Summary of News

1. The NUG says that the People’s Spring Revolution is moving forward with a strength that no one can overturn

The National Unity Government made a statement on the 2nd anniversary of the people’s spring revolution on February 1.

The statement said: “1st February 2023 marks the second anniversary of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution. For two years, the people of Myanmar have stood together, their heads held high, and steadfastly resisted Min Aung Hlaing and the Myanmar military’s attempt to overthrow the elected Government.”

The statement also said that the people’s determination, courage, and tenacity have moved the spring revolution forward with a strength that no one can overturn, as follows: “In staging a coup, the military misread our people. Myanmar has already suffered more than seventy years of military rule. We refuse to return to the dark days of the past. Over the past two years the determination, courage, and tenacity of our people has prevented the military from imposing its rule on Myanmar. Against the odds, the people of Myanmar have financed, organized, and sustained the Spring Revolution. Now, after two years, we have the initiative. Our political momentum cannot be overturned.”

The National Unity Government reaffirms in its statement that it will continue marching unwaveringly towards the people’s ultimate goal of building a Federal Democratic Union, together with all other revolutionary forces, as declared in the joint New Year’s Statement, pledging themselves to follow together the political Road Map laid out in the Federal Democracy Charter.

2. NUG’s Union Minister U Htin Linn Aung and his team meet with U.S. Assistant Secretary of States Mr. Daniel Kritenbrink and Deputy Assistant Secretary of States Mrs. Melissa Brown at the NUG government office in Washington

U Htin Linn Aung, Union Minister of Communications, Information and Technology, and his team met U.S. Mr. Daniel Kritenbrink, U.S. Assistant Secretary of States for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Mrs. Melissa Brown at the office of the National Unity Government in Washington, DC, on February 1.

The meeting, which was also attended by NUG Deputy Foreign Minister U Moe Zaw Oo and some ethnic representatives, stressed the necessity of removing military officials in order to put an end to their abuse of human rights, war crimes, killing of innocent people and children, and burning of villages.

“When they asked about how the United States could assist in the removal of military leaders, we discussed three points, and they remarked that they were quite practical and they said would soon arrange to discuss more details. One of the three points concerns the efficient use of technology, and the other two will be announced at the right time,” Union Minister U Htin Linn Aung said.

3. The public actively participates in the silent strike in the main commercial cities of Yangon and Mandalay

In the main commercial cities of Yangon and Mandalay, the public actively participates in the silent strike.

According to residents, since the morning of February 1, the major roads and crowded places in Yangon and Mandalay are void with people.

“It’s not because it’s early in the morning that people don’t go out; they don’t go out of their house at all,” said a resident of Yangon.

The pro-democracy activists and revolutionary forces called on the public to participate in the nationwide silent strike on February 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. February 1 marks the 2nd anniversary of the military’s failed coup.

4. The UK government sends a message to the people of Myanmar that all those who suffered because of the military deserve justice

On the two-year anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar on February 1, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK Minister for the Indo-Pacific, delivered a video message for the people of Myanmar.

“For those who are mourning friends and loved ones, those who have faced abuse and displacement, and those who have been arbitrarily detained by the military, they all deserve justice. So, the U.K. will continue to support the Myanmar people.” — Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK Minister for the Indo-Pacific

Moreover, Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan also said in her message that the UK Government has imposed sanctions on the Myanmar military junta and was able to obtain the first ever resolutions on the situation in Myanmar at the UN Security Council to apply pressure on the junta.

5. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection (MONREC) introduces the “Elephants in Revolution” campaign to raise funds to support CDM elephants (elephants that take part in CDM movements and the spring revolution) and CDM mahout staff

On January 31, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection (MONREC), the National Unity Government, introduced the “Elephants in Revolution” campaign and said:

“The MONREC-NUG will soon bring the ‘Elephants in Revolution’ campaign to revolutionary people at home and abroad who love elephants. This campaign aims to raise funds to support the people’s elephants and mahout staff, who participated in the two-year period of the people’s spring revolution like those government staff. In this campaign, six elephant collection items donated by two elephant lovers will be raffled, and everybody will have the opportunity to learn about the lives of elephants and mahouts who are struggling to survive in the midst of conflicts.”

Revolutionary people at home and abroad are urged to participate in the campaign as the sale of raffle tickets will soon be available at the HAM_collection Facebook Page and international fundraisers.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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