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1. Almost all the territories of Chin State are under the control of the Chin National Front/Chin National Army (CNF/CNA) and the Chinland Defence Force (CDF), led by the Chinland Joint Defence Committee (CJDC)

The Acting President of the National Unity Government, Duwa Lashi La, made the following remarks at the 75th Chin National Day celebration on February 20:

“Right now, almost all the territories of Chin State are under the control of the Chin National Front/Chin National Army (CNF/CNA) and the Chinland Defence Force (CDF), led by the Chinland Joint Defence Committee (CJDC). So, I would like to urge the people of Chin to continue to lead at the front line of the Spring Revolution. At the same time, it is necessary for the Chin people to be able to continue to be involved in building a new future federal union after overthrowing the military dictator.”

At the same time, the Interim Chin National Consultative Council (ICNCC) released a statement on the 75th anniversary of Chin National Day stating that once the military dictatorship ends and all the territories of Chin State are liberated, Chin State will have to be built firmly.

The statement said, “The citizens of Myanmar, including the Chin people, have been experiencing various hardships since the military seized power again on February 1, 2021. As the junta has been violently oppressing the country’s citizens, including the Chin people, with all kinds of cruel methods, the people are also resisting them by all means.”

The statement claimed that neither the Chin people nor the rest of Myanmar’s citizens would be able to live in freedom, justice, security, or peace as long as the military dictatorship is not ended.

“Once the military dictatorship ends and the Chin territories are liberated, a Chin State with full political equality and self-determination will have to be firmly built within the Union of Myanmar. In doing so, all the resistance forces in Chin State must work together to achieve a common goal without becoming disunited while being aware of the junta’s divisions and threats,” said the statement.

The ICNCC called for unity among Chin people, saying, “It is highly urged that the Chin people, who are united by the many tribes, build the unity of the Chin based on mutual respect, mutual recognition, and mutual need at a time when the entire Chin ethnicity is confronting great challenges and overcoming them.”

2. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says that the NUG government is using the revolutionary funds that the people have contributed with their hard-earned money systematically

Duwa Lashi La, the Acting President of the National Unity Government, remarked the following at the ceremony to commemorate the Myanmar Federal Democratic Mission Coalition’s (MFDMC)’s one-year anniversary of serving as a PRF (People’s Revolution Supply Family), which was held on February 19:

“I would like to emphasise that the National Unity Government has been using the revolutionary funds that the people have contributed with their hard-earned money systematically. We have already established and are using a waste-free financial management system, and I would like to inform the public that the revolutionary funds invested by the people are also being used effectively without causing any waste.”

The National Unity Government has raised over 100 million US dollars from the sale of Special Treasury Bonds and people’s investment in End of Dictatorship (EOD) shares and has begun using them.

3. NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung sends her wishes for Chin ethnic brothers and sisters to be able to march together towards their longed-for goal and enjoy new days of peace and prosperity

On the occasion of the 75th Chin National Day on February 20, NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung sent her best wishes for Chin ethnic brothers and sisters, as follows:

“The sacrifices made by the Chin ethnic brothers and sisters throughout the ages until this Spring Revolution period have been recorded in history. From today’s 75th Chin National Day, I wish the Chin ethnic brothers and sisters will be able to march together towards their longed-for goal and have peaceful new days.

The 75th Chin National Day was celebrated in various places in the United States on February 19.

4. About 400 people attended the Myanmar public meeting held in the San Francisco Bay area

A meeting of Myanmar ethnic families in the San Francisco Bay area of the United States was held on February 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung and Deputy Foreign Minister U Moe Zaw Oo of the National Unity Government as well as more than 400 Myanmar people attended.

The people were interested in the public Q&A session with Union Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung and Deputy Minister U Moe Zaw Oo.

When answering the question on diplomacy, the ministers said, “Regarding foreign affairs, the National Unity Government is establishing simple and consistent relations with all of the countries without treating them differently.” Furthermore, the NUG foreign ministers stated in response to a specific question that it would be most effective for the National Unity Government to express its position unequivocally, whether it is with the OIC, China, India, or Western countries.

5. NUG’s Minister of Education says that the NUG’s Basic Education Completion Assessment (BECA) will surely become globally recognised

At the live broadcast of Session 3 of the Global Myanmar Town Hall Meeting “Public Service Sector and Aid Provision,” held on February 19, Minister of Education Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said the following regarding the Basic Education Completion Assessment (BECA):

“Basic education completion assessments are now being held. In this assessment, there is no fail or pass; just grades will be given. There is no such thing as in the past, when one could not go to university or continue their education if they did not pass the matriculation examination. If they are happy with the grades they earned, they can continue their studies; otherwise, they can retake the assessments in three months. We are confident that the assessments we are making today will be recognised globally, and we are working on it.”

Students who have completed the Basic Education Completion Assessments can continue their education at relevant universities, institutions, and vocational schools.

6. NUG’s Deputy of Foreign Affairs says that the NUG is also engaging with neighbouring countries

U Moe Zaw Oo, the National Unity Government’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated the following on February 19 at a public meeting in the San Francisco  Bay area regarding the NUG’s diplomatic relations: 

“Some people think that we [the NUG] prioritise foreign policy towards Western countries and that our public releases only include meetings with Western foreign ministers. In fact, regional countries are also significant. We interact with regional countries seriously; we talk to them and keep in touch with them, but there is no photo. Even foreign ministers are among those we have engaged. Now we are also engaged with neighbouring countries.”

Deputy Minister U Moe Zaw Oo further said that in the past, the National Unity Government had to request meetings with government officials from ASEAN countries, but now they have extended specific invitations to meet with the National Unity Government.

7. The terrorist military council did not comply with the UN Security Council’s resolution, and only the violence has increased

On February 20, U Kyaw Zaw, spokesperson of the Office of the Acting President, told Radio NUG that the terrorist military council did not comply with the UN Security Council’s resolution at all, as follows:

“The United Nations Security Council adopted a binding resolution on Myanmar. To my understanding, the Special Representative of the Secretary General is to submit a review report to the Security Council within three months (in March). We do not know exactly how the report will be presented, but we all know that the terrorist military council did not follow the Security Council’s resolution at all and that the violence has increased. Therefore, after submitting the report, the Security Council will have to consider and decide, and they will have to discuss how to take action against the military council that failed to comply with the resolution. The people of Myanmar have suffered from the violence of the terrorist military council for two years, and more than 3,000 civilians have been killed so far. The military council also continues to conduct air strikes on a daily basis. The Security Council needs to act decisively and effectively.”

(((((  U Kyaw Zaw, spokesperson of the Office of the Acting President  )))))

The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Myanmar without any vote of opposition on December 22, 2022, which demanded an immediate end to all forms of violence committed by the terrorist military council, immediately releases all arbitrarily detained people, including political prisoners, and asks for respect for human rights.

In March 2023, there will be a hearing on whether the military council complies with UN Security Council resolutions or not.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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