Spring Revolution Local News – Mar 30 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says to be cautious of the terrorist military’s tactics to divide between ethnic groups

At the Cabinet Meeting held online on March 28, Acting President Duwa Lashi La said that the terrorist military council’s meetings with some ethnic organisations and efforts to create a fake peace conference were obviously part of their old tactics to divide the ethnic groups.

“It is time for all of us to watch the military’s trap with extra caution, and I want to strongly urge all ethnic leaders to be cautious about the actions of the terrorist military,” said the Acting President.

The military council is deceiving ethnic revolutionary forces with false principles of independence and governance, and it is trying to make a fake peace agreement.

2. The Union Prime Minister says that the People’s Spring Revolution has reached a critical juncture that will determine the final result

In a speech urging military and police personnel to defect and stand with the people in the final week of March, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann of the National Unity Government made the following observation:

“The People’s Spring Revolution is at a turning point that will determine the final result, and all the revolutionary forces working towards a federal democratic system are united and waging a revolution to overthrow the terrorist military dictatorship by using the power granted by the entire nation.”

The National Unity Government is developing and implementing a one-year strategy plan, as well as making efforts to accelerate the revolution.

3. NUG’s Deputy Minister Daw Ei Thinzar Maung’s sapphire ring is being auctioned for the revolution

On March 30, Ma Pencilo, a revolutionary fundraiser, announced the auction of a sapphire ring owned by Deputy Minister Daw Ei Thinzar Maung as follows:

“I want to sell our NUG deputy minister’s ring for our revolutionary comrades. It’s the ring of Ma Ei Thinzar Maung, which is a beautiful ring with three layers of sapphires and diamonds from Mogok. The floor price is set at $5,000.”

The auction sales of the Deputy Minister’s sapphire ring will be used as a revolutionary fund.

4. The UK has condemned the junta’s decision to dissolve 40 political parties

On March 30, the UK Embassy in Yangon announced the statement of the UK Foreign Ministry (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office).

The March 29 press statement of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) on the Myanmar military’s decision to dissolve the National League for Democracy and other democratic political parties stated as follows:

The Myanmar military regime’s decision to dissolve 40 political parties, including Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, is a further assault on the rights and freedoms of the Myanmar people.

There can be no solution to the crisis created by the military regime without meaningful, inclusive dialogue, which respects the people’s democratic wishes.

We condemn the military regime’s politically motivated actions and their use of increasingly brutal tactics to sow fear and repress opposition. The UK will continue working with partners to pressure the regime to end all violence and create space for meaningful and inclusive dialogue. We reiterate our support for the people of Myanmar and their aspirations for an inclusive and democratic future.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

5. Fighting was fierce between the combined forces of the PDF and a military column with about 70 troops that were marching from Banmauk, Sagaing Division, this morning

According to Banmauk revolutionary forces, a terrorist military column with about 70 troops marching from Banmauk and PDF allied forces engaged in fierce fighting twice near A Lel and Kan villages, once yesterday at 10:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 a.m. today.

It is also said that the military column suffered losses and that, at the time of reporting, a reinforcement column from Indaw had passed the village of Ywar Thar Yar.

6. Landmines struck a military vehicle carrying about 40 soldiers as they escorted a military captain to assume the commander’s responsibility of the outpost at Boe Min Gyi Kin village, resulting in 13 fatalities

People’s Knight Defense Force Myinmu released the battle news on March 30 as follows:

“On March 29, at around 9:40 p.m., we used landmines to attack a military vehicle carrying about 40 troops as they escorted the new commander from Sagaing to change responsibility with the commander of the outpost in Boe Min Gyi Kin village, twice between Myinmu and Wyun Pyae village, and four times between Wyun Pyae and Al La Kappa villages. 13 troops were killed, and many others were injured.”

Despite the fact that the military troops returned fire with small and heavy weapons after being attacked by landmines and being injured, the members of the revolutionary forces were able to withdraw unharmed, according to the People’s Knight Defense Force Myinmu.

7. Terrorist military troops raided and destroyed Aint Ma village in Magway’s Myaing Township

According to local news sources, on the morning of March 30, the terrorist military troops raided and destroyed Aint Ma village, Myaing Township, Magway Division.

“The military council troops that left Myaing on the afternoon of March 29 for the south spent last night on the road between Myaing and Industry Zone-2, and early this morning they raided Aint Ma village, located in the south-west part of Myaing Township, while firing arbitrary shots into the village. They fired heavy weapons towards War Yin Chaing village after they settled at the Aint Ma village monastery.”

The military council troops are frequently marching towards villages in Myaing Township, Magway Division, and targeting civilians and attacking them.

8. The total number of IDPs in the Tanintharyi region hit around 40,000

On March 30, Dawna Tenasserim-IDPs Supply Force released a statement on the situation of IDPs in the Tanintharyi region in March 2023.

“Since the first week of March in the Tanintharyi region, the number of people displaced has risen sharply due to the fighting between the people’s defence forces and military council troops, raiding and arson attacks by the military council troops, and abductions and killings,” said the statement.

“In the month of March 2023, based on the ground data collected by Dawna Tenasserim and information from the media, the number of displaced people in the entire Tanintharyi region had reached around 40,000,” the statement reported.

Moreover, the statement claimed that the military council has used the ‘four cuts’ strategy to oppress the IDPs.

9. The revolutionary fundraising project “The Fence,” which seeks to raise 1 billion MMK in under 21 days, has only received 25 percent of its target on the 11th day

The Fence Project announced the following on March 30:

“Even though we’re halfway through the project, we’re still a long way from hitting half of our target percentage. In the rest of the days, we believe that people at home and abroad will continue to contribute to meeting our target. We would like to request everyone’s support again since this is a very important project for Karenni.”

The Fence Project is a project aimed at raising “1 billion Myanmar Kyats to replenish weapons and ammunition within 21 days” for the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force (KNDF) Strateg-4. The proceeds of “The Fence Project,” which will run from March 20 to April 9, 2023, will reportedly be given directly to KNDF Strategy 4.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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