Spring Revolution Local News – Apr 14 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. NUG’s Minister of Home Affairs urges all revolutionary forces to work towards the federal interest

At the event organised by the Chin National Organisation/Chin National Defence Force (CNO/CNDF) on April 13 to commemorate the second anniversary of the Chin National Spring Revolution, U Lwin Ko Latt, Union Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, remarked the following:

“Our goal, as we all know, is to build a new Federal Democratic Union. However, there are many difficulties in achieving the goal. When we encounter such difficulties, I would like to encourage everyone to work towards the federal interest. In this revolution, we are not fighting for our own interests; we are fighting for the Federal Union.”

At present, the National Unity Government is working on a one-year strategic plan for six sectors and is cooperating with all ethnic revolutionary forces.

2. NUG’s Minister of Defence expresses his firm conviction that the spring revolution will certainly prevail

At the event organised by the Chin National Organisation/Chin National Defence Force (CNO/CNDF) on April 13 to commemorate the second anniversary of the Chin National Spring Revolution, U Yee Mon, Union Minister of Defence, remarked the following:

“The unique feature of the Spring Revolution is that it is being fought by all ethnic brothers and sisters born in the Union. Since this revolution is being fought by all ethnic brothers and sisters, I believe that it will certainly succeed.”

In addition, the Union Minister continued to say that he understands and believes that there are already basic political agreements to work together with all the ethnic revolutionary forces.

3. NUG’s Minister of Human Rights says that efforts are being made to bring justice to the people and children who were brutally killed

U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights, stated on social media that he is striving to bring justice to the people and children who were brutally massacred in Pazigyi village, Kanbalu, as follows:

“In the past, at this time, I would listen to Thingyan music and traditional folk verse performances. But now, I’m striving to bring justice to the people and children who were brutally killed.”

According to reports, 21 elementary school students were among the 168 people killed in an air attack by the terrorist military on Pazigyi village in Kanbalu Township on April 11.

4. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun states that there were a total of 56 air attacks and 66 massacres committed by the Myanmar military

On April 13, 2023, ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the United Nations, and ambassador Ms. Barbara Woodward, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, remarked at a Security Council Media Stakeout at the United Nations on the military junta’s barbaric air attacks on Pazigyi village.

“There were a total of 56 air attacks by the military junta from January to March 2023. And there have been 66 massacres committed by the military since the illegal coup. These attacks showcase the junta’s escalating terror campaign against the Myanmar people, despite the repeated calls by the international community, including the United Nations Security Council,” ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun stated.

“The military doesn’t deny this. They’ve admitted they carried out the massacre. So the UK strongly condemns this cowardly attack on unarmed children and civilians. It is against international laws and is fully indefensible. We believe the council should condemn it and demand full implementation of Security Council resolution 2669. It is concerning to us that the council has not been able to do so. For the UK’s part, we will continue to do all we can to hold the military regime to account for its oppression of the Myanmar people,” the UK ambassador Ms. Barbara Woodward remarked.

5. Members of a military-backed Pyu Saw Htee group playing with water in Kyal Pon village, Sagaing Division, were attacked with a drone-dropped bomb, killing 7 and injuring 30 others

According to reports, on April 13, on the eve of Thingyan Festival, at about 5:00 p.m., in Kyal Pon village, Sagaing Division, members of a military-backed Pyu Saw Htee group were attacked with a drone-dropped bomb when they were playing with water, killing 7 and injuring 30 others.

Local news sources said that Pyu Saw Htee members were drunk while they were playing with water when they were attacked.

Revolutionary forces have issued notices to the public not to participate in the military council’s Thingyan.

6. Special Guerrilla Force Pakokku (SGF-Pakokku) fired an 80-mm improvised rocket at the 101st Light Infantry Division based in Pakokku on the eve of Thingyan Festival, claiming two deaths

The Special Guerrilla Force Pakokku (SGF-Pakokku) claimed that it had attacked the 101st Light Infantry Division (LID-101) based in Pakokku with an 80-mm improvised rocket on April 13, the eve of Thingyan Festival, at 9:00 a.m., when they were celebrating Thingyan.

Two members of the military council troops were reportedly killed in the attack, and many others were injured. After the attack, according to the SGF-Pakokku, the Thingyan celebration inside the LID-101 has been stopped.

By making it appear to the international community that the Thingyan Festival is alive, the military council is attempting to gain a political advantage.

7. On April 12 and 13, Cobra Column captured a BGF camp and attacked another BGF camp with a sniper in Karen State

On April 13, the Cobra Column issued a battle statement for the period April 10–13, 2023.

According to the statement, the Cobra Column attacked and captured the Theintan hill-based camp of the junta-allied Border Guard Force (BGF) on April 12. Ten members of the BGF were reportedly killed, many were wounded in the battle, and the Cobra Column seized 11 weapons and two claymores, a magazine, a blast mine, 584 rounds of 5.56 mm bullets, 75 rounds of 7.62 mm bullets, two AK magazines, five HK magazines, two carbine magazines, and four M16 magazines.

The Cobra Column also used a sniper to attack the Kyaukmine hill-based camp of the BGF on April 13, killing three members of the BGF. After the attack, the BGF fired heavy weapons frequently throughout the day, said the Cobra Column.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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