Spring Revolution Local News – Apr 1 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister says that the long-standing problem of Myanmar is not solely because of the oppressions of dictators

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khine Thann remarked the following in his speech given at the ceremony commemorating the second anniversary of the Federal Democracy Charter:

“The long-standing problem of Myanmar is not solely because of the loss of democracy and civil rights brought about by the oppression of dictators; it is also because of the country’s neglect of the equality of ethnic minorities, of their long history of suffering from religious and ethnic delusions, and of the country’s inability to find a solution for unity. All the people’s leaders already understand that, today, the Federal Democratic Agreement, which has been in effect for 2 years, is the way to simultaneously solve these resource problems and establish a federal democratic union that guarantees equality.”

Furthermore, the Union Prime Minister also urged the leaders of various ethnic groups and representatives of various revolutionary forces who attended the event to keep cooperating in order to prevent the re-emergence of groups and dictators as well as the terrorist military council that would terrorise the populace.

2. On the second anniversary of the Federal Democracy Charter, NUCC and NUG released a joint statement committing to continue working towards the goal of building a federal democratic union based on the political road map

On March 31, the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) and the National Unity Government (NUG) released a joint statement on the second anniversary of the Federal Democracy Charter.

The official statement is as follows:

1. Today, March 31, 2023, marks the second anniversary of the Federal Democracy Charter, which was ratified by respective stakeholders against the attempted coup with the goal of eradicating all forms of dictatorship, including military dictatorship, abolition of the 2008 constitution, Democratic Federal Union building, and the emergence of Civilian Government.

2. Chapter (3) of the Federal Democracy Charter part 1 clearly defined the twelve steps of the political road map or the implementation process in order to implement the activities mentioned above that equally represent the desire of the entire society of ethnic populace.

3. We, the revolutionary forces, declare our commitment to continue the transitional constitution drafting following the fundamental policy guidance toward “building a federal democratic union with the assurance of freedom, justice, and equality,” as defined in step 8 of the political road map.

4. With the hope of harmonious collaboration in the future in federal democratic union building process, we affirm that we will consider the suggestions made by the revolution’s key stakeholders and the entire populace including our panelists in webinar series marking the anniversary. We would also like to convey our gratitude to various stakeholders for the letters of felicitations on the Second Anniversary of the Federal Democracy Charter, which was jointly organized by the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) and the National Unity Government.

3. NUG’s Union Minister Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe urges the soldiers and police under the terrorist military leader to defect to the people as soon as possible

On April 1, Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Union Minister of Women, Youths and Children Affairs, urged the soldiers and police under the terrorist military as follows:

“When I arrived in Karenni, I saw prisoners of war from the military. They didn’t respond when spoken to, and when they fixed their gaze on one spot, they stopped hearing cries. They did not begin eating on their own; they only ate when told to do so. The people from the KNDF told me, “Ma’am, they didn’t even avoid firing from our side; they came up like zombies.” They were fed drugs and forced to go to the front lines. They are still in their youth. Military leaders sacrificed them. There is no such thing as being late; defect to the side of the people as soon as possible.”

At present, those soldiers and police who defect from the military council and stand with the people, along with weapons, are being awarded prizes starting at 3,500,000 MMK or 6,000,000 MMK, etc.

4. The Myanmar Federal Democratic Mission Coalition (MFDMC) provides the Chin National Defense Force (CNDF) with 4,000 rounds of NATO ammunition

On April 1, the Chin National Defense Force (CNDF) expressed its thanks to the Myanmar Federal Democratic Mission Coalition (MFDMC) for the support of 4,000 rounds of NATO ammunition.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Myanmar Federal Democratic Mission Coalition (MFDMC) for donating 20 million kyats to purchase 4,000 rounds of NATO ammunition for the Chin National Defense Force (CNDF)/Chin National Organization (CNO), in order to end the dictatorship in the Republic of Myanmar and develop a federal democratic system.”

Military Council troops are currently attacking both ground and air operations in Chin State.

5. This morning, the junta troops went on rampage at Sel Pyar village in the southern part of Myaing Township while firing guns

Local news sources said on April 1, “It is learned that this morning at around 6:00 a.m., the military council troops stationed in the factory of No. 2 Heavy Industrial Enterprise, located in the southern part of Myaing Township, fired weapons into Sel Pya village and raided the village.”

According to Data for Myanmar, as of February 28, 2023, a total of 60,459 civilian homes have been burned down by the military and affiliated groups since the military coup, of which 47,775 were in Sagaing Region and 9,019 in Magway Region.

6. The junta troops opened fire and raided Bein Nwe Chaung village in Yin Mar Bin Township, forcing local residents to flee

On April 1, the Chindwin Yoma Alliance reported, “Three military vehicles carrying troops from the Northwest Regional Command in Monywa crossed the Chindwin River at 7:45 a.m. on April 1, the troops opened fire, and raided Bein Nwe Chaung village in Yin Mar Bin Township.  More than 7,000 local residents have been forced to flee their homes.”

The terrorist military forces have conducted airstrikes in villages in Sagaing Division in addition to ground assaults and are targeting civilians.

7. The 7th campaign of NUGPay’s “For Our People,” to provide support for the Karenni Region, namely “A Helping Hand for Karenni,” raised a total of 28.7 million kyats

On March 31, the NUGPay informed that a total of 28.7 million kyats in donations were raised through “A Helping Hand for Karenni,” which run from March 13 to March 31, 2023, with the support of the NUG Pay and the people.

“The campaign ‘A Helping Hand for Karenni’ by the NUG Pay and the people raised a total of 28.7 million kyats in donations, which were already sent to the revolutionary forces,” it stated.

The NUGPay has stated that it records and honors the people who contributed to the victory of the revolution that will completely overthrow the military dictatorship.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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