Spring Revolution Local News – May 02 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La states that the majority of Myanmar citizens do not want to continue to live under a terrorist military regime

At the Cabinet Meeting (17/2023) of the National Unity Government held on May 2, Acting President Duwa Lashi La called on the international community not to neglect the feelings and pains of the people of Myanmar as follows:

“What I want to say from here to the international community including the United Nations is that the majority of Myanmar citizens do not want to continue to live under the rule of the terrorist military even for a single day and that if they suffer the oppression of the terrorist military one more day, the number of people losing their lives, homes, and wealth will keep rising. Therefore, I would like to urge the international community not to ignore the feelings and pains of our people, to give priority to their wishes, and not to forget to include them in the discussions.”

The terrorist military has killed more than 3,000 civilians and arrested more than 20,000 others.

2. The Union Prime Minister says that at this time the terrorist military council is working on various tactics to make revolutionary forces distrust the revolution

At the Cabinet Meeting (17/2023) of the National Unity Government held on May 2, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann remarked: “Since this is a time of revolution, we have to be cautious about everything. At this time, our common enemy is trying to disguise our revolution on the one hand while working on various tactics to divide our revolutionary forces and make us distrust the revolution on the other. We must try to share the current situation in Myanmar with those in charge from international countries so that disinformation that will discredit the revolution does not reach the international community.”

Moreover, the Union Prime Minister also urged that the funds contributed by the people be used beneficially for the revolution and that efforts be made to end the revolution successfully and quickly with minimal harm to the people.

3. NUG’s Union Minister of Human Rights outlines important precautions to be taken when investigating human rights violations

On May 2, U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights, brought out important precautions to be taken when investigating human rights violations, as follows:

“Brutal human rights violations by the terrorist military are happening every day across the country. While various efforts are being carried out to eliminate the terrorist military, work is being done to collect evidence of human rights violations and bring justice. The important thing is that an investigation is for us to find out the information and supporting evidence necessary in order to identify the offender, not an interrogation. Therefore, it is necessary to treat the person providing the information with respect as a human being, and it is very important to constantly monitor and treat their mental and physical condition.”

Furthermore, the Union Minister emphasised the importance of constant examination of the mental condition of witnesses’ and victims during the investigations because repeating tragic and sad events frequently causes emotional harm.

4. NUG’s Union Minister Nai Suwunna states that NUG is going to step up its efforts to cut off the flow of the military council’s foreign income

At the International Labour Day (May Day) Celebration held on May 1, Nai Suwunna, Union Minister for Labour for the National Unity Government, stated the following regarding the efforts being made to cut off the flow of the military council’s foreign income:

“In order to practically prevent the war crimes and genocide committed against the people by the military council, we are accelerating the initiatives to cut of foreign income that the military council will use mandatorily for the purchase of aviation fuel, other vehicle fuel, and weapons. Soon, we’ll collaborate with the Myanmar Labour Alliance to speed up the operations to cut off the military council’s revenue stream.”

At present, the military council receives foreign revenue from the oil and natural gas industry and uses it to pay for military expenses.

5. NUG’s Union Minister U Soe Thura Tun says that the entire country is engulfed in flames and destruction because of the military dictator

U Soe Thura Tun, Union Minister of Electricity and Energy, stated the following on May 2:

“I recall that a storm that had never been seen in Myanmar’s history struck on this day 15 years ago. Because of the military dictator’s poor management and his long-term goal of maintaining power, hundreds of thousands of people died, and many survivors also lost their lives. Even today, the entire country is engulfed in flames and destruction because of the military dictator. At this time, the fact that people from all around the world who love this country are supporting it with their hard-earned money is a blessing in disguise. In other words, for the future of the country, I believe that if we all meet again with a better version of ourselves and rebuild, it will be a relief.”

Since the military seized power on February 1, 2021, it has killed more than 3,000 people and arrested more than 20,000 others.

6. Ye-U PaKaHpa uses four mines to attack a military column on the road leading to Se Gyi and Pauk Thar villages in Ye-U Township

On May 2, Ye-U Township People Defence Group (Ye-U PaKaHpa) claimed that it had attacked a military column that attempted to enter Se Gyi and Pauk Thar villages in Ye-U Township, Sagaing Division, with four mines.

It stated, “On May 1st, we are able to welcome the military council troops with four mines at the entrance to Se Gyi and Pauk Thar villages. We have received information that the military council troops are starting to move north (towards Ye-U Town) from Mu Thar Kone village.”

7. Fierce fighting broke out between the junta’s 77th Light Infantry Division, marching from Gangaw Township to northern Chin State, and Brigade 5 of the CNA, claiming the deaths of about 20 junta soldiers

According to sources, the Chin National Army (CNA) and the Chinland Defence Force (CDF) allied forces fought out the military council troops from the 77th Light Infantry Division on May 1 in the morning in the territory of Brigade 5 of the CNA. During the fight, about 20 soldiers of the military were reportedly killed, and many others were injured.

The CNA and CDF allied forces are said to have seized 9 guns, a 60-mm mortar, a PRG launcher, 11 hand grenades, mobile phones, and other military equipment and ammunition from the military council troops.

8. Between April 1st and April 28th, a total of 43 women were detained by the military regime

The Burmese Women’s Union released a study report regarding the status of women being detained by the military council in April 2023:

“Between April 1st and April 28th, a total of 43 women were detained by the terrorist military, and 55 women were killed. Among them, 45 women lost their lives in an aerial bombardment by the terrorist military on Pazigyi village in Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Division, on April 11,” stated the report.

According to the report, the majority of the women who were arrested are from Kalay Township in Sagaing Division, followed by Nyaunglebin Township in Bago Division, Pyin Oo Lwin Township in Mandalay Division, and Bago Township in Bago Division.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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