Spring Revolution Local News – Mar 13 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister says that every sacrifice paid for democracy, human rights, and equality throughout the ages is remembered as good foundations along the road to the permanent end of the dictatorship

Union Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann issued a message to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the deaths of Rangoon Institute of Technology students Ko Phone Maw and Ko Soe Naing on March 13.

In his message, the Union Prime Minister said: “We deeply mourn the losses of all the families of those who, whether they were prominent figures or unsung heroes, paid their lives for democracy, human rights, and equality throughout the ages. Every sacrifice paid was not wasted. They will be remembered as good foundations along the road to the permanent end of the dictatorship, equality for all ethnic groups, democracy, and the full enjoyment of human rights by all citizens of the country.”

The National Unity Government is honouring those who have fallen fighting for democracy and human rights.

2. CRPH pledges to work together with all revolutionary organisations to leave a new, peaceful future union as a good legacy

The Committee Representing Pyidaunngsu Hluttaw (CRPH) issued a message to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the deaths of Rangoon Institute of Technology students Ko Phone Maw and Ko Soe Naing on March 13, pledging to work together with all revolutionary organisations to leave a new, peaceful future union as a good legacy.

The CRPH said in its message that the young students of various generations had been able to pass on the spirit of anti-military dictatorship throughout history despite the restrictions imposed by successive dictators. Therefore, the CRPH urged the entire people, including Generation Z students, not to forget and respect and honour those who gave their lives, blood, and sweat along the journey of democracy, like Ko Phone Maw and Ko Soe Naing, and to continue marching together with a strong spirit, unrelenting zeal, diligence, and industriousness in building a democratic federal union, which has been desired for many years while learning from the tragedies of past history.

The CRPH pledged in the message to continue to work together with all the revolutionary organisations to bring a permanent end to the military dictatorship and leave a new, peaceful future union as a good legacy.

3. NUG’s Defence Minister U Yee Mon expresses that he is particularly proud to see the PDF commanders who are taking command and winning on the battlefields

On March 13, NUG’s Union Minister of Defence U Yee Mon wrote the following on social media to praise the PDF commanders:

“We are particularly proud to see the PDF commanders who are taking command and winning on the battlefields.”

On March 12, the NUG Ministry of Defence published a video clip of enemy troops being defeated on the battlefield. The video clip is a report of a battle sent by the PDF warriors from somewhere on the battlefield and includes the voice of a PDF commander asking the enemy to surrender.

4. NUG’s Minister of Human Rights says that it is his true desire not to leave the legacy of bad history to the next generation

On March 13, NUG Union Minister of Human Rights U Aung Myo Min wrote the following about his March 13, 1988 remembrance:

“From the classroom to the street, it has been 35 years since I came to the jungle and worked consistently for human rights. It was the day a Rangoon University E-major student began to revolutionise against injustice while delivering public speeches on the campus. My life has been diverse, ranging from the student movement on campus to the national movement, then to armed struggle, and this time the duty of the Spring Revolution. It is my true desire not to leave the new generations a legacy of bad history.”

The NUG’s Ministry of Human Rights, headed by U Aung Myo Min, is collaborating with the people to record rights violations, crimes against humanity, and war crimes committed by the junta and its associates and is sending records to the International Criminal Court and other courts.

5. NUG’s Union Minister U Htin Linn Aung urges the people to completely defeat the dictator and the handful of a social class who are the enemies of the entire people

U Htin Linn Aung, Union Minister of Communications, Information and Technology, urged the people to completely defeat the dictator and the handful of a social class who are the enemies of the entire people in his message issued on March 13 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the deaths of Rangoon Institute of Technology students Ko Phone Maw and Ko Soe Naing.

“It has been 35 years since Rangoon Institute of Technology students Ko Phone Maw and Ko Soe Naing were killed by a group of military power-hungries. Ko Phone Maw and Ko Soe Naing are symbols representing the youth who sacrificed their lives for Myanmar’s democracy. Even today, 35 years after the deaths of those young people, the military regime is still brutally killing the youth of the country. All of us have a responsibility to end the tragedies in which the country’s young people have been killed by the military power-hungries for ages as soon as possible,” said the Union Minister in his message.

The Union Minister urged the people to “build a peaceful new federal democratic union after completely demolishing the dictator and the handful of a social class who are the enemies of the entire people.”

Furthermore, Union Minister U Htin Linn Aung said that the demand of today’s spring revolution is to demolish a group of dictators’ privileges in the unitary system and to construct an equitable federal union.

6. PDF Zoland attacks the junta forces stationed at Tedim Public Hospital, Chin State 

The PDF Zoland, a PDF group based in Chin State, publicised on March 13 that it attacked the junta forces stationed at the Tedim Public Hospital as follows:

“On the night of March 12, the People’s Defence Force Zoland (PDF Zoland) attacked and dislodged the junta soldiers who had invaded Tedim Hospital. The battle lasted for an hour. During the encounter, the junta soldiers fled the location, and some weapons, mobile phones, and other military equipment were seized.”

According to the PDF Zoland, there were wounded and casualties among junta forces, but the exact number has yet to be confirmed.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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