Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says that the National Unity Government is determined to build a federal system that guarantees the right to self-determination and the right to shape one’s own destiny

Acting President Duwa Lashi La remarked the following in his opening speech at the ceremony of the 74th anniversary of Pa-O National Day held on March 5:

“Our National Unity Government is already determined to build a federal system that guarantees the right to self-determination and the right to shape one’s own destiny. All generations of ethnic people who have lived and grown up under the dictatorship system have longed for freedom, peace, harmony between different societies, the right to govern their own states and regions, and the right to develop their own literature and culture.”

Together with the entire ethnic population, the National Unity Government is fighting to eradicate the military dictatorship system and bring about the downfall of the military council.

2. Chairman of the CRPH, U Aung Kyi Nyunt, says that there has already been a clearly existing historical landmark in which Pa-O people have overcome difficulties together with other ethnic siblings throughout history

U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Chairman of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), remarked the following at the ceremony of the 74th anniversary of Pa-O National Day held on March 5:

“There has already been a clearly existing historical landmark in which Pa-O people have lived peacefully with other ethnic siblings and overcome the difficulties together with them throughout history. Everyone can now also see that, together with other ethnic people, [Pa-O people] are participating in resisting the illegal coup committed by the fascist military dictators.”

U Aung Kyi Nyunt also said that it is proud to see Pa-O people cooperating politically and militarily with other ethnic people.

3. NUG’s Deputy Minister of Education says that the Spring Educational Environment Facebook page was created for the CDM teachers and staff to voice their feelings in support of the revolution

Dr. Sai Khaing Myo Tun, Deputy Minister of Education for the National Unity Government, said the following on March 4 about the Spring Educational Environment Facebook page for CDM teachers and staff :

“This is a Facebook page run by our ministry. [CDM] Teachers and staff can share and send their feelings in support of the revolution. CDM teachers and staff can gather together there and open up to each other.”

There are hundreds of thousands of educational personnel who are resisting the military dictatorship.

4. NUG’s Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung says that the Spring Revolution is a multifaceted revolution

Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung concluded about the NUGPay and the revolution on March 4: “The spring revolution is a revolution from all sides. If all Myanmar people living abroad can use NUGpay conveniently, it will be to our advantage.”

Currently, there are a large number of NUGpay users, and it is the only financial system free from military dictatorships.

5. The outdoor film showing of The Khit Nay’s film, “Urban Guerrilla,” which was played in President Park, west of Melbourne, got a sizeable audience

According to reports, the outdoor film showing of director The Khit Nay’s film, “Urban Guerrilla,” which was played in President Park, west of Melbourne, on March 4, 2023, got a sizeable audience.

Khun Baham Htan, Deputy Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government, also attended the show and said on March 5: “On March 4, 2023, on behalf of the National Unity Government, I attended and supported the Urban Guerrilla outdoor film exhibition.”

Revolutionary fundraising was held at President Park in Melbourne’s west by screening the film “Urban Guerrilla” as well as selling food.

The event was attended by NUG’s Deputy Minister for Human Rights Khun Baham Htan, Saffron Revolution leader Sayadaw Ashin U Htavara, artist Min Maw Kun, director The Khit Nay, author U Min Din, the head of the Victoria Multicultural Commission, singers from various ethnic groups, and a large audience.

6. Derek Chollet, Counselor of the Department of State, met with Myanmar ethnic groups

According to BBC News, Derek Chollet, Counselor of the Department of State, wrote on Twitter that he met with representatives of prominent ethnic groups from Myanmar.

“Met with several prominent ethnic group representatives to discuss the crisis in Burma. We stand in solidarity with the growing coalition of religious, ethnic, and civil society leaders seeking an end to the crisis and an inclusive, democratic future for Burma,” Counselor Derek Chollet wrote on Twitter.

Last Saturday, the U.S. Embassy in Yangon expressed that the U.S. Commerce Department has added three entities in Burma to the sanctions list. It was said in the statement that the targeted entities are providing surveillance technology to Myanmar military regime and enabling the regime to track, identify, and commit human rights abuses against individuals in Myanmar.

Counselor Derek Chollet stated in a recent exclusive interview with RFA that the United States is engaging with the National Unity Government like it engages with other countries, and that recently the Deputy Secretary of state of the United States had received officials from the NUG at the Office of the Department of State.

The Office of the National Unity Government was opened in Washington, D.C., on February 13, 2023, and Uzra Zeya, the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, took part in the ribbon-cutting and spoke at the opening ceremony.

7. Local defence forces use drones to drop ENERGA grenades to attack the combined force of LIB 701 and 364 temporarily stationed in Tha Yat Pin Zu Village, Khin-U Township

On March 5, the Wolf Guerrilla LDF (Ye-U) reported the attack news: “On February 27, 2023, at about 1:00 p.m., the Wolf Guerrilla LDF (Ye-U) led by Bo Yokkaso and its allied local people’s defence forces joined forces to attack the combined force of LIB 701 and 364 with about 110 junta soldiers that were temporarily stationed in Tha Yat Pin Zu Village, Khin-U Township, with 2 ENERGA grenades by using drones.”

According to the Wolf Guerrilla LDF (Ye-U), there may be casualties among the junta troops, and it is still under investigation.

8. Due to the military council troops and its subordinate organisations, 435 civilian houses were burned down in Tanintharyi Division

On March 5, the Southern Monitor, which monitors and reports socio-economic and conflict trends, impacts of violent conflict, and human rights issues in Tanintharyi Region, announced the collected data:

“From September 2021 to February 2023, it was found that 435 civilian houses were burned down by the military council troops and its subordinate organisations. In February 2023, 4 houses in Dawei Township, 1 in Launglon Township, and 201 in Palaw Township, for a total of 206 houses, were burned down.”

According to the report, the arson attacks were carried out by the military council troops on the houses of the surroundings after the military council convoys were attacked by mines or after clashes between the two sides, and they also set fire to houses in the villages while the residents were fleeing their raids on villages.

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