Summary of News

1. Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann says that the NUG is working hard towards the goal that 2023 will be the end of the military dictatorship

At the 76th anniversary ceremony of the signing of the Panglong Agreement on February 12, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann made the following remarks:

“On the one hand, with the goal that 2023 will be the end of the military dictatorship, the National Unity Government has adopted a One-Year Plan for military affairs, administrative affairs, foreign affairs, and fundraising sectors and is making efforts from all sides simultaneously. On the other hand, we are making efforts in the information sector so that the people can get accurate information about our activities and that not only domestic but also international organisations can learn about the brutality and inhumanity of the terrorist military council.”

At present, the military council is losing ground in terms of military means, and it is also almost completely unrecognised diplomatically.

2. The Office of the NUG Ministry of Foreign Affairs is established in Washington, D.C.

The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the opening ceremony of its office in Washington, D.C., was held on February 13.

Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung and Deputy Foreign Minister U Moe Zaw Oo attended the office opening ceremony.

At present, the countries that recognise the National Unity Government as the legitimate government and allow the establishment of the NUG’s representative offices include the Republic of Korea, Japan, the French Republic, the Czech Republic, the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Kingdom of Norway.

3. NUG’s Home Affairs Minister U Lwin Ko Latt claims that the NUG has 70% territory control over 73 towns

At the live broadcast of Myanmar Global Town Hall Meeting Day 2, an online Q&A session between the National Unity Government and the Myanmar public around the world held on February 12, Union Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, U Lwin Ko Latt, claimed, “We have 70 percent control in about 73 towns in the Sagaing, Magway, and Bago regions.”‘

Moreover, the Union Minister also said that it is difficult for military council troops to penetrate the areas controlled by the NUG and that they can only use heavy weapons and air strikes to attack.

4. NUG’s Human Rights Minister U Aung Myo Min urges doing the best for the sake of children in armed conflicts

On February 13, Children’s Day in Myanmar, U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights, said the following on social media to try the best for the sake of children in the armed conflicts:

“Today is Children’s Day in Myanmar.

For children in armed conflicts…

For children who are away from their families…

For children in hidden villages who fled the conflicts…

For children who are surrounded by the sounds of bombs, heavy weapons, and airplanes…

Let’s do our best.”

According to UNICEF, over 1.5 million people in Myanmar, including children, have been forced to flee their homes and communities.

5. NUG’s Justice Minister U Thein Oo says that it is necessary to punish the criminals in order to make up for the victims of the transition period

At the live broadcast of Myanmar Global Town Hall Meeting Day 2, an online Q&A session between the National Unity Government and the Myanmar public around the world held on February 12, Union Minister of Justice U Thein Oo said the following:

“We cannot forget the emergence of the truth during the transition period, nor can we forget the victims. So, in order to uncover the truth, we must form commissions. Next, we must take legal action against the criminals.”

The terrorist military group killed nearly 3,000 people and arrested at least 10,000 others.

6. U.S. Congressman Ted W. Lieu met with the adviser of the NUG Ministry of Human Rights

U.S. Congressman Ted W. Lieu met with U Aung Kyaw Moe, Adviser to the NUG Ministry of Human Rights, on February 12.

“I met with US Congressman Ted W. Lieu and discussed minority issues, including the Rohingya, the human rights situation, and the fraudulent election of the military council,” said U Aung Kyaw Moe.

The terrorist military carried out extermination against minorities in Rakhine State, forcing them to flee to Bangladesh.

7. Protests were held at UNHCR offices in Mae Sot and Bangkok

A refugee activist group called Maesot Myanmar Refugee Voice said that protests were held simultaneously at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Mae Sot and Bangkok to demand rights for Myanmar refugees on the morning of February 13.

“Yes. In our movement this morning, a refugee brother from Bangkok said he also wanted to join it and that he shared the similar heart as other Myanmar refugees, so we managed to carry out protests at the same time [in Mae Sot and Bangkok]. UNHCR officials at the Mae Sot office drove by and spotted us as they were coming out of the office with the office team in the car.” said a member of the Maesot Myanmar Refugee Voice.

The group, Maesot Myanmar Refugee Voice, also demonstrated in front of the Mae Sot prison and the chief district officer’s house in Mae Sot on February 6.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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