Spring Revolution Local News – Mar 29 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says that the businesses supporting the military council must be made weaker

At the Cabinet Meeting (12/2023) of the National Unity Government held online on March 28, Acting President Duwa Lashi La said the following:

“Our National Unity Government has been consistently carrying out its interim duties. Among the things done in doing so is to cut off the economic and financial resources that support the atrocities and terrorist acts of the junta. For this reason, we demanded the Thai oil company stand with the people of Myanmar. Furthermore, we will keep working to weaken the businesses supporting the military council as pillars.”

At present, the United States, UK, and EU are imposing sanctions on individuals and businesses related to the importation of jet fuel and weapons by the Myanmar military group.

2. Union Prime Minister asks the government to resolve the misunderstandings between revolutionary forces fighting on the ground

At the Cabinet Meeting of the National Unity Government held on March 28, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khing Thann remarked the following:

“During this period, some of the LDFs who are fighting on the ground have been speaking emotionally on social media about their frustration with the revolutionary situation and their dissatisfaction with the National Unity Government, and there are also misunderstandings between forces on the ground. It is the responsibility of our government to make things clear, and it is also essential to be able to solve problems while they are still minor.”

Furthermore, the Union Prime Minister stated that the government must correct the local defence forces in order to prevent mismanagement and armed abuse due to their lack of understanding of policies and standards of conduct.

3. A military training completion and arming ceremony was held in Magway Region Military Command

According to the press release of the Ministry of Defense on March 29, the training completion and arming ceremony for the fourth batch of military training was held by the Magway Division Command Office, Military Region 1 of the People’s Defense Force (PDF), on March 27, 2023, somewhere in Magway Division.

At the ceremony, the reading of the message sent by the Union Minister of Defense, addressing speeches, and arming were carried out. The military training also included weapons training, such as small and heavy weapons and sniper training.

The ceremony was attended by officials from the Magway Division Command Office, district commanders, battalion commanders, deputy commanders, and officials from various battalions. The ceremony was said to have been concluded by the trainees singing the PDF songs in harmony and the battalion units and local villages engaging in morale-boosting activities.

4. NUG’s Deputy Foreign Minister U Moe Zaw Oo and Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun attended the discussion held in Ithaca, New York, USA

The Cornell University Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) organised a panel discussion in English and Burmese on March 27 in the city of Ithaca, New York, USA, with the title “People in Revolt: The State of the Anti-Military Movement in Myanmar.”

U Moe Zaw Oo, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; U Kyaw Moe Tun, Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations; and Ms. Priscilla Clap, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Asia Society (USIP), attended the panel discussion as panelists.

The panelists explained the current state of the anti-military movement in Myanmar, the actions of the National Unity Government, the issues that the international community can support, and then responded to the questions posed by both in-person and online attendees.

5. 34 courses will be offered by six schools at Spring University Myanmar (SUM) for the April intake

Spring University Myanmar (SUM) announced on March 28 its April intake as follows:

“Spring University Myanmar, which started using an intake system, continues to conduct interim education by opening new courses every 3 months. In the April intake that will be opened soon, a total of 34 courses will be conducted from six schools at Spring University Myanmar.”

In February of this year, more than 2,000 students enrolled in the courses offered by Spring University Myanmar.

6. A local PDF condemns the mine detonation near the Shwebo Highway Bus Station that claimed the lives of civilians

The following statement was issued on March 29 by Who am I, a local PDF based in Shwebo Township, condemning the event of the mine detonation:

“We learned that two mine explosions took place near the Shwebo Highway Bus Station, injuring innocent pedestrian civilians, including a child, 12 men and 8 women, and killing one man. We, Who Am I Army, issue this statement saying that we ‘strongly condemn’ the act of terrorism and convey our ‘deep regret and sorrow’ for the people who have been harmed in the incident.”

At present, the terrorist army and its subordinate organizations have been blaming their actions on the people’s soldiers.

7. “Let’s Wage the Fight With 4 fruits,” a campaign by Deemawso Local PDF Battalion-2, has been launched

On March 29, Deemawso Local PDF Battalion-2 announced the launch of its fundraising campaign as follows:

“The campaign called ‘Let’s Wage the Fight With 4 Fruits’ by Deemawso Local PDF Battalion-2 will run from March 29 to April 7, 2023. Through this funding campaign, we aim to enhance our battalion’s defense capabilities, recruit reinforcements, and replenish our heavy weapons.”

In Kayah State, where the war is raging, the battalions of the Deemawso Local PDF are also actively taking part by carrying out different responsibilities.

8. The Hakha Circle Council (HCC) has warned that action will be taken against those who collect electricity bills for the junta in Hakha

On March 27, the Hakha Circle Council (HCC) released a notice on collecting the electricity bills in Hakha, as follows:

“The Hakha Circle Council would like to inform the people of Hakha that if we find junta departmental heads, including the prime minister, giving instructions to collect electricity bills and EPC staff collecting electricity bills and disturbing the people, the Hakha Circle Council will take appropriate action, such as shooting or arresting them.”

Eight townships in Chin State have been declared martial law by the junta since February 2, 2023.

#Credit : Radio NUG


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