Spring Revolution Local News – Mar 25 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. NUG’s Human Rights Minister welcomes the U.S. Government’s imposition of additional economic sanctions against those individuals and entities connected to the Myanmar military

On March 24, U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights of the National Unity Government, welcomed the U.S. Government’s imposition of additional economic sanctions against people and entities linked to the Myanmar military, stating the following:

“The U.S. Government has added two individuals and six entities connected to the importation, storage, and distribution of jet fuel to the military to the list of economic sanctions in response to the military’s terrorist air strikes against civilians, including children, in Let Yet Kone and A Nang Pa. The U.S. Government also issued a Sanctions Alert to inform individuals, businesses, and other persons of the sanction risks associated with the provision of jet fuel to the military regime. Justice was served to some extent, though not entirely.”

According to the statement of the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued on March 24, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions on Tun Min Latt and his spouse, Win Min Soe, as well as three entities owned or controlled by Tun Min Latt.

2. NUG’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs says that, in solving the problems in Myanmar, it is important to abolish completely the military dictatorship and the domination of the military in politics, which is the root cause of all problems

During the conversation with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on March 24, U Moe Zaw Oo, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government, stated the following:

“We understand that the international community is trying to solve the problem of Myanmar. In solving those, we need to address the root cause of all problems. That is, to completely abolish the military dictatorship and the domination of the military in politics and to establish a federal union.”

U Moe Zaw Oo, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and U Kyaw Zaw, the Spokesperson for the Office of the Acting President, attended a seminar organised by the Peace and Justice Committee of the Chin Baptist Churches (USA) on March 22 as special guests, according to a statement from the Office of the NUG Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the United States.

At the seminar, according to the Office of the NUG Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the United States, topics such as the current situations in Myanmar, the cooperations between the National Unity Government and various ethnic forces were discussed.

3. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun says that the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 6, will not be achieved until the eradication of the military dictatorship

Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, stated the following in his statement at the General Debate of the United Nations Conference at the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018–2028”:

“I am very sad to say that now Myanmar is lag behind in every sector, especially in socio-economic status. Political stability and Economic development are two sides of the same coin. We cannot achieve any sustainable development without peace and political stability. Undoubtedly, achieving the SDGs, particularly Goal 6 in Myanmar will not be possible until the end of this military dictatorship.”

The UN 2023 Water Conference, formally known as the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review of Implementation of the UN Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018-2028), took place at UN Headquarters in New York on March 22–24, 2023.

4. The U.S. Department of the Treasury imposes additional sanctions on the Myanmar junta’s jet fuel suppliers and military cronies

On March 24, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken issued a statement on the United States’ imposition of additional sanctions on jet fuel suppliers and military cronies to address the Myanmar military regime’s atrocities.

“The United States continues to promote accountability for the Burmese military regime’s assault on the democratic aspirations of the people of Burma. Today we are designating two individuals and six entities. The regime continues to inflict pain and suffering on the people of Burma,” said Secretary Blinken.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated Tun Min Latt and his spouse, Win Min Soe, as well as three entities that are owned or controlled by Tun Min Latt for association with or having provided equipment to Myanmar’s military. The sanction also included three other entities for operating in the defence sector, especially based on their involvement in the importation, storage, and distribution of jet fuel to Myanmar’s military.

“Additionally, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is issuing a Sanctions Alert on Burma jet fuel to inform individuals, businesses, and other persons of the sanction risks associated with the provision of jet fuel to Burma’s military regime,” said Secretary Blinken in his statement.

5. Starting early this morning, a clash broke out between the KNU-KDF combined forces and the junta troops in Myawaddy, Karen State

Locals reported that on March 25, at around 5:00 a.m., the Ma Ka Neil village group in Myawaddy heard gunfire between the two sides.

“At around 5:00 a.m. today, March 25, a clash broke out between the KNU-KDF combined forces and the military and BGF forces in Ma Ka Neil village group, Myawaddy, and heavy weapons have been firing until now,” said the local residents.

There are also reports saying that the clash broke out when the KNU and KDF combined forces arrived at the police outpost and Thet Lywut monastery in Thin Gan Nyi Naung village, Myawaddy.

6. The Federal Wings Drone Force attacked the military outpost in Qui Long Tai, which was invaded and deployed in the control territory of the KNU 6th Brigade in Kyainseikgyi by conducting 49 drone operations

On March 25, the Federal Wings Drone Force reported the military operation as follows:

“A Federal Wing drone unit under the command of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) attacked the military outpost of the 561st Light Infantry Battalion (LIB 561) under the 13th Military Operation Command (MOC 13) in Qui Long Tai which was deployed in the control territory of the KNU 6th Brigade in Kyainseikgyi Township. From March 3 to 19, the Federal Wings drones flew 49 times and bombarded the junta’s outpost.”

The Federal Wings Drone Force claimed that during these attacks, six members of the military council were killed and numerous others were injured, according to verified reports.

7. In battles took place in the eastern part of Demoso (Dimawhso) Township, at least 90 military council troops, including those of officers, were killed and nearly 40 weapons of various kinds were seized

On March 25, the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force (KNDF) released the following information:

“Since March 8 until today, the Karenni State’s combined forces have been resisting the military council forces of about 330 troops that were attacking in three columns towards Daw Nyay Khu village in Demoso Township, and fighting has been fierce every day. When the columns of the 12th Infantry Battalion (IB 12), 516th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB 516), and 515th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB 515) under the 2nd Military Operational Command (MOC 2) started to attack the villages of Daw Nyay Khu, Daw So Phya, and Daw Ta Ma Gyi, the Karenni Army (KA), KNDF B10, KNDF B15, and Bawlakhe PDF joined forces to launch a defensive attack, and daily contact battles were fierce.”

According to the KNDF, from March 20th to 23rd, the KA, KNDF B10, KNDF B15, KNDF N16, KNDF ETD, and Nay Pyi Taw PDF joined forces to launch a counter-offensive against the military council troops stationed in Daw Ta Ma Gyi village since arriving in the area on March 8th, killing at least 90 soldiers, injuring at least 50 others, and seizing a lot of weapons, ammunition, and equipment from them.

During the battles, the KNDF and allies reportedly seized ten MA-1 assault rifles, ten MA-2 assault rifles, ten MA-3 assault rifles, a MA-4 carbine, five 9-mm pistols, two RPG launchers, two 60-mm mortars, a mine detector, communications equipment, mines, grenades, computers, mobile phones, related ammunition, and accessories from the military council troops.

Since the invasion of the terrorist military council’s columns, two comrades from the KNDF, two from the KA, and one from the Nay Pyi Taw PDF have lost their lives, said the KNDF.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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