhHpa) stated that 30 percent of the 46 million MMK in taxes it had collected from nine gates in Pale Township had been sent to the NUG’s Ministry of Planning and Finance, as follows:

“The tax statement for the taxes collected at nine gates in Pale Township was made and allocated according to the NUG’s budget allocation policy. The total tax revenue is 466,011,000 MMK after deducting the expenses of nine gates. 30% (13,803,300 MMK) of these taxes were submitted to the NUG’s Ministry of Planning, Finance and Investment; 30% (13,803,300 MMK) was allocated for PaAhHpa processes, and the rest 40% (18,404,400 MMK) for PaKaHpa (local people’s defence forces) processes.”

The budget distribution and monthly meeting of the Pale Township Administration was held on January 6. Tax money received for PaAhPha processes was reportedly allocated to the relevant departments for use in humanitarian, health care, education, township development processes, and office expenses. Tax money received for PaKaHpa processes will reportedly be allocated to township and village PaKaHpa and the Pale-based PDF battalions.

6. Clashes broke out in Homalin Township, Sagaing Division, for three consecutive days, at least eight junta soldiers, including the platoon commander, died, and weapons were confiscated

On January 10, the Homalin People’s Defense Force (HPDF 124) released a battle statement stating that its checkpoint at the Nat Nan Village market was raided by about 100 military troops and the Shanni Nationalities Army (SNA) on the early morning of January 5, and clashes broke out for three consecutive days, as follows:

“On January 5, our checkpoint at the Nat Nan Village market was raided by over 100 military and SNA troops at around 5:00 a.m. Some ammunition and military equipment were being seized, but our comrades were able to retreat safely while firing back. After that, until January 8, the military and SNA troops continued to march while firing small and heavy weapons with reinforcement, and the Hkamti District 1st PDF Battalion, the HPDF 124, the Moe Gyo PDF, and the HPDF allied forces were able to counter-defend, and one of our comrades received a non-critical wound. It is reported that at least eight members of military and SNA troops, including the commander, were killed and many others injured during the battle, and those injured are being treated at Naung Po Aung Hospital. On January 9, when we carried out area clearance, two corpses of military and SNA troops were found, and military equipment such as ammunition, magazines, mobile phones, and artillery shells were confiscated.”

7. The second revolutionary film of Director Ko Pauk, “Raung-Ni-Lar-Yar-Lan” or “The Pathway to Victory,” is planning to screen across various countries

Director Ko Pauk publicized that his second revolutionary film, “Raung-Ni-Lar-Yar-Lan” or “The Pathway to Victory,” was planning to screen across various countries, as follows:

“For the year in which the red glow of dawn [which means success] will come, I am continuing my pathway to victory. I am planning to screen the film across various countries starting on February 4 or 5, 2023. This is a documentary that reflects changes in my life as an artist and a revolutionary, as far as I am able to present them.”

Ko Pauk said that the screening time of the “Raung-Ni-Lar-Yar-Lan” or “The Pathway to Victory” documentary film will be 1 hour and 45 minutes for our revolutionary people who could not get enough of watching the 30-minute “The Road Not Taken” film.

8. The revolutionary musical “A Sunny Day” will be shown in San Francisco on January 29

It is reported that the musical “A Sunny Day” will be shown in San Francisco on January 29 for the fans who have been waiting for it. “A Sunny Day” is a musical based on the true events of the Myanmar Spring Revolution, which reflects the losses, pain, hopes, and enthusiasms of the people of Myanmar after the February 1, 2021, military coup. The musical show features 41 acts, 28 original songs, and 24 performers.

Director Ko Pauk also encouraged people to watch the musical show by saying the following:

“It is challenging and complicated to convey the desired emotion when presenting a musical performance using the theatre’s set, sound, and lighting. It needs a lot of people, effort, and time to do it. The team members [of ‘A Sunny Day’] are working hand in hand with art to speed up the revolution for the sake of their beliefs. Now, I think everyone is ready to support ‘A Sunny Day.’ Please add more support for the revolution.”

The musical play “A Sunny Day” will be presented on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at the Chabot College Theatre in Hayward.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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