Spring Revolution Local News – Mar 18 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says that the rays of hope for building a federal democratic union are already visible

Acting President Duwa Lashi La told the public on March 18 that the rays of hope for building a federal democratic union are already visible.

“Our future is not bleak, although we are suffering the inhuman atrocities and brutality of the military dictators. We can already see the rays of hope for building a peaceful and just society and a federal democratic union,” the Acting President said.

The People’s Defensive War is gaining momentum, and the National Unity Government is implementing a one-year strategic plan.

2. NUG’s Human Rights Minister says that the NUG has issued a letter to the ICC to investigate the crimes committed by the junta and for its cooperation in the justice process

Union Minister U Aung Myo Min said at the March 16 press conference regarding the massacre in Nam Nein village, Shan State’s Pinlaung Township, that the National Unity Government has issued a letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) requesting that it investigate the crimes taking place in Myanmar and that the NUG will cooperate in bringing those responsible to justice.

“We have issued a letter to the ICC, requesting that it visit Myanmar and investigate the crimes that are happening there, and that the NUG will also cooperate if the ICC is going to find the right justice and take action. That’s something we can do as a government,” said the Union Minister.

Union Minister U Aung Myo Min also clarified that the records of the crimes committed by the terrorist military group have been compiled until March 2023.

The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Human Rights said in a statement that between July 2021 and March 13, 2023, the ministry was able to gather evidence that there were 64 mass killings of innocent civilians. A total of 766 people were killed in those 64 cases, including 482 men, 78 women, and the remaining 206 who could not be identified by gender.

3. NUG’s Ministry of Defence describes International Humanitarian Law (IHL), which all parties to armed conflict must abide by

On March 17, the Ministry of Defence, NUG, stated the following for all parties involved in the armed conflict to abide by:

“International Humanitarian Law (IHL) regulates the conduct of war. IHL aims to limit the effects of armed conflict on civilians. IHL applies to all conflict parties.”

According to a press release from the Ministry of Defence, there are 303 battalions of the People’s Defence Force (PDF) and about 260 township-level people’s defence groups (PaKaHpa).

So far, the military council and its associates have killed at least 3,000 people and imprisoned at least 10,000 others without regard for moral or social standards.

4. Yesagyo PaKaHpa opened fire at a group on guard that included a veteran and two military-backed Pyu Saw Htee members—one death, two escapes, and the seizure of two firearms

“On March 18, at about 8:30 this morning, members of the Yesagyo people’s defence group (PaKaHpa) opened fire at Kyauk Khae, who was said to be a veteran, and two members of Pyu Saw Htee, who were guarding near the [junta’s] 256th Infantry Battalion in Yesagyo Township,” the person in charge of the Yesagyo PaKaHpa said.

He claimed that the veteran Kyauk Khae was shot dead on the spot while the other two escaped. A carbine, two box magazines, and 101 rounds of ammo of its kind, as well as a short gun and 14 rounds of ammo of its kind, were taken from them.

The comrades of Yesagyo PaKaHpa were said to have been able to retreat safely without suffering major harm.

5. Myanmar Nway-Oo University (MNOU) has started accepting registration for its second enrolment program

Myanmar Nway-Oo University (MNOU) announced that, starting from March 17, 2023, registrations for formal courses for the second round (third batch) have been open beginning on March 17, 2023. According to the MNOU, in the second enrolment program (third batch) of the MNOU, students of the 2020 second semester are eligible to enrol in first-year, second-year, master qualification class, and master first-year courses.

Enrolment registration will be open for free from March 17, 2023, to March 31, 2023, on the Myanmar Education System (MES).

6. Terrorist junta troops in column stormed the residences of Bar Lon village, located along the Kale-Falam highway, and looted valuables 

The Chin National Defense Force (CNDF) claimed on March 14 that the terrorist military column that entered Bar Lon village, located along the Kale-Falam highway, had stormed residences, looted valuables, and killed and eaten pets.

The junta’s troops are advancing aggressively in Chin State in columns and targeting the local population.

7. The All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) and the Burmese Youth Revolutionary Force (BYRF) banded together to organise a strike against the military dictatorship somewhere in a crowded Yangon market area

The All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) said on March 18: “On March 18, somewhere in a crowded market in Yangon, the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) and the Burmese Youth Revolutionary Force (BYRF) collaborated to hold a strike against the military dictatorship while holding a banner that read, ‘The bloody road of Burma’s revolution be filled with battles’ and marching and preaching.”

Anti-military strikes in Yangon are still active amid strict security.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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