Spring Revolution Local News – Mar 19 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Union Prime Minister Mann Winn Khaing Thann says that all troops, regardless of whether they are under NUG’s command or not, must fully adhere to military ethics

At the March 16 meeting of the Interim Local Administration Central Committee (ILACC), Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann gave the following order:

“I would like to order the ministries in charge of defence and security to make efforts to bring the PDFs (People’s Defence Force battalions), LDFs (Local Defence Forces), and PaKaHpa (township- or village-level people defence groups) together under one command, to have them fully adhere to military ethics regardless of whether they are under NUG’s command or not, and to assist the success of local governance, etc.”

The Union Prime Minister also emphasised the necessity for the relevant ministries to systematically organise processes within each relevant ministry, such as how to file complaints, monitor the status of solution completion, and set the time frame to solve according to the type of issue, as well as the importance of addressing the problems presented by the ground forces in a timely manner.

2. The NUCC seeks public consultations and reviews on the Federal Democracy Charter

The National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) invited public comments and reviews on the Federal Democratic Charter on March 19.

The Federal Democracy Charter is divided into two parts: Part I, “Declaration of the Federal Democratic Union,” and Part II, “Interim Constitutional Arrangements.”

The Federal Democracy Charter was declared on March 31, 2021. After that, it was ratified by the First People’s Assembly, which was convened on January 27–29, 2022.

Part I and Part II of the Federal Democratic Charter are available on the NUCC website.

3. NUG plans to establish the Prisons Department

The Ministry of Justice of the National Unity Government held an online meeting on March 18 with township law officers. Union Minister of Justice U Thein Oo said the following in his opening remarks at the meeting:

  • When endeavouring to operate the judiciary pillar, law officers and judges were able to be appointed in 25 townships, and it has become the position to carry out the judicial function thoroughly and deeply within two years of the revolution.
  • Later on, the Prisons Department, which will be under the Ministry of Justice, will be established.
  • In order to ensure the rule of law and an independent judicial system, it is important for the three departments within the Ministry of Justice to cooperate systematically.

Later at the meeting, U Naing Myo Tun, Director General of the Prosecution Department, gave welcome remarks. Then, the relevant officials addressed the township law officers’ questions, followed by a general discussion, decision-making, and future work planning.

4. Local PDFs use mines to attack two military trucks from the Shwebo-based junta’s support and transport battalion and drones to attack a column of soldiers from that unit

On March 18, the “Black Wolf Army” PDF reported its military operation of March 18, in which it and its allies used mines to attack two military trucks from the Shwebo-based junta’s support and transport battalion and drones to attack a column of soldiers from that unit.

“The BLACK WOLF ARMY, the WHO AM I ARMY, and station PaKaHpa-4 used 26 landmines to detonate two 6-wheeled military trucks coming out of the Shwebo-based support and transport battalion somewhere on the road connecting Shwe Bo and Kyauk Myaung at 10:40 a.m. on March 18,” it stated.

The “Black Wolf Army” PDF claimed that some of the junta troops on two military trucks may have been killed as a result of the landmine attack and that they returned fire with small arms all along the road.

The “Black Wolf Army” PDF also claimed that around 6:00 a.m., it and the “Who Am I” PDF used a drone to launch two homemade ENERGA grenades towards a military column of roughly 40 soldiers that had come out of Shwebo and were hiding near Ohn Pauk village in Shwebo Township.

5. A military council column raided Mee Laung Kyun village in Yesagyo Township, taking some civilians hostage and shooting some of them

The Belone Guerrilla Group reported on March 19 morning that a military council column raided Mee Laung Kyun village in Yesagyo Township, taking some civilians hostage and shooting some of them.

Military columns were conducting a series of raids across Sagaing Division, and the aforementioned military column raided Nga Yant O village in Myaung Township before raiding Mee Laung Kyun village in Yesagyo Township. As a result, the majority of the residents are being displaced.

6. The screening of the revolutionary movie “Rays of Hope” and the food fair fundraiser held in Texas, USA, have raised over $6,000 

It was reported that the screening of the revolutionary movie “Rays of Hope” and the food fair fundraiser held in Texas, USA, have raised $6,260 in funds.

On March 19, Ko Zarni Win, a member of the event organising team, told Radio NUG about the proceeds from the screening of the revolutionary film “Rays of Hope” and the food fair fundraiser held in Texas, as follows:

“I’d like to announce that we have successfully completed the screening of the movie “Rays of Hope” in DFW Lewisville, Texas. I am pleased to announce that the movie screening, fundraiser food sales, and souvenir sales raised a total of $6,260. I would like to extend a special thank you to all the volunteers and members of the church family who have contributed in various ways.”

((((   Ko Zarni Win, a member of the event organising team   )))))

The DFW Myanmar Ethnic Community expressed on March 19 its thanks to the members of the Ko Pauk Film Committee, the Bethel Baptist Church family who sponsored the venue, pastors Rev. M. Khen Sang, Rev. Za Thawng Cin, Tial Hlei Mang, from Texas, chefs and volunteers who created delicious food for the Food Fair Fundraiser, and those who came to support the event.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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