Spring Revolution Local News – May 09 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister says that it is critical to be able to deal with the dividing tactics that the military group has practised for years

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann remarked the following at the Special Session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held on May 8:

“We all know that the military regime, following its old tactics used for many years, is crushing and killing pro-democracy activists while, on the other hand, using a variety of tactics to create division between the general population and our government, as well as between our government and the other revolutionary resistance organisations and within the revolutionary organisations themselves. Therefore, it is important that we all stand side by side and embrace each other to face those divisions.”

The terrorist military regime has killed at least 3,000 people but they don’t admit their crimes and instead sow discord among the general population and the people’s defence forces.

2. The decision of the Special Session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will be sent directly to international organisations, including the United Nations

The Special Session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held on May 8 passed a resolution calling for the international community, including the UN Security Council and ASEAN, to take effective measures to end the military junta’s war crimes and crimes against humanity, including aerial attacks and massive killings against civilians in Myanmar.

“I would like to express my special thanks to the Member of Parliament who listened to the voice of the people and made a proposal of a solution model of the peaceful parliament on behalf of the people and made efforts until it was passed, as well as to other members of Parliament who have analysed and discussed the dire solution in Myanmar so that the world’s people can clearly understand it. The approved resolution will be sent directly to international organisations, including the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the European Parliament, the United Nations, and ASEAN,” said U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Chairman of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH).

The resolution demands the international community take effective measures such as blocking the sales of military weapons and equipment as well as aviation fuel for the SAC, continuing with effective sanctions towards Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, Myanmar’s Gems Enterprise, and Myanmar’s Timber Enterprise, which are the key sources of revenue for the SAC, and those money being used to kill innocent civilians across the country, and continuing with stronger and targeted sanctions towards the criminal military personnel, illegal SAC members, their families, and affiliated businesses, and those who are involved in genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

3. The National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) publishes the Federal Democratic Education Policy it has adopted

On May 8, the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) published the Federal Democratic Education Policy it has adopted.

The Joint Coordination Committee on Federal Democracy Education (JCC-Education) prepared amendments, additions, and recommendations from various educational organisations on the Federal Democratic Education Policy (First Draft) and submitted the Federal Democratic Education Policy (Second Draft) to the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) on April 3, 2023. The Second Draft of the Federal Democratic Education Policy was ratified by the NUCC meeting, which was convened on May 8, 2023.

The Federal Democratic Education Policy consists of 18 sectors, such as the administrative structure of federal democratic education, the academic structure of federal democratic education, early childhood education, basic education, etc. The details are listed on the National Unity Consultative Council’s (NUCC) Facebook page.

4. NUG’s Union Minister for Human Rights, U Aung Myo Min, met with lawyers from Gilbert and Tobin Law Firm in Sydney

According to the press release by the NUG Representative Office (Australia), on the afternoon of May 8, U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government, who arrived in Australia, met with lawyers from Gilbert and Tobin Law Firm in Sydney and had “discussions centred on efforts to hold the coup leaders accountable for their actions and ensure justice is served.”

Union Minister U Aung Myo Min, along with the legal adviser of the NUG’s Ministry of Human Rights, the representative of the NUG to Australia, and his office team, attended the meeting.

5. Anti-snake venoms (ASV) and medicines are needed for Battalion 1 of the Kawlin People Defence Force (KLPDF)

On May 9, the Kawlin People Defence Force (KLPDF) informed that anti-snake venoms (ASV) and medicines are needed for its Battalion 1.

“One of our comrades was bitten by a snake and was being treated with 18 vials of ASV. As it is the season for snakes and other poisonous animals to come out, we urge every battalion and unit to take special care and to purchase and collect medicines for that. If there are any donors for medicine needed for our Battalion 1, please contact us to donate,” it stated.

In Sagaing Region, the most common danger faced by the IDPs and the People’s Defence Forces is snakes.

6. Tagaung Pa-Ka-Fa attacked junta troops several times in one day, killing more than 20 junta soldiers in Thabeikkyin

On May 9, the Tagaung People’s Defence Group (Pa-Ka-Fa) reported the following military operations: 

“While the 150-strong junta column of LIB-78 under the 88th Division, which came along the highway on the morning of May 6 after setting fire to Suu Taw village in Thabeikkyin Township, split into two columns and was raiding Nyaung Kone village, we attacked the second column with 2 mines at 8:10 a.m. The suffering junta troops abducted more than 30 civilians from Nyaung Kone village and then continued marching the column by using them as human shields.”

It was reported that while the junta troops blocked the road along the highway road and reinforced Taung Talone village with four 12-wheeled trucks, the Tagaung Pa-Ka-Fa detonated 9 mines between Inpyan and Taung Talone villages at 9:40 a.m.

At about 10:36 a.m., Tagaung Pa-Ka-Fa clashed with the junta troops deployed in Moe Kaung U Pagoda and Naung Lone Iron Bridge, and at 9:23 p.m., it detonated a military convoy consisting of a Hijet mini-truck and a 6-wheeled truck coming out from Tagaung with 2 mines when they arrived between Mo Kaung U Pagoda and 6-Mile village. 

The Tagaung Pa-Ka-Fa claimed that, during its missions on May 6, more than 20 junta soldiers were killed and many were injured.

7. The Spring Tea Family in the United States raised over US$14,000 in revolutionary funds from food sales and donations in May

On March 8, the Spring Tea Family in the United States announced that it had raised over US$14,000 in revolutionary funds in May and stated the following:

“No matter how tired we are, the energising words today have given us motivation with full energy. When we thanked the buyers for their purchases and support, they responded that they have to support us for sure when we and volunteers cook while devoting our resources of time and money.

They said they would continue to support us as long as we made efforts for the revolution. These words touch our hearts. We are embracing these feelings…,” said the Spring Tea family.

The Spring Tea Family in the United States cooks and sells food by organising a food sale fundraiser event every month to raise funds for the Spring Revolution.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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