Spring Revolution Local News – May 03 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The NUG says that the Spring Revolution will undoubtedly succeed because of the people’s unrelenting struggle

In its statement on the auspicious occasion of the Full Moon Day of Kason (Buddha’s Day), the day of the transition of the Buddhist Era 2567, which fell on May 3, the National Unity Government sent best wishes to all citizens of Myanmar.

The NUG said in the statement that the effort of the people of Myanmar is what matters most in striving to build the new country that everyone desires and that the Spring Revolution will undoubtedly be successful because of the people’s unrelenting struggle.

In addition, the Nationality Unity Government prayed that all the citizens of Myanmar who gave their lives in the Spring Revolution would be able to reach the sacred places and to be able to practise and reproduce the good deeds worthy of the Buddha.

2. NUG’s Minister of Human Rights says that he will consider his responsibility to all those who have been violated fulfilled only when he is able to stop the terrorist military’s crimes

On May 3, marking his second anniversary in office as a minister for the National Unity Government, U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister for Human Rights, made the following statement:

“Today marks the second year that I have been fulfilling a given responsibility. Despite my health issues, I have always done my hardest, yet I have always been unsatisfied with myself. Only when we can stop the crimes of the terrorist military and bring justice to all the people who have been violated, will I consider my responsibility fulfilled. Even if the terrorist dictatorship has been eliminated, we must continue to strive to develop a proper human rights culture in the new true federal democratic union.”

At present, the Ministry of Human Rights is compiling records of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the terrorist military group and working to prosecute them in international criminal courts.

3. Australia commits to continuing to support media freedom and the safety of journalists in Myanmar and around the world

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, the Australian Embassy in Myanmar announced the following statement:

“Today is the 30th anniversary of #WorldPressFreedomDay. Australia remains committed to media freedom & the safety of journalists in Myanmar, and around the world, including as a Media Freedom Coalition member. The protection of journalists is more important now than ever.”

Since the military took over in Myanmar on February 1, 2021, freedom of the press has severely declined, and the military has arrested journalists and shut down media outlets.

4. PDF-allied forces launched attack on junta forces in Bawlakhe Town, Karenni (Kayah) State, claiming the deaths of seven junta soldiers and the wounding of twenty others

On May 3, the HpaSaung People’s Defense Force (PPDF) 1108 Battalion released the following military report:

“On May 1st, the Bawlakhe District Joint Strategic Column, consisting of the HpaSaung People’s Defense Force (PPDF) 1108 Battalion and the Bawlakhe People’s Defense Force (BPDF) 1105 Battalion of the Kayah Military Region, the Central Military Command of the People’s Defence Force (PDF), raided the veterans’ office, the immigration office, the police station, and the television broadcasting station where the terrorist military council troops were stationed.”

It was said that the battle began at 4:45 a.m. and lasted for more than two hours, with the PDF-allied forces retreating at about 7:00 a.m.

During the attack, the PDF-allied forces burned down the veterans’ office but were forced to retreat when reinforcements from the junta’s 430th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB-430) arrived while they were carrying out area clearance at the immigration office.

Seven members of the terrorist military council were killed and at least 20 were injured, and the PDF forces were said to have seized one G4 rifle, one AK 22 rifle, six G4 box magazines, three AK box magazines, one hand grenade, and some ammunition.

Two resistance fighters from BPDF 1105 Battalion were also killed and one was seriously injured in the attack, according to the BPDF.

5. Three civilians were killed when the military council’s two fighter jets bombarded Bommatee, Thayet Tan, and Kywe Lam villages in Htantabin Township, Bago Division

On May 3, the Htantabin People’s Defense Force of Taungoo District issued a statement regarding the airstrikes committed by the military council.

“On the evening of May 2nd at 6:20 p.m. and 6:24 p.m., two K8-W fighter jets of the military council bombarded while its ground forces fired indiscriminately with heavy weapons at the villages of Bommatee, Thayet Tan, and Kywe Lam in the southern part of Zayet Gyi, Htantabin Township, Taungoo District, Bago Division,” it stated.

In this incident, six civilians, including a minor child, from Kywe Lam and Thayet Tan villages were injured, and three of them died, according to the statement.

6. A member of Yangon Revolution Force, who was graduated in Physics at East Yangon University was sentenced to an additional 10 years in prison by the terrorist junta under Section 50(j) of the Counter-Terrorism Law, bringing the total prison sentence to 84 years

On May 2, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) stated the following regarding Ko Banyar Soe Htet, a member of Yangon Revolution Force, being sentenced to an additional 10 years in prison in its briefing in relation to the military coup:

“On April 28, Banyar Soe Htet, who was a member of Yangon Revolution Force and graduated in Physics from East Yangon University, was sentenced by Insein Prison Special Court to serve an additional 10 years under Section 50(j) of the Counter-Terrorism Law. He was already sentenced to serve 74 years in prison under two charges under the Penal Code, and hence he is going to serve 84 years in prison in total.”

Ko Banyar Soe Htet was arrested in November 2021, for allegedly being involved in the assassination of U Thein Aung, general manager of the headquarters office of the military-owned Mytel Telecommunication Company, and in the shooting and killing of a couple who ran a grocery store on Oak Kyin Station Street, No. 16 Ward, Hlaing Township.

7. The “Tagu Battle to Our Victory” Campaign, the ninth campaign in NUGPay’s “For Our People” program to support the southern region revolutionary forces, received a total of 6 million kyats in donations

On May 2, the NUGPay family reported the funds received from its ninth campaign, “Tagu Battle to Our Victory,” which ran from April 17 to April 30, as follows:

“A total of 6 million kyats in donations were received from the ‘Tagu Battle to Our Victory’ Campaign by the NUG Pay and the people, and they have been donated to the revolutionary forces.”

The NUG Pay expressed its gratitude and honored the people who contributed to the campaign, desiring revolutionary victory and eradicating the military dictatorship.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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