Spring Revolution Local News – May 05 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says that the People’s Defence Force (PDF) was able to weaken the enemy through attrition during the two years of its formation

Acting President Duwa Lashi La remarked the following in his speech to mark the two-year anniversary of the formation of the People’s Defence Force (PDF) on May 5:

“The People’s Defence Force (PDF) was able to effectively plan to weaken the enemy through attrition, threaten them, deny them rest, and weaken them mentally and physically during the two years following its formation, and we were able to establish our government-controlled territories in various regions of the country.”

From the beginning of the people’s revolution until March 2023, anti-fascist measures have been taken and a total of 29,650 terrorist SAC members have been killed, and 11,230 have been injured, according to the Ministry of Defence.

“According to the military strategy, the People’s Revolutionary War, which started with the Phase of Strategic Defensive, has now fully reached the Phase of Strategic Equilibrium. The final phase of the military strategy, the Phase of Strategic Counter-Offensive, is mainly dependent on the availability of funds and arms,” Acting President Duwa Lashi La continued.

At present, the National Unity Government has already established 303 battalions of the People’s Defence Force (PDF) as well as regional People’s Defence Organisations (PDO/Pa-Ka-Fa) in more than 250 townships.

2. The Union Prime Minister states that if the revolution ends one day sooner, the people will suffer less for one day because the military council commits atrocities against them on a daily basis

At the meeting (5/2023) of the Interim People’s Judicial Development Committee, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann remarked and encouraged as follows:

  • Since the judiciary of the NUG has to implement in areas where the administration and judicial power of the military council are weak, there may be challenges.
  • For judicial operations to be more successful, acquire public trust, and develop local judicial operations, the Administrative Pillar and the Judicial Pillar must work together with mutual respect.
  • Since the military council commits atrocities against them on a daily basis, if the revolution ends one day sooner, the people will suffer less for one day. Therefore, it’s necessary to act immediately and without delay during a revolution.

After that, decisions and next procedures were decided after the general discussions.

Mahn Winn Khaing Thann, Union Prime Minister and Chairman of the Interim People’s Judicial Development Committee; U Thein Oo, Union Mnister of Justice and Vice-Chairman (2); U Lwin Ko Latt and Khu Hte Bu, Union Minister and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration; Khun Baham Htan, Deputy Minister of Human Rights; and other relevant officials attended the meeting.

3. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun states at the United Nations that the military council will not stop killing people until international action is taken

U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, stated at the UN Security Council Open Debate on “Futureproofing Trust for Sustaining Peace,” held on May 3, 2023:

“We can understand that there can be different views within the Council on the approaches towards the resolution of a particular conflict. However, the Council should be unequivocal in denouncing the deliberate killings of civilians especially when backed by evidence, taking action to hold those perpetrators accountable, and preventing further loss of people lives. The military’s repeated aerial bombings on civilians in an indiscriminate and disproportionate manner have made it clear that the junta cannot be expected to stop attacking the civilian population while their inhumane actions have received no action from the international community.”

Meanwhile, the ambassador called for the Security Council to adopt follow-up concrete measures to Resolution 2669 in accordance with the aspirations and will of the people of Myanmar.

4. In the four months from January 2023 to the end of April 2023, NUG provided rice aid to 46,876 displaced people in Tanintharyi

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MOHADM) of the National Unity Government announced that it had provided rice aid to 46,876 IDPs in Tanintharyi Region in the four months from January 2023 to the end of April 2023.

“This is the supply of rice rations from the emergency rations that have been collected in advance for the people who are being displaced because of the attacks of the terrorist military council,” the MOHADM stated.

The MOHADM also stated that humanitarian assistance to the injured and the fallen, as well as food aid for the people who are displaced, were able to be provided with the cooperation of people’s administration organisations, humanitarian officials, strike forces, and civil society organisations.

5. The Regional Office of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Monywa was shot and destroyed by military council troops arriving in eight vehicles

On May 4, the Regional Office of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Monywa was shot and destroyed by military council troops arriving in eight vehicles.

Ye-U MP U Myint Htwe stated about the regional NLD office in Monywa being destroyed: “On May 4 at around 8:00 p.m., the military council troops arrived in eight vehicles and shot and destroyed the Regional Office of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Monywa. They were destroying a public building that was built with the people’s contributions at night [sneakily].”

Also at night on April 25, the military council members broke into and destroyed the NLD office in Thayarwaddy Township, Bago Region.

6. The military forces bombed Peik Kha Yar village, Inn village, and Wa Ye village in Mingin Township, killing and injuring some civilians

On May 5, the Myauk Yamar People’s Defence Force claimed: “On May 4th, the military council forces launched another aerial attack on the three villages of Peik Kha Yar, Inn, and Wa Ye in the Taung Twin Chaung area in Mingin Township, Sagaing Division, and as a result, many innocent civilians were injured and killed.”

According to recent reports, at least four civilians, including a child, were killed in the aerial attack, and the revolutionary forces issued warnings to people to pay special attention to the threat of air raids.

Another claim made by the Taim Pyan Guerrilla Force was that “Peik Kha Yar village in our Taung Twin area has been attacked by an air strike, and many people were affected.”

On April 11, the military launched an aerial attack on Pazigyi village in Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Division, killing 174 people, the majority of whom were children and women.

7. The junta troops stormed and destroyed villages in Ye-U Township

On May 5, the Ye-U Township People’s Defence Group (Pa-Ka-Fa) claimed that the military council troops stormed and burned down villages in Ye-U Township, Sagaing Region, on the same morning.

It stated, “On the morning of May 5, the military council troops that came out of Ye-U Town stormed villages in the western part of Ye-U Township such as Pan Kone, Kan Pauk, Me Oe, Myin Pauk, Taung Kone, Htan Pin Kone, Chan Thar, Ywar Thit, and Kone Thar and burned them down.”

After destroying villages, it was also claimed that the military council troops split into two groups and entered the Lay Thar monastery.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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