Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La believes the Spring Revolution will be a success

Acting President Duwa Lashi La delivered the following message on February 1, on the 2nd anniversary of the Spring Revolution:

“I am confident that this revolution will succeed because all ethnic groups and revolutionary forces are waging it in unity.”

At present, the People Defensive War is accelerating and the National Unity Government is implementing a One-Year Strategic Plan.

Meanwhile, according to reports, the IT team is working to recover Acting President Duwa Lashi La’s Facebook page after it was hacked. The Acting President said about it on Twitter: “My Facebook Page has been hacked. Our IT team is dealing with the Facebook Team and hopefully it will settle soon. Sorry for any inconvenience.”

2. Union Ministers Dr. Zaw Wai Soe and Daw Khin Ma Ma Myo attended the rally held in London, UK, to mark the 2nd anniversary of the Myanmar Spring Revolution

Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, Union Minister of Health and Education, and Daw Khin Ma Ma Myo, Union Minister of Commerce, the National Unity Government, attended the rally held at Trafalgar Square located in the centre of London, UK, which marked the 2nd anniversary of the Myanmar Spring Revolution.

While the public in Myanmar protested against the military dictatorship by participating in the Silent Strike throughout the country, ethnic brothers and sisters arriving in the UK also held a rally at Trafalgar Square in central London.

The rally demanded an immediate release of the people who were unjustly arrested and detained in Myanmar, including President U Win Myint and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; an immediate stop to burning villages throughout the country and the airstrikes on innocent people; and for trials to be held for the war crimes committed by the military council.

UK citizens and MPs, who support Myanmar’s issue, also attended the demonstration alongside Myanmar expatriates in the UK.

3. Mr. Alain David, Member of the Lower House of the French Parliament and Chairman of the French-Myanmar Friendship Association, and his team met with the NUG delegation at the Office of the Lower House of the French Parliament

Mr. Alain David, Member of the Lower House of the French Parliament and Chairman of the French-Myanmar Friendship Association, and his team received the NUG delegation led by Union Ministers Dr. Win Myat Aye and U Aung Myo Min at the Office of the Lower House of the French Parliament on February 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

At the meeting, the Union Ministers discussed the progress of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution, as well as the road map of the National Unity Government and the importance of the Myanmar people’s participation in the Spring Revolution.

Then, the NUG delegation called on the French Parliament, the French government, and the international community to reject the sham election to be held by the military junta. The representatives of the French Parliament accepted the request of the NUG delegation to engage with the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) and discussed plans for the meeting.

4. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun and the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) announced on February 1 that it had nominated Myanmar Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun and the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) for the Nobel Peace Prize 2023.

Since the military coup, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun “denounced the military coup soon after it occurred, calling on states not to recognize or legitimize the junta,” and he has used his position at the UN “to convey the voices of the Myanmar people to the international community,” the PRIO said in its statement.

The NUCC is a body that is working “to end all forms of dictatorship and to build a federal democratic union in Myanmar,” and “it is an inclusive body with representatives from elected members of parliament, political parties, civil society organizations, officials from the civil disobedience movement and strike organizations, and ethnic resistance organizations,” the PRIO said.

Among the five Nobel Prizes, only the Nobel Peace Prize Award is presented annually in December in Oslo, Norway, and this year’s nomination deadline is set for January 31. The shortlist will be published in March.

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, and in recognition of her brave struggle for democracy in Myanmar, she donated $1.3 million of the prize money to establish a health and education trust for the people of Myanmar.

5. At least 150 cities and towns participated in the Silent Strike to mark the second anniversary of military rule

According to the Data for Myanmar, more than 150 cities and towns joined the silent strike on February 1, 2023. It stated the following about the silent strike:”On 1 February 2023, the ‘silent strike’ was staged in cities and towns of Myanmar from 10 a.m to 3 p.m, calling on people across the country to shut their businesses and stay at home to mark two years of military rule. More than 150 cities and towns joined the nationwide ‘silent strike’ on 1 February 2023.”

6. The PDF forces managed to capture Swe Pyi Aye town in Homalin Township

The Hkamti District’s 1st PDF Battalion (Homalin) claimed on February 2 that Shwe Pyi Aye town in Sagaing’s Homalin Township was managed to capture, as follows:

“On February 1, the alliance forces of the Hkamti District 1st PDF Battalion (Homalin), HPDF, HPDF-124, and HPDF (Moegyo) seized Shwe Pyi Aye town in Homalin Township, a town built by Major-General Thar Aye during the State Peace and Development Council.”

Although the junta forces launched air strikes three times, the PDF alliance forces were said to still have Shwe Pyi Aye town under control without any casualties or damage.

7. In Kawthaung, the deputy leader of the paramilitary Pyu Saw Htee group was shot dead, and eight junta soldiers were killed when landmines hit the military vehicle convoy that came to investigate his dead

The Kawthaung Township People’s Defence Force claimed that it had assassinated San Tin, deputy leader of a paramilitary Pyu Saw Htee group, at his home in Mar Yan village, Khamaukgyi sub-township, at around 6:20 a.m. on February 1, seizing one M16 rifle, one A1 rifle, one large-capacity magazine, 28 rounds of ammunition, and three daggers from him.

When two large military vehicles carrying about 60 soldiers were travelling from Khamaukgyi town to Mar Yan village, where deputy Pyu Saw Htee leader San Tin was assassinated, the Kawthaung PDF used landmines to ambush them near Palatkhwa bridge between Aung Chan Thar village and Seik Phu village, killing eight junta soldiers and injuring six others, according to the Kawthaung PDF.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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