Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister urges the cabinet members to consider ways to provide more protection to the people

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann urged the cabinet members to consider ways to provide more protection to the people at the Cabinet Meeting of the National Unity Government held on February 21.

“As their situation worsens day by day, the terrorist military council’s repression, arbitrary actions, and harm to the people may increase, so our government must be cautious and think of ways to provide more protection and care to the people,” said the Union Prime Minister.

So far, the terrorist military group has killed at least 3,000 people and arrested at least 10,000 others.

“The military council says that it imposes martial law and military justice in areas where it has no control, and they will continue to bully and threaten the people, commit brutal war crimes to weaken the people’s strength,” the Union Prime Minister continued.

2. The International Aid Coordination Commission, which the NUG has collaborated with the ethnic groups, is working on 256 projects during the revolution

Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, Union Minister for Education and Health of the National Unity Government, said at a public meeting in February that the International Aid Coordination Commission, which the NUG has connected with the ethnic groups, is working on 256 projects during the revolution, as follows:

“Concerning the Burma Act, plans are being made to effectively use the aids in the revolution. We have established the International Aid Coordination Commission, which also includes ethnic groups. Under the commission, there are a total of 256 projects that are being carried out during the revolution. We have mapped them carefully. Discussions were held to address the needs in various areas. There are already good results in many areas.”

The NUG, in collaboration with ethnic resistance organizations, is carrying out interim public service activities, including in the education and health sectors.

3. NUG’s Union Minister of Human Rights attends the ceremony to mark the second year of people’s revolution held at U.S. Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland

U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights of the National Unity Government, attended and delivered a speech at the ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the people’s revolution and the sixth anniversary of the Rohingya genocide, held on February 22 at the U.S. Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland.

When delivering his speech, Union Minister U Aung Myo Min said the crimes committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar are undeniable and that it is necessary to truly recognise them and work to ensure that justice is served. U Aung Myo Min also addressed the initiatives being taken by the National Unity Government in relation to the Rohingya issue.

The ceremony was hosted by Ambassador Mrs. Michèle Taylor, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and Ms. Naomi Kikoler, leader of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Center, and Rohingya activist Ko Tun Khin also spoke.

4. A Mogok-based PDF battalion, the Red Wolves of Mogok, attacks a junta’s infantry division and infantry battalions with a 60-mm lightweight mortar

On February 22, the Red Wolves of Mogok, the Battalion 1221 of Mogok PDF Strategy Battalion 1, claimed that it had joined forces with allies to carry out attacks against the military junta’s Infantry Battalions 276 and Light Infantry Battalions 223 and 348.

According to the Red Wolves of Mogok (Battalion 1221 of Mogok Strategic Battalion 1), on February 20, at around 7:45 a.m., it had joined forces with the Battalion 1222 and Battalion 1223 of Mogok Strategy Battalion 1, along with the Mogok Strategic Artillery team, and used a 60-mm lightweight mortar to attack the military council’s Mongmit-based infantry battalions four times. One was launched between the Light Infantry Battalion 223 and the Infantry Battalion 276; another near the strategic hill; and two others inside the Light Infantry Battalion 348.

5. The military column that was marching in Taze was hit by a cluster mine, killing 6 soldiers and members of the military-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia

Taze Township People’s Defence Force (Taze PaKaHpa) reported the military news, “On February 22, the Taze PaKaHpa and PDF Battalion-25 used an eight-clustered mine to attack a military column of Light Infantry Battalion 361 and a group of Pyu Saw Htee members that were marching from Ka Paung Kyaing village to Hman Yinn village, killing 5 soldiers and members of Pyu Saw Htee.”

Similarly, on February 20, a group of Pyu Saw Htee who expanded their sentry area to the road north of Bay Yinn village were attacked with a cluster mine by the Taze PaKaHpa, killing one.

6. Myanmar citizens in Japan, as well as some Japanese citizens, protest against Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation

On February 22, Myanmar citizens in Japan protested in front of the office of Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, in Tokyo against his actions of assisting and supporting the Myanmar military council, and demanded four points from him. The Japanese people, who support the Spring Revolution in Myanmar, also joined the protest.

The protesters demanded four points from Sasakawa: to support the people’s government NUG, to immediately stop supporting the Myanmar military under the pretext of peace, to prove with actions that show that he really wants peace in Myanmar, and to pressurize the military council for the immediate release of imprisoned people’s leaders and innocent civilians.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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