Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says that the NUG’s first priority is to knock down the military council as well as to protect the lives of the people

At the Cabinet Meeting (3/2022) held on January 17, Acting President Duwa Lashi La said:

“What I would like to emphasise here is that everyone should keep in mind that the NUG’s first priority is to knock down the military council as well as to protect the lives of the people. NUG is not holding fire with one hand and water with the other. The very existence of the NUG government leading the Spring Revolution based on the interests of the people. So, I believe that we should hold the principle of fighting the military dictatorship with the right hand and the principle of protecting people’s lives and properties with the left hand.”

Furthermore, the Acting President also asked the government members to be careful to be tactically correct in protesting against the sham election to be held by the military council.

2. Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann claims that the NUG has the military capability to attack the enemy throughout the country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government released the statement dated January 17, calling on the neighbouring countries of Myanmar not to allow their airspace to be used by the terrorist military for airstrikes.

The official statement is as follows:

Call on Myanmar’s neighbour’s to block the illegal military junta’s use of their airspace for its atrocity operations

  1. On 10th and 11th January 2023, illegal military junta fighter jets bombarded Camp Victoria, which serves as the headquarters of the Chin National Front (CNF) on the India-Myanmar border. A number of civilians were reportedly killed and injured in the aerial arracks, and civilian infrastructure, including three homes, and a local hospital, were destroyed.
  2. According to Chin National Front sources, the junta jets entered India airspace during the course of the attack. Other sources on the ground reported that some junta bombs hit Indian territory.
  3. This is not the first time that the illegal military junta has used the airspace of its neighbour’s during its atrocity operations, with Bangladesh and Thailand earlier examples. Nor is it the first time that junta bombs have struck foreign soil during such air raids.
  4. The National Unity Government therefore calls on Myanmar’s neighbours, in the interests of regional peace and security and the protection of civilians, to block the illegal military junta’s use of their airspace for its aerial attacks.
  5. This is consistent with the United Nations Security Council’s condemnation of attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure in its resolution 2669, its demand for an immediate end to all forms of violence, and its urging of restraint and de-escalation.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Unity Government

3. NUG’s Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng says that all the policies on natural resources have been developed with the aim of resource conservation

At the press conference of NUG held on January 15, Dr. Tu Hkawng, Union Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, said:

“Since the establishment of our ministry, we have been thinking about the fact that we must conserve the natural resources, and all policies have been developed with the aim of conserving the natural resources.”

Furthermore, the Union Minister also stated that when it comes to natural resource conservation, it also aims at putting them back into the hands of the relevant federal units in the coming new Federal Democratic Union.

4. NUG’s Human Rights Minister U Aung Myo Min says that the terrorist military council has not been capable to hold the will and hearts of the people until now

At the opening ceremony of the fundraising “Hand In Hand Together For Tanintharyi Victory” held on January 15, Human Rights Minister U Aung Myo Min said that the terrorist military council has not been capable to hold the will and hearts of the people until now.

The Minister said:

“Everyone knows that the terrorist military council tried to seize power, but the coup failed. They are being affected by the people’s hatred and resentment while they oppress the people without being able to hold the will and hearts of the people until now. There are no longer people’s soldiers but the members of the terrorist military council, living in lives where people view them as criminals.”

Following the military coup on February 1, 2021, the Spring Revolution arose alongside the public movements against the military dictatorship, and public strikes continue to take place to this day.

5. Raffle tickets are being sold to raise funds for arming the Karenni Democratic Front (KDF)

The Karenni Democratic Front (KDF) announced that raffle tickets are being sold to raise funds for arming the KDF, as follows:

“The raffle campaign, ‘Donate as much as banyan tree and get the advantage of as much as a banyan tree to arm the KDF,’ has started. The local price is 10,000 MMK per ticket.”

The KDF said the donations received from the raffle campaign will be used to replenish the weapons and ammunition of the KDF.

The KDF also posted a list of raffle ticket agents and prices according to country.

6. In a day-long clash in Shat Pon Village in Palaw Township, four junta soldiers and members of a paramilitary “Pyu Saw Htee” group were killed, and two guns were seized

The Tanintharyi Sub-Region Command released a battle report on January 17 stating that four junta soldiers and members of a paramilitary “Pyu Saw Htee” group were killed and two guns were seized in a day-long clash in Shat Pon Village in Palaw Township, Tanintharyi Division.

The report stated that the clash broke out between the people’s defence forces and the terrorist military council troops on January 16, starting at 1:00 p.m. and lasting until the whole evening. Two junta soldiers and two members of the Pyu Saw Htee group were said to have been killed in the clash, and two guns were seized.

Although the members of the defence forces were able to retreat unharmed, the junta soldiers burned down two houses in the village, according to the report.

7. The sale of the Spring Valour Condominium will start soon

The End of Dictatorship (EOD) announced that the sale of the Spring Valour Condominium will start on January 21, 2023, as follows:

“This is the first project of the EOD’s 2023 projects, which is developed for the ‘decisive year of the final battle,’ which involves two important factors: public support and participation, and replenishment of the revolutionary fund. It will be built on Kabaraye 106, the land owned by the terrorist military and located on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Yangon. Since it is a focal point of land that that is connected to Inya Walk, which will be brought to the people of the revolution after the revolution period, high-level economic buildings, hotels, business centres, etc., will also be built relating to it after the revolution period.”

According to EOD, there will be 850 condominium rooms for sale, with four different types of room: studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedrooms. EOD also stated that pre-orders are now being accepted at EOD agents.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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