Spring Revolution Local News – Mar 15 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says that those who gave their lives are heroes for the revolution and the country

Acting President Duwa Lashi La said the following in his opening speech at the 10th cabinet meeting of the National Unity Government held on March 14:

“I witnessed the brutal massacres of civilians in Sagaing Division’s Tar Taing village and monks and other civilians in Nam Neim village in Shan State’s Pinlaung Township. I would like to express my deepest condolences to all the bereaved family members. I share the family members’ great loss and emotions. The losses suffered by the bereaved family members are also a great loss for our country. Those who gave their lives are heroes for our revolution and country.”

The Acting President went on to say that even though the terrorist military group took the lives of the fallen, they could not suppress the people’s revolutionary spirit.

2. At the 146th Assembly of the IPU, the CRPH delegation called on parliaments around the world to provide practical assistance to Myanmar in restoring democracy

The Myanmar Parliament delegation, led by MP Dr. Win Myat Aye, is attending the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (146th IPU Assembly) and related meetings being held in Manama, Bahrain, from March 11–15, 2023.

On March 14, the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) released the following news about the attendance of the Myanmar delegation.

“At today’s General Debate of the Assembly, Myanmar delegation leader Dr. Win Myat Aye addressed the current situation in Myanmar and called for international parliaments to provide support and assistance to Myanmar.”

According to the CRPH, the Myanmar parliamentarian delegation also had bilateral meetings with IPU President Duate Pacheco as well as parliamentarians from various countries who attended the assembly and discussed issues of Myanmar.

The Myanmar delegation who attended the 146th IPU Assembly and related meetings as observers also attended the “Panel Discussion: Parliamentary Solidarity with MPs at Risk” and explained the serious human rights violations of the Myanmar military against Myanmar’s elected parliamentarians after the illegal coup, such as the situations of MPs who have been unjustly arrested, threatened arrests and confiscation of properties against their family members and relatives, and inhumane killings after arrest , according to the CRPH press release.

3. NUG’s Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung says that revenues from natural resources are not benefiting the public but rather private individuals

U Maw Htun Aung, Deputy Minister of Electricity and Energy of the National Unity Government, wrote about the flow of revenues from Myanmar’s natural resources on social media.

“In the production of rare earth, which is mainly needed in batteries and green technology, there are not only limited production places and manufacturers, but also the production technology has a great impact on the environment, so even in big countries, it is being considered. Currently, China is the largest producer, followed by Myanmar’s Kachin State. The statistics are not local, they only appear in China’s custom data. This means that the profits from these resources do not flow back to the people, such as in the form of schools, hospitals, and public services, but rather private individuals benefit,” the Deputy Minister said.

Following the military coup, the military regime is issuing permits for natural resource projects illegally.

4. The NUG Representative Office in Japan announces that the “Federal Tagu” revolutionary Thingyan will be held in Kyushu, Japan

The NUG Representative Office in Japan publicised that the “Federal Tagu” revolutionary Thingyan will be held in Kyushu, Japan, as follows:

“The spring revolutionary brothers and sisters will celebrate the ‘Federal Tagu’ revolutionary Thingyan in Tosu, Saga Prefecture, systematically on April 16, 2023 (Sunday), under the leadership of the Representative Office of the National Unity Government to Japan, with the theme ‘Fight with unity towards the future Federal Tagu.’ ” 

Detail information, including event programs and ticket sales, can be found on the Facebook pages of the groups involved in organising the event, which are listed on the Facebook page of the NUG representative office in Japan.

5. Spring University Myanmar (SUM) starts its April intake courses

Spring University Myanmar (SUM) announced that its April intake courses have started, and the first of those courses will be “Introduction to International Relations,” which will be conducted for six weeks from April 3 to May 9 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The “Introduction to International Relations” course will cover the fundamental concepts of international relations, as well as the political and economic ties that other nations have with Myanmar, to assist students in comprehending the significance of international engagement in the current political crisis, according to the announcement.

6. The screening of the “Rays of Hope” documentary film in New York has raised over $27,000 in revolutionary funds 

The Helping Hands for Burma (H2B) Family, the organisation that organises director Ko Pauk’s “Rays of Hope” screenings in New York, released the following information regarding the fundraising for the “Rays of Hope” screening:

“H2B family would like to thank you all who supported and attended the premiere screening of The Rays of Hope by Director Ko Pauk. We do hope that all viewers enjoyed the show and also got a chance to connect with Ko Pauk via zoom live. We are pleased to announce that we were able to raise total US$27,749.10 and after deducting all expenses incurred we will be able to donate US$ 20,528.02.”

The documentary film “Rays of Hope,” directed by Ko Pauk, is being screened all over the world.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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