Summary of News

1. Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann encourages CDM heroes to persevere and continue to participate despite the difficulties

At the Civil Disobedience Movement’s (CDM) second anniversary celebration on February 8th, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann said the following:

“We all know that today’s spring revolution has reached this point not only because of the poor qualifications of the coup military but also because of the role of our revolutionary comrades, the CDMers. I would like to encourage the CDM heroes to continue to persevere and participate despite the difficulties.”

In addition, the Union Prime Minister also said that if CDMers have any difficulties, they can contact the relevant focal persons, who are tasked with resolving them as effectively as possible. The second anniversary ceremony of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) was organised by the PSSTF and attended by Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann, Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, CRPH member Daw Phyu Phyu Thin, over one thousand CDM civil servants, and CDM artists

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

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At the Civil Disobedience Movement’s (CDM) second anniversary celebration on February 8th, Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said the following:

“It’s our responsibility to fight today’s revolution to its end. We have already decided to fight today’s battle: we’ll get rid of the military council, stop the functioning of the military council’s mechanism, and involve CDM civil servants in areas where the military council mechanism is no longer in place.”

After the military coup on February 1, 2021, hundreds of thousands of education and health care civil servants participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM).

3. Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng says that the spring revolution must not only involve armed revolution but also ideological revolution and historical revolution, which have been imprinted throughout the ages

On February 9, Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng said, “Some people think that ethnic states do not exist in other countries; however, ethnic states were granted in Myanmar due to the Bamar’s generosity. Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and northern Thailand were once parts of Indochina (a French colony) and were governed by a single country-like government system. Their circumstances differed from those of proper Burma, which was governed by the Indian government as a hill tribes’ regulation, similar to the Shan, Kachin, and Chin mountains in our country today. Before Myanmar’s independence in 1948, Kayah (Karenni) also existed as an independent land. What I mean is that we have never existed under a single country like them [which now form Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia]. This revolution is one that has to bring together not only the armed revolution but also the ideological and historical revolutions, which have been imprinted throughout the ages and therefore may be delayed.”

Further, the Union Minister added that the Panglong Agreement will never become outdated.

4. Union Minister U Aung Myo Min says that efforts are being made for the National Unity Government to be recognised by international governments as a legitimate government

In an interview in February, U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights, said the following regarding the issue of international recognition of the NUG as a legitimate government:

“The NUG being recognised as a legitimate government is what we seek and what we are working towards. Until now, we have not reached the stage of being recognised as a government by the countries. We are trying to reach it.”

At present, NUG representative offices have been opened in Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Czech Republic, the French Republic, and the United States.

5. The UAE government accepted the credentials of the military council’s ambassador and allowed to establish embassy in the UAE, while the military council plans to relocate its assets to the UAE

The military council secretly sent Saudi Arabia Ambassador U Tin Yu, who was recently concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Myanmar to the United Arab Emirates, and his team to establish diplomatic relations with the UAE while planning to relocate its assets there because the bank accounts of military-related businesses in Singapore and Thailand were being blocked, according to reliable local sources.

On February 6, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, accepted the credentials of the junta’s Saudi Arabia Ambassador, U Tin Yu, and the Golding Land Travel Agency is helping to open the embassy, according to reports.

6. The CDF and CNA joined forces seized the junta’s Thantlang police station in Chin State early this morning, as well as more than 40 weapons, including anti-drone weapons

The CNA-CDF joint forces said that the junta police station located in Zonehmnun ward in Thantlang of Chin State, where martial law had been declared, was attacked at around 10:00 p.m. and completely captured by 1:00 a.m. on February 9. About 40 weapons, as well as military equipment, anti-drone weapons, and grenades, were seized from the captured police station. A CNA lieutenant was reportedly killed in the attack, and at least 4 members of the junta were killed.

7. About 17,000 people from 20 nearby villages in Kyainseikgyi Township in Karen State are currently sheltering in forests along the Thai-Myanmar border due to clashes

According to UNOCHA, about 17,000 people from 20 nearby villages in Kyainseikgyi Township in Karen State are currently sheltering in forests along the Thai-Myanmar border due to clashes.

“Fighting between the Myanmar Armed Forces (MAF) and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) has escalated in and around Kyainseikgyi township since the end of December 2022. As a result, an estimated 17,000 people from 20 nearby villages were displaced. They are currently sheltering in forests along the Thai-Myanmar border and are in urgent need of food, medicine, and shelter assistance,” the ONOCHA said.

The UNOCHA also stated, “As of 30 January 2023, the total number of IDPs across the Southeast has increased to 361,000. Overall, more than 1.5 million people remain internally displaced across Myanmar, 1.2 million of which were displaced by conflict and insecurity since February 2021.”

8. Two women were killed and three others were injured in an explosion in Zee Kan Village, Ye-U Township, caused by junta troops firing heavy weapons indiscriminately

On February 9, the Ye-U Township people’s defence force (Ye-U PaKaHpa) reported that two women were killed and three others were injured in an explosion in Zee Kan Village in Ye-U Township due to heavy weapons fired arbitrary by the junta troops.

“On the night of February 8, two women were killed and three others were injured when a heavy weapon shell exploded in Zee Kan Village in the Mon Taing Pin village group as a result of military council troops’ firing,” said the Ye-U PaKaHpa.

Furthermore, the weapon shell explosion damaged six cows and some houses in the village, according to the Ye-U PaKaHpa. 

9. A military product clearance campaign was conducted in five villages in Launglon Township

On February 9, the Dawe District Democracy Movement Strike Committee (DDMSC) announced, “This morning, on February 9, under the leadership of the Advocacy Engagement Subcommittee of the Dawe District Democracy Movement Strike Committee, a campaign to eliminate military products was carried out in five villages by pasting posters containing lists of military products to be boycotted on lampposts and making shout-outs in the villages’ crowded areas.”

The Dawe District Democracy Movement Strike Committee (DDMSC) said that its advocacy subcommittee visited a total of 17 villages and 10 village markets in January to organise public awareness campaigns to stop the sales, purchases, and use of military products.

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