Spring Revolution Local News – Apr 23 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says that the journey of the revolution to overthrow the military junta has progressed to a certain extent

Acting President Duwa Lashi La remarked the following in his speech at the Cabinet Meeting (15/2023) of the National Unity Government held on April 18:

“It has now been more than two years since the military seized power by force. Our revolutionary journey to overthrow the military has also progressed to a certain extent. The military council is suffering losses on all sides in ground battles throughout the country. So I would like to encourage the public and revolutionary forces not to lose heart.”

From the beginning of the people’s revolution until March 2023, a total of 29,650 terrorist military council soldiers and police personnel have been killed and 11,230 have been injured, according to the Ministry of Defence of the National Unity Government.

2. NUG’s Defence Minister says that urban guerrilla activities in cities such as Yangon, Mandalay, and Naypyitaw have posed a significant threat to the terrorist military

In his felicitation letter to the members of PDF on the occasion of the Myanmar Traditional New Year in April, Union Minister U Yee Mon of the Ministry of Defence of the National Unity Government said: “Urban guerrilla activities in cities such as Yangon, Mandalay, and Naypyitaw have posed a significant threat to the terrorist military. It is clear that the military is no longer able to suppress our people’s revolution, both physically and mentally.”

Retired Brigadier General Ohm Thwin, who was the mentor of the regime’s Vice Senior General Soe Win, was assassinated at his home in Yangon on September 24, 2022, because he encouraged the junta to seize power, and he was among the highest-ranking casualties.

3. NUG’s Ministry of Women, Youth and Children Affairs presents its work to the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, as well as work in progress

A briefing in which the Ministry of Women, Youth and Children Affairs of the National Unity (MOWYCA-NUG) presented its work to the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), as well as work in progress, was held on April 21.

In the briefing, the relevant officials from the Ministry of Women, Youth and Children Affairs explained that the ministry is focusing on its three objectives: Protect (to protect women, young people, and children from human rights violations and to ensure their enjoyment of human rights throughout this period of transition); Provide (to provide for the safety, basic needs, and survival of women, young people, and children); and Promote (to promote women, young people, and children’s meaningful participation in the building of a federal democratic nation), and that five major departments have been formed and are establishing connections and cooperating with local groups and organisations. Then the process of maintaining statistical records and data and the ministry’s 2023 work plan were presented.

After that, the officials from the ministry responded to the questions raised by the meeting attendees and exchanged views. Then the regular work coordination meeting of the CRPH was conducted.

The Chairman and members of the CRPH, the chairmen and secretaries of the affairs committees, as well as the Union Minister and officials of the MOWYCA-NUG, attended the meeting.

4. KNU/KNLA and PDF allies attacked four junta outposts in KNU/KNLA Brigade 3 territory in Nyaunglebin District, Bago Division, resulting in the deaths of 16 junta soldiers and the injuries of 17 others

On April 23, the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Department of Organizing and Information announced the following military information:

“On April 22, between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., the 3rd Brigade of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) coalition forces launched attacks on four outposts of the military council at the same time and destroyed two of them. The targeted military outposts were Naung Kone outpost and Yan Myo Aung outpost in KNU’s Mu Township, and Nyaung Kone outpost and Kyun Kone outpost in KNU’s Ler Doh Township.”

According to the KNU, two junta outposts in Nyaung Kone village and Kyun Kone village in KNU’s Ler Doh Township were captured and destroyed, and weapons were seized from those outposts, while two other outposts in Naung Kone village and Yan Myo Aung village in KNU’s Mu Township were not able to be attacked and destroyed since junta soldiers had gone into hiding ahead of the attacks.

The attacks that captured four junta outposts reportedly resulted in the deaths of 16 junta soldiers, including a deputy battalion commander, and the injuries of 17 others. One comrade of the KNLA Brigade 3 coalition was killed in the attacks and two others wounded, said the KNU.

5. A woman who had been released on pardon was re-arrested and charged under Section 505(a) of the Penal Code for changing her Facebook profile picture to black in order to express her grief for Pazigyi

According to local news sources, Ma Noe Noe was arrested at her home in Thanbyuzayat Town, Mon State, on April 21 after changing her Facebook profile picture into a black plain to express her grief regarding the massacre in Pazigyi village in Kanbalu Township on April 11 and was charged under Section 505(a) of the Penal Code, under which the publication of content that expresses hostility towards Myanmar’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, is punishable by three years in prison.

Ma Noe Noe was arrested for the first time in June 2021 during the anti-dictatorship activities in the Spring Revolution and was released in 2022 under a pardon order of the Code of Criminal Procedure Article 401 (1).

On April 11, 168 civilians, the majority of whom were children and women, were killed in an air raid by the military council’s air forces on Pazigyi village, Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Division.

6. The residence of the Deputy Head of Ayeyarwady Division Police Force in Pathein was attacked twice with remote-controlled bombs as part of Operation Nan Htike Aung

The Pathein Special Task Force (PSTF) claimed that it had used remote-controlled bombs to blast the residence of the Deputy Head of Ayeyarwady Division Police Force, which is situated at the corner of Htaung Kone street and Thitsar street, No. 5 ward, Pathein, Ayeyarwady, twice as part of Operation Nan Htike Aung on April 22, once at 8:50 p.m. and another at 9:00 p.m.

 “The PSTF attacked the residence of the Deputy Head of Ayeyarwady Division Police Force at the corner of Htaung Kone street and Thitsar street, No. 5 ward, Pathein, twice with remote-controlled bombs as part of Operation Nan Htike Aung. The damage has not yet been confirmed but it is known that the military council forces are blocking the area between Htike Myat San hotel and Htaung Kone street and conducting checks,” said the PSTF.

The PSTF urban guerrilla group also said that there is no longer a safe place for military council members since the revolutionary forces are now coordinating and carrying out missions in a balanced manner across the country.

7. Spring Inya Condominium sales begin in 6 days, and pre-registration is currently available through EOD agents

The End of Dictatorship (EOD) initiative announced the following about the sales of the Spring Inya Condominium on April 23:

“Spring Inya Condo is set to start sales on April 29, so there are only 6 days left to start. There are people who have already deposited money in advance with agents because they didn’t get a chance in the previous Spring Valour Condo,” said the EOD.

“Unlike the previous EOD projects, this one offers the option to pay the money due during the revolution in six instalments over the course of six months, which is quite appealing,” said the EOD.

Spring Inya Condominium will be constructed on a site next to U Tun Nyein Road that is part of 30 acres of terrorist military-owned land on Parami Road, according to the EOD.

“It is a unique, sizable plot of land on the littoral zone of Inya Lake with a high land value and a direct view of the Shwedagon Pagoda and a panoramic view of Yangon passing through the scenery of Inya Lake,” stated the EOD.

Spring Inya Condominium will be built on the land near “Innya Walk” that will be implemented in the post-revolution period, and a total of 750 condo units will be sold.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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