Summary of News

1. Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann says the people in the townships that were under martial law by the terrorist junta are experiencing increased insecurity

At the meeting of the Interim Local Administration Central Committee (ILACC) held on March 2, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann said the following about the suffering of people in the townships under martial law declared by the terrorist junta:

“Now, people in the townships under martial law declared by the terrorist military council are suffering increased insecurity in their social lives. In all parts of Myanmar, the terrorist military council has been killing [civilians] and burning [civilian buildings] for no reason, as well as looting and killing by crooks.”

The Union Prime Minister encouraged the government to focus on the safety of people’s lives and the rule of law. 

2. NUG’s Ministry of Human Rights reveals that the perpetrator of the killing of three residents by heavy weapons and the burning of houses in Khin Mon village in Chaung-U Township is the junta’s North-Western Regional Military Command

The Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government released a statement on March 6 regarding the crimes committed by members of the terrorist military in Chaung-U’s Khin Mon village, as follows:

On March 3, 2023, the terrorist military council forces with 40 terrorists entered Khin Mon village, Chaung-U Township, Monywa District, Sagaing Division and divided into two columns. and they fired about 20 times with 40-mm and 60-mm heavy weapons indiscriminately, and then set fire to civilian houses using fuel oil.

Because of the shooting with heavy weapons, 13-years-old Maung Pyae Phyo Oo, 50-years-old U Po Min, and 67-years-old Daw San Kyi, were killed, and 2 others were injured. About 70 houses were destroyed by fire.

While remaining committed to bringing equality, peace, and justice for the people of Myanmar, the Ministry of Human Rights shall take every measure to hold the terrorist military accountable for the crimes it has committed.

The Ministry of Human Rights also posted infographics containing detailed information about the incident. According to the infographics, the perpetrator is the junta’s North-Western Regional Military Command, and this is the second arson attack on Khin Mon village; the first time was in October 2022, when 26 houses were burned down.

3. NUG’s Ministry of Education, if the students’ and teachers’ unions concur, will grant degrees to students who completed their studies in NUG-accredited institutions

Dr. Sai Khaing Myo Tun, Deputy Minister of Education, said in an interview regarding NUG’s degree education as follows:

“When the students complete their studies in Myanmar Nway-Oo University (MNOU) and Interim University Council (IUC) institutions, they will receive certificates of completion. If the students’ unions and teachers’ unions involved in the revolution agree, NUG will grant degrees [to them]. In addition, after the revolution is finished, all parties agreed to hold a graduation ceremony at the same time one day.”

At present, there are still hundreds of thousands of students who boycott military-run education system and take part in the civil disobedience movement.

4. Aerial bombardment against soldiers of the junta’s Infantry Battalion 50 (IB-50) in Saing Du village in Gangaw Township

On March 6, the Hyper UAV Force, a PDF drone force, claimed to have used drones to conduct aerial bombardments against the junta’s Infantry Battalion 50 (IB-50) soldiers, who had forcibly stormed Saing Du village in Gangaw Township and were looting civilian properties.

“The Hyper UAV Force bombarded 6 times against the soldiers of the military council’s 50th Infantry Battalion, who entered Saing Du village in Gangaw Township and were forcibly looting civilian properties, killing 2 soldiers and injuring at least 4 others,” said the Hyper UAV Force.

5. A military column of about 300 troops that marched from the east bank of the Irrawaddy River burned down the civilian houses in Ya Thit village, Myaung Township

Myaung Union Army (M.U.A), a revolutionary force in Sagaing’s Myaung Township, reported on March 6 that a junta’s military column of about 300 troops that marched from the east bank of the Irrawaddy River torched civilian houses in Ya Thit village, Myaung Township.

According to the Data for Myanmar, as of January 31, 2023, about 55,484 civilian houses across the country were burned down by Myanmar’s military and its affiliated groups, of which 43,292 were in Sagaing Region, 8,863 in Magway Region, 1,484 in Chin State, and 1,845 in other states and regions.

6. The People’s Defence Force’s 4th Battalion Tamu (TSG) is accepting applications for its 16th batch of military recruits

The People’s Defence Force’s 4th Battalion Tamu (TSG) announced on March 6 that applications for new trainees for its 16th batch of military recruits were opening. According to the announcement, those interested must be between the ages of 18 and 35, be in good health, have parental permission, and be able to commit to serving in the battalion until the end of the revolution.

7. In March, the Spring Tea Family raised over $18,000 in revolutionary funds from food sales and donations

On March 6, the Spring Tea Family in the United States announced the following regarding the revolutionary funds raised for March:

“The Spring Tea Family received a total of $18,075 from food sales and donations. Thank you to all the donors who donated food, all the friends who supported by buying, and all the students who volunteered.”

Every month, the Spring Tea Family in the United States organises a food sale fundraiser event to raise funds for the revolution. The March food sale was held on March 5.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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