Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister says that the time has come to properly establish a strong administrative mechanism that emphasises the federal democracy

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann said the following at the Cabinet Meeting (7/2023) of the National Unity Government held on February 21:

“All members of the cabinet are also aware that, at this particular moment, the weakened strength of the terrorist military council, the strengthened armed resistance of our revolutionary forces, and the international trust and support for us have all come into focus. At this time, I think the time has come to systematically establish a strong administrative mechanism that emphasises human rights and federal democracy, along with a more effective and powerful political consensus among the leading forces of our revolution.”

The ethnic resistance organisations are engaging and cooperating with the National Unity Government in this Spring Revolution through military and political means.

2. NUG’s Minister of Home Affairs encourages collaboration among revolutionary forces on the ground to follow the procedures of the One-Year Strategic Plan

At the meeting of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration and the township people’s administrative bodies on February 21, Union Minister U Lwin Ko Latt said the following:

  • It is necessary to implement military and administrative policies simultaneously in order to establish a balanced administration.
  • All parties must work together in order to be able to fight the terrorist military council from all sides, according to the One-Year Strategic Plan.
  • Groups on the ground should combine with each other and try to implement the procedures of the One-Year Strategic Plan

The meeting was led by Union Minister U Lwin Ko Latt and attended by the Permanent Secretary, the Associate Secretary, officials from the Department of People’s Administration, the People’s Police Force, the Fire Department, the Immigration Department, and the Special Investigation and Intelligence Department, as well as members of the people’s administrative bodies from Sagaing, Magway, Bago, Tanintharyi, Ayeyarwady, Yangon, and Mandalay Divisions.

3. Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe says that what CDMers want is a federal democratic union where there is no military dictator

Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said the following during the Q&A session of a public meeting in February:

“We are planning to provide effective support for the CDM staff through CDM committees organised according to each sector, such as the health and education sectors. The Office of the Acting President will be in charge of this for those CDM staff who don’t have their own ministries. All the CDM staff are taking part in the Civil Disobedience Movement not because they want money; this is what I’m saying on their behalf. What our CDMers want is not money but a federal democratic union where there is no military dictator.”

At present, although provisions of support for CDM staff are being made, it is still difficult to support all the CDM staff of over 200,000 effectively.

4. A multi-ethnic demonstration against the Myanmar military dictatorship will be held in Washington, D.C., on February 25, bringing together Myanmar nationals from all parts of the United States

Ko Nay Tin Myint, an executive of the New York City Burmese Community (NYCBC), told about the demonstration, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on February 25, by the Myanmar people from all parts of the United States, as follows:

“We, the New York City Burmese Community (NYCBD) team, and the people of Myanmar in New York will travel to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, February 25th, with both express buses and private cars. In Washington, D.C., we have a multi-ethnic march where various ethnic, various religious, and various organisations [of Myanmar nationals] will march together to show strength. We held this kind of large march in 2021, and now we will hold it for the second time in 2023.

The purpose of holding this march is to let the world’s countries, as well as the comrade brothers who are fighting for the spring revolution and the people of Myanmar inside our motherland Myanmar, know that even though we are many miles away from them, we are one with them and ready to work to support the spring revolution from all sides. The second purpose is to demonstrate that we, all of us, all ethnic groups, religions, and organisations are united in our efforts to eradicate the military dictators, which is the main goal of this spring revolution.

On that day, we will gather at the State Department and deliver speeches before marching. Secondly, we will proceed to the White House and deliver speeches in front of it. Finally, we will go to the Myanmar Military Attaché and protest against the military dictators, letting them know that we are fighting to end the military dictatorship.

In doing so, Myanmar people from not only nearby areas but all over the United States—from the east, west, and middle parts of the country—will participate. Myanmar nationals from California, the western part of the United States, and San Francisco, Los Angeles, Arizona, and other parts will travel more than 4,000 km to Washington, D.C., by all means of transport.”

(((((  Ko Nay Tin Myint, NYCBC Executive  )))))

Myanmar nationals from all over the United States have already registered to join forces in the multi-ethnic demonstration that will be held in Washington, D.C.

5. Talks to the public about participating more in the unarmed revolution were made in a village market in Launglon Township

The Dawe District Democracy Movement Strike Committee (DDMSC) said that its community engagement subcommittee visited a village market in Launglon Township on the morning of February 22 to organise a public awareness campaign.

“During the campaign, we distributed pamphlets encouraging people to participate more in the unarmed revolution, urged people to boycott PTTEP and PTT-branded lubricants, and chanted anti-military dictatorship slogans,” the DDMSC said.

PTT and its subsidiary, PTTEP, are Thai oil and energy corporations that have investments in four oil and natural gas projects in Myanmar—Yadanar, Ye Tagon, Zawtika, and Shwe Projects—and provide millions of dollars to the coup military council, said the DDMSC.

6. The soldiers and members of the military-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia stationed at the Inn Pat Kwae village market indiscriminately fired heavy weapons, injuring an elderly woman in her 60s and a man around 30 years old

According to local news sources, on February 21, about 8:30 p.m., a military column and a group of military-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia stationed at the market in Inn Pat Kwae village, Khin-U Township, Sagaing Division, opened fire with 60-mm artillery shells and small arms. Three of the shells exploded within the village, injuring an elderly woman in her 60s and hitting a man  around 30 years old  in the thigh.

Residents of nearby places in the Inn Pat Kwae area, in the north-west part of Khin-U Township, have been warned to take special caution as the military column and a group of Pyu Saw Htee militia stationed at the Inn Pat Kwae village market continue to make daily threats and attacks.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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