Summary of News

1. The NUG has established a One-Year Plan and is putting much effort into carrying it out in accordance with each phase

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann said in the Cabinet Meeting (8/2023), held virtually on February 28, that the National Unity Government has established a One-Year Plan and is carrying it out in accordance with each phase.

“Everyone can see and hear that our National Unity Government is working hard to advance the revolution at a rapid pace in various sectors, such as the legal sector, the military sector, the administrative sector, the sector of alliance relations, the finance sector, the humanitarian aid sector, etc., and that it has achieved a certain amount of success. However, we must also be able to move forwards more powerfully by incorporating successes from various sectors. As I always said before, time is limited for revolutionary forces. For this reason, the National Unity Government has established a One-Year Plan and is putting much effort into implementing it in accordance with each phase.”

At present, the National Unity Government is attacking the military council on all fronts—military, political, and diplomatic.

2. NUG’s Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung says that the people have already overwhelmingly rejected the masked semi-military dictatorship of the 2008 Constitution

U Maw Htun Aung, Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy of the National Unity Government, said on March 2 that the people had already overwhelmingly rejected the masked semi-military dictatorship of the 2008 Constitution during the Spring Revolution, as follows:

“There seem to be two different ideologies within the terrorist military group. But it must be clearly known that the people have already overwhelmingly rejected the masked semi-military dictatorship of the 2008 [Constitution] during the Spring Revolution. The people have already made it known many times that they only want a free and fair federal democratic union. It is the responsibility of the political parties, armed organisations and strike forces to implement this will of the people. The people do not want the country to sink into the mud under the 2008 [Constitution].”

The 2008 Constitution has already been abolished by the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) and the National Unity Government is proceeding according to the Federal Democratic Charter.

3. The Japanese government has decided to provide humanitarian assistance totaling approximately US$60.3 million to the people of Myanmar 

According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on February 28, the government of Japan has decided to provide additional humanitarian assistance totaling approximately US$60.3 million to the people of Myanmar affected by the coup d’état.

“In response to the rapid increase of the need of humanitarian assistance due to deteriorating situation since last year, the Government of Japan has decided to provide additional humanitarian assistance totaling approximately US$60.3 million (approximately 7 billion 77.7 million yen),” the statement said.

It is said in the statement that the humanitarian assistance will be provided through international organisations, such as UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and AHA Centre for food, medicine, shelters, water and sanitation infrastructures, health care service, education, nutrition and anti-illegal drug programs.

The statement also said that the Japanese government “will continue to actively provide humanitarian assistance” while “urging the Myanmar side to allow safe and unhindered humanitarian access.”

4. Dawei District Democracy Movement Strike Committee (DDMSC) organises public mobilisation and awareness activities by visiting markets in two villages in Launglon Township

On March 2, the Dawei District Democracy Movement Strike Committee (DDMSC) said, “Members of the mobilisation subcommittee of the Dawei District Democracy Movement Strike Committee (DDMSC) visited markets in two villages in Launglon Township on the morning of March 2 and organised a public awareness campaign.”

“During the campaign, we distributed pamphlets, urged people to boycott Thai-owned PTTEP/PTT company and to participate in the unarmed public struggle, and we chanted anti-military dictatorship slogans,” the DDMSC said.

According to the DDMSC, its mobilisation subcommittee has been constantly working on public mobilisation and awareness activities, and in February this year, public mobilisation activities were conducted in 16 villages.

5. The military uses Mi-35 combat helicopters to carry out airstrikes at Chat Gyi village in Kanbalu Township

According to the Kawlin Revolution (KR) team, terrorist military forces carried out airstrikes on Chat Gyi village at 8:39 a.m. on March 2 using Mi-35 helicopters and dropped infantry troops using Mi-17 helicopters.

In 2023, the terrorist military increased ground operations as well as airstrikes in Sagaing Division.

6. Five were killed when one of the three military vehicles crashed near Khar Chin Taung (Khar Chin Hill) on the Min Hla to Myo Chaung Road on the Bago Yoma

On March 2, the Bago Region People’s Defence Force (BPDF-Yoma) said, “At about 4:00 a.m. on March 2, a military vehicle full of people out of three military vehicles crashed near Khar Chin Taung on the Min Hla to Myo Chaung Road, killing five.”

It was reported that the military vehicle crash resulted in five deaths and many injuries.

“There used to be a lot of deaths there. The hill is very steep. Even so, it has been made less steep under the NLD government. There were also many people from our village there. This time, I don’t know how the car crashed; the sound [of the car crash] was heard from far away. At first, I thought that our men had placed mines, but when I asked about this to PDFs, no one had placed mines, and they said that it slid back on its own. One of the cars was completely overturned. I think there were about 40 people in each car, and 5 of them died on the spot, and many were injured,” a local told DVB.

7. As of March 1, 2023, a total of 144 people have been sentenced to death, of whom 41 were sentenced in absentia

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP)’s statement on March 1, there are a total of 103 people who have sentenced to death and are being held in prisons in connection with the Spring Revolution. Including the 41 who are sentenced to death in absentia, there are a total of 120 people sentenced in absentia. As a result, 144 individuals have been given death sentences in person and in absentia.

Since the coup in 2021 to March 1, 2023, a total of 16,093 people have been arrested, of whom 4,709 are serving sentences, said the AAPP in its statement.

8. In Sagaing Division, the junta troops burned down more than 6,600 houses in February

According to a statement released by the Fire Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration of the National Unity Government, during February 2023, in Sagaing Division, there were 73 arson attacks committed by the terrorist military council and 6,662 houses were destroyed by fire. There were 19 people burned to death, and 4 religious buildings, 10 schools, 2 hospitals, and rural clinics were destroyed in the fire.

In Magway Division, 345 houses were burned down, and a civilian was burned to death in 7 arson attacks.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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