Spring Revolution Local News – May 08 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Acting President states that measures must be taken to minimise civilian harm as much as possible in the war of resistance

Acting President Duwa Lashi La stated at the Special Session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held on May 8 that measures must be taken to minimise civilian harm as much as possible in the war of resistance.

“In the war of resistance, we must always cultivate our national consciousness so that the civilian population is harmed as little as possible. The people’s representatives should constantly raise awareness and warn the civilian population that the enemy’s terrorist attacks may occur from time to time while the war of resistance is waging. In my opinion, in the war of resistance, we must try as much as possible to minimise the hurting of the civilian population with our political wisdom.”

The National Unity Government announced the start of the People’s Defensive War on September 7, 2021.

2. The Union Prime Minister says that the chain of command is crucial in a strategic offensive against the enemy military council

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann stated in his statement marking the second anniversary of the People’s Defence Force (PDF) that the chain of command is crucial in order to strategically defeat the enemy military council.

“In order to strategically defeat the enemy military council, the chain of command plays a critical role in managing and supervising on a nationwide scale. As 2023 is a year of decision for change, in order to achieve military objectives, it is necessary to obey the commands in accordance with the respective military regions.”

At present, a total of 303 battalions of the People’s Defence Force (PDF) as well as the People’s Defence Organisations (PDO/Pa-Ka-Fa) in more than 250 townships have already been established.

3. NUG’s Human Rights Minister U Aung Myo Min’s Australia visit begins—arriving in Sydney this morning

U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister of Human Rights for the National Unity Government, arrived in Sydney on the morning of May 8 as part of his visit to Australia.

During the visit, the Union Minister will meet with senior Australian government officials, politicians, and academics to discuss promoting bilateral relations, human rights violations and international crimes committed by the military junta, as well as the strategies being planned and implemented by the National Unity Government.

The Union Minister will make a visit to Australia from May 8 through June 4, 2023, before continuing on to Switzerland.

4. The offices of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party have been continuously vandalised by members of the military junta and affiliated organisations

The offices of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party have been continuously vandalised by members of the military junta and affiliated organisations, and according to local news sources, the headquarters of the NLD on 62 Street between 33×34 Street in Mandalay was vandalised on May 6 at around 9:00 p.m. The ward administrator U Kyaw and about ten other members of the military council arrived and used a backhoe and a road roller to knock down the office building.

Similarly, on May 4, at around 8:00 p.m., eight vehicles carrying the military council troops arrived at the NLD regional office in Monywa and attacked and destroyed it.

Also on April 25, the NLD office in Thayarwaddy was destroyed by a total of more than 30 military council troops and military-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia members.

According to a statement by the NLD Central Work Committee, the homes and properties of 371 members of the NLD, including 206 MPs’, were sealed and confiscated, as of January 5, 2023. In addition, the homes of 47 NLD members have also been subjected to warrants. Moreover, the party’s headquarters office and branch offices have been raided and destroyed 120 times.

5. The MOD-NUG officially recognises Pwint Phyu Township People’s Defence Group (Pa-Ka-Fa Pwint Phyu) as the Minbu District 4th PDF Battalion

On May 8, the Minbu District 4th PDF Battalion made the following announcement regarding its official recognition by the National Unity Government:

“We, Pa-Ka-Fa Pwint Phyu, are very proud and happy to be officially recognised as the Minbu District 4th PDF Battalion by the National Unity Government (NUG). We would like to express our gratitude towards the PDF officer in charge of the Magaway Division, the Pa-Ka-Fa officer in charge of the Magway Division, the Minbu District 1st PDF Battalion, the Minbu District 3rd PDF Battalion, and the allied battalions and unts who supported our group to become a NUG-recognised PDF battalion.”

The Minbu District 4th PDF Battalion pledged to expedite, under the guidance of the NUG/MOD, its revolutionary activities, to eradicate the evil military dictatorship as well as people’s defence and welfare activities with loyalty to the people and the NUG government.

6. The terrorist military raided and burned down Ka Bwet village and Koke Tet village in Khin-U Township, forcing almost 3,000 local residents to flee

On May 7, the Khin-U KDK group reported that nearly 3,000 local residents were fleeing because the terrorist military raided and burned down Ka Bwet village and Koke Tet village in Khin-U Township.

It stated, “Civilian houses in Ka Bwet village and Koke Tet village in the eastern part of Khin-U Township, Shwebo District, Sagaing Division, were burned down for no reason by the terrorist military column of about 200 soldiers that crossed the river from Thabeikkyin Township located on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River.”

It was reported that the military column burned down civilian homes in Ka Bwet village at about 10:00 a.m. after crossing the Irrawaddy River, and in the evening, it indiscriminately shot at Koke Tet village before entering the village and burning down houses. A local people’s defence force clashed with that military column, according to the KDK group, which resulted in the deaths of one defence comrade and injuries to another.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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