Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La claims that the NUG will strive to achieve another clear political outcome

Acting President Duwa Lashi La delivered a Union Day message to the public on February 12: “We must try to come up with another clear political outcome, not only to gain public trust but as an important new step to becoming a federal country.”

On September 7, 2021, the National Unity Government declared a state of emergency to start the People’s Defensive War. At present, one-year strategic plans are being developed and implemented, and 2023 has been declared the decisive year for the revolution.

2. It was said that as long as the unity of all ethnic groups based on the spirit of Panglong cannot be built, the flames of war will burn amid the gun smoke and the country will not develop

At the live broadcast of the event commemorating the 76th anniversary of the signing of the Panglong Agreement held on February 12, U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Chairman of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), remarked the following:

“As long as we cannot build a federal democratic country based on personal freedom, self-determination, and the right to shape our own destiny, with sufficient distribution of power and equality for all ethnic groups, we won’t have peace in our country. As long as the unity of all ethnic groups based on the spirit of Panglong cannot be built, it is absolutely impossible for the country to develop while the flames of war burn amid the gun smoke.”

Furthermore, U Aung Kyi Nyunt also said that this is a time of struggle because the fascist military has seized power.

3. Union Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung says that the NUG is making every effort to persuade the countries so that Myanmar refugees can get asylum in third countries

At the meeting with the Myanmar public in New York on February 11, Daw Zin Mar Aung, Union Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke on the issue of Myanmar refugees being able to seek asylum in third countries as follows:

“To the best of our ability, we cooperate with UNHCR. It is difficult for us to follow up on individual cases. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent letters of appeal to the relevant countries to take care of Myanmar refugees through policy. It also has to do with the budgets of the countries that would absorb refugees, and even if the budgets are granted there, refugees must be transported with the consent of Thailand’s security council. In addition, some countries have not signed treaties on refugees, and it is difficult to persuade those countries that have not signed. Only if those countries have political will, they will find a way to bring them [refugees] from the second country. We are pushing around to make it happen.”

Furthermore, the Union Minister said that the issue of Myanmar refugees has been discussed with international governments as well as the United Nations.

As of January 30, 2023, according to the latest figures from the United Nations, there have been more than 1.5 million internal displaced people across Myanmar, of whom 1.2 million were displaced by conflict and insecurity since the February 2021 coup d’état.

4. More than 350 Burmese-born ethnic people attended a public meeting in New York City with NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung

The National Unity Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Union Minister Daw Zin Ma Aung, Deputy Minister U Moe Zaw Oo, and Myanmar Ambassador to the United Nations U Kyaw Moe Tun had a public meeting with the New York Burmese community at St. James Episcopal Church in New York City.

According to the Office of the NUG Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C., the public meeting was held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on February 11, and more than 350 Burmese-born ethnic people in New York attended.

“The Minister expressed her gratitude to the revolutionary brothers and sisters in the United States who are enthusiastically participating in the revolution and explained the topics of international relations that are currently developing. The attendees also asked what they wanted to know, and it was answered in detail by the Minister, the Deputy Minister, and the Ambassador,” said the Office of the NUG Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C.

In addition, Union Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung and Deputy Minister U Moe Zaw Oo will meet with the Myanmar community in southern California on February 23.

The Myanmar community in Los Angeles invited Myanmar people from around Los Angeles and San Diego to attend the meeting and said that a meal would be arranged to make it convenient for those coming from work since the meeting time is Thursday evening.

5. The junta troops and members of the paramilitary group “Pyu Saw Htee” in Taw Pu Village, Monywa Township, were attacked with over 30 rounds of heavy weapons

he Special Operation Force (S.O.F), the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, announced on February 12 that the training completion ceremony for the Special Operation Training (Batch-4) under the Southern Military Region Command of the National Unity Government was held in the KNU Brigade-6 area in Kyainseikgyi Township.

The agenda of the training completion ceremony includes reading the congratulations message sent by U Lwin Ko Latt, Union Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration; delivering a graduation speech by the officer in charge of the Southern Military Region Special Operation Force (S.O.F); the Pledge of Allegiance; a military parade; and honouring outstanding trainees, according to the S.O.F.

The training completion ceremony was said to have been attended by the Southern Military Regional Command Chief of Operations, military officers, officials from relevant departments, local ERO alliance leaders, and marine trainers.

The training was conducted for three months, from the second week of September 2022 to the second week of December 2022, and the training completion ceremony was held on December 17, 2022.

During the training, participants received special commando, special assault, special marksmanship, battlefield medical treatment, and key military training for urban special operations, the S.O.F said.

6. PDF allied forces used two grenades to attack the junta checkpoint on the Sagaing side of the Ayeyawady Bridge (Yadanabon)

On February 12, the Freedom Revolution Force (FRF) claimed to have attacked the junta’s checkpoint on the Sagaing side of the Ayeyawady Bridge (Yadanabon), which connects Sagaing and Mandalay.

 “On the evening of February 10, the Special Force Eagle-2 of the Freedom Revolution Force (FRF) fired two 40-mm grenades at the checkpoint of the military council located on the Sagaing side of the Ayeyawady Bridge (Yadanabon), which connects Sagaing and Mandalay, which was extorting money and killing civilians,” said the Freedom Revolution Force (FRF).

The death toll of the military group due to the attack is not yet known, but it is said that there may be casualties. The attack was said to have been jointly conducted by the Special Force Eagle-2 of the Freedom Revolution Force (FRF) and the Anyar Brother LPDF Collective Force (ABCF).

7. The LA NUG Supporter is seeking support for its first fundraising event in 2023 to raise funds for the revolution

On February 11, the LA NUG Supporter invited support for its first fundraising event in 2023, as follows:

“We are inviting everyone to support and contribute to our first fundraising event in 2023, where we will sell food to raise funds for Myanmar affairs. Those who donate food will cook enthusiastically, and those who donate by purchasing food are invited to come eat and donate as well.”

The fundraising event will be held on February 19, 2023, and will feature the most Burmese food; pre-orders have already started, the LA NUG supporters said.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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