Summary of News

1. The Acting President directs that the general resources obtained from the public be managed appropriately and without waste in order to realize the revolution

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann stated the following at the meeting of the Interim People’s Judicial Development Committee held on February 17:

“The Interim People’s Judicial Development Committee’s member ministries have a lot of work to do and are challenging to manage on the ground. Committees such as the Interim Local Administration Central Committee and the Interim People’s Judicial Development Committee also play a vital role in the revolution, so even though they are very busy, it is very important to be able to consult and set up future works.”

In the NUG-controlled areas, township-level courts have been established, and judicial procedures are underway.

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

According to the statement released by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) on February 18, as of February 17, a total of 3,000 people, including pro-democracy activists and other civilians, have been killed during the Spring Revolution. The statement reported that 15,882 people were arrested and detained, of which 4,398 are serving sentences. There have been 103 death row prisoners during the revolution. 120 people, including 41 sentenced to death, have been sentenced in absentia. As a result, the death penalty has been imposed on a total of 144 people since the military coup.

3. The Southern California Myanmar friends and families’ 2023 February Unity Fundraiser Event sold out almost all of the pre-orders

On February 18, the LA NUG Supporters team appreciated those who contributed to its 2023 February Unity Fundraiser Event as follows:

“Having almost sold out of preorders, we sincerely appreciate everyone who has supported the fundraiser event for Myanmar war victims that Southern California Myanmar families will be hosting on Sunday.”

The LA NUG Supporters team also extended an invitation to join them in their collective effort to raise funds for IDPs in Myanmar while enjoying a variety of traditional Myanmar foods and souvenirs.

4. About 15,000 internally displaced people from the Htan Kone and Zee Kone areas of Kanbalu Township are in desperate need of help

The Kyunhla-Kanbalu activists group reported on February 18 that about 15,000 internally displaced people in the Htan Kone and Zee Kone areas of Kanbalu Township are in desperate need of help, as follows:

“On February 17, around 7:30 a.m., a combined force of about 120 members of the 368th Infantry Battalion and military-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia who had spent the night in Inn Lel Gyi village in Kanbalu Township’s Htan Kone area opened fire with heavy weapons and small arms indiscriminately to the southeast of the village before heading towards the villages of Thayet Tar and Ingar Daunt. At about 10:30 a.m. [on the same day], the said military column brutally burned and killed two innocent male civilians, ages 22 and 32, in a tent in the forest near Kine Yoe village. A 15-year-old underage boy and a 20-year-old woman from Inn Lel Gyi village were reportedly also abducted by the above-mentioned military column to be used as human shields; it is still unknown whether or not they were ever released.”

Due to the invasion of that military column and Pyu Saw Htee militia, about 15,000 residents from 18 villages in the Htan Kone and Zee Kone areas, including Inn Lel Gyi village and Thayet Tar village, are fleeing, according to the Kyunehla-Kanbalu activist group. 

5. The documentary film “We Will Share The Merit Only After We Are Free” will be screened in Thailand on March 12

A Myanmar revolutionary fundraising group based in Thailand named KTJ Supporting Group announced that the documentary film “We Will Share The Merit Only After We Are Free” will be screened in Thailand on March 12.

“The documentary film ‘We Will Share The Merit Only After We Are Free,’ which is based on a true story from the revolution, will be screened in Thailand soon. The KTJ Supporting Group, with the support of the Myanmar Federal Democratic Mission Coalition (MFDMC), will be in charge of putting on the Thai premiere of the documentary ‘We Will Share The Merit Only After We Are Free,’ which was directed and produced by Sein Thee and Aung Thaw and is based on an actual incident that occurred in the Karenni region.”

On March 12, there will be three screenings of the documentary starring the revolutionary comrades, the first at 11:00 a.m., the second at 1:00 p.m., and the third at 3:00 p.m., allowing people to visit when they have free time, said the KTJ Supporting Group.

The ticket costs 200 baht, and the proceeds from the film screening are said to be going to support the NUG-MOD and CDM artists.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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