Spring Revolution Local News – Mar 16 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister urges taking action to boost CDM participation as it will hit the terrorist military council directly in the chest

At the March 15 meeting of the Committee for Implementing the People’s Embrace Project and the Kachin Political Interim Coordination Team (KPICT), Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khing Thann said, “Every time a soldier arrives to participate in the CDM (Civil Disobedience Movement), one of the guns aimed at the people will change course to hit the terrorist military council in the chest, so I urge taking cooperative action to increase CDM participation.”

KPICT Chairman U Tu Shan also said, “When the project started, I was wondering if it would be successful, but now it has become very tangible and successful. It is an important project for the revolution, and we must review the policies and make it successful.”

Thereafter, Union Ministers U Yee Mon and U Tin Tun Naing gave briefings on the People’s Embrace Project and the project’s financial support, respectively.

2. NUG’s Human Rights Minister says that it has become obvious that the terrorist army has made the killing of civilians a part of its military strategies

Union Minister U Aung Myo Min made the following statements at the March 16 press conference jointly organised by the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government and the Karenni State Consultative Council (KSCC) regarding the massacre in Nam Nein village, Shan State’s Pinlaung Township:

“This massacre is part of a pattern of massacres carried out across the country by the military council. It can be seen that the terrorist military is increasing its military operations, and we must pay special attention to its operations in Karenni, Sagaing, and Magway. It has now become clear from everything that is happening that the military has included the killing of civilians as part of its military strategies. The perpetration of such massacres is a crime against humanity.”

The terrorist military committed the killing of 17 civilians in Sagaing’s Tar Taing on March 1, 2023. Following that, on March 3, 2023, the military killed 7 civilians in Wet Let Township and on March 4, 2023, 5 civilians in Launglon Township. The recent killing of 22 people in Nam Nein village on March 11, 2023, is another grim reminder of the terrorist military’s escalating violence in Myanmar.

3. PNFC Chairman U Khun Myint Tun says that the military council is inciting enmity among Pa-O people and all other ethnic people

At the March 16 press conference jointly organised by the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government and the Karenni State Consultative Council (KSCC) on the massacre in Nam Nein village, Shan State’s Pinlaung Township, U Khun Tun Myint, Chairman of the Pa-O National Federal Council (PNFC), said the following:

“We must now make an effort to avoid fighting each other among Pa-O people. The military council is inciting enmity among Pa-O people and all other ethnic people.”

In addition, U Khun Tun Myint noted that there are numerous Pa-O ethnic organisations in existence today. He also noted that, despite he understands that the Pa-O militia group, which has been transformed into a militia and is under the command of the military, the Pa-O people had to stage arm fights against each other in the past because of the military group.

4. In the March 11 massacre committed by terrorist military forces in Nam Nein village, Shan State’s Pinlaung Township, 5.56 mm bullets and shells produced by Myanmar defence industries were discovered as evidence

At the March 16 press conference held jointly by the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government and the Karenni State Consultative Council (KSCC) on the massacre in Nam Nein village, Shan State’s Pinlaung Township, Ko Bo Bo, spokesperson of the Karenni State Police (KSP) clarified, “After learning about the massacre on March 12 in the evening from the Karenni National Defence Force (KNDF), we, the Karenni State Police, along with a doctor, visited the place where the corpses of victims were kept to examine the victims’ bodies and the cause of their deaths. We searched for shrapnel in the corpses. On March 13, we went to the monastery where the incident occurred and collected the bullet shells as evidence. We discovered that those bullet shells found there were produced by the Myanmar military’s defence factories and are written in Burmese. When we dissected the corpses, 5.56 mm bullet fragments were discovered, which can only be found in the guns of the military council troops.”

The March 12 post-mortem report of Dr. Ye Zaw, who is in charge of the Karenni health care, also confirmed reports that 22 bodies were found at the scene where the terrorist military council committed massacre in Nam Nein village, Shan State’s Pinlaung Township, on March 11, and that the bodies were found to have broken limbs, bruises from being beaten with blunt items, and stab wounds, as well as many bullet wounds from continuous firing.

5. NUG’s Deputy Minister of Education says that in areas where ethnic regions have self-determination, the MOE-NUG is applying the principle of self-management

When discussing with the NST, Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Sai Khaing Myo Tun said that the Ministry of Education of the National Unity Government is applying the principle of self-management in areas where ethnic regions have self-determination.

“If the NUG centralises and manages the education of all regions across the country while claiming to follow the federal democracy education system, it will not be a federal democracy education system. Regarding education, our ministry has the principle that, in the self-determination territories of ethnic groups, education shall be under their own management. We are also practising it. When it comes to state affairs or ethnic affairs, we do not make any decisions,” said the Deputy Minister.

6. The junta’s 66th Light Infantry Division raided an IDP camp on a hill near Lel Htun village in Pekon Township and burned an elderly husband and wife to death

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), on March 12, the junta’s 66th Light Infantry Division raided an IDP camp on a hill near Lel Htun village in Pekon Township, Shan State, and burned a husband and wife, 78-year-old U Hla Nyein and 81-year-old Daw Mu Luu, to death, along with their tent. Moreover, 15-year-old Maung Kyaw Hu and 45-year-old U Than Aung were shot dead by the junta forces. After the military column left the refugee camp on March 13, the deceased’s bodies were found in the camp.

According to the AAPP data, there have been 3,130 civilians, including pro-democracy activists, who opposed the unjust February 1, 2021 military coup.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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