Spring Revolution Local News – May 10 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Acting President says urges to oversee every side of the revolution so that the revolution does not lose its strength

Acting President Duwa Lashi La urged the following at the Cabinet Meeting (18/2023) of the National Unity Government held on May 9: “It is natural for the revolution to have rise and fall and low and high like the tides. In the same way, the tide of public opinion fluctuates, so we must look towards the public’s opinion and work towards the outcome of the revolution. It is necessary for all parties to oversee every side of the revolution in accordance with public sentiment. We must be able to grasp the victory with our unity.”

“The Spring Revolution is now in its third year. As the revolution drags on, there is also a limit to the people’s patience. However, I am encouraged to see the people’s continued enthusiasm for the eradication of the military dictatorship. Regardless of the differences of opinion among the public, it is clear that they do not want to live under another military dictatorship again,” the Acting President said.

2. NUG’s Union Minister for Human Rights, U Aung Myo Min, met with responsible personnel of the Australian Government during his visit to Australia

According to the press release by the NUG Representative Office (Australia), on the morning of May 10, U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government, who arrived in Australia, met with Ms. Bronte Moules, Australian Ambassador for Human Rights at the Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra to discuss human rights issues in Myanmar.

Union Minister U Aung Myo Min also met with the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, and members of the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade (JSCFADT) in the Australian Parliament House’s committee room on the same morning. The NUG Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister U Aung Myo Min also included Deputy Union Minister for Human Rights Khun Baham Htan and officials from the NUG Representative Office (Australia).

Then, in the afternoon, Union Minister U Aung Myo Min received a visit from Professor Chris Sidoti, co-founder of the Special Advisory Commission on Myanmar (SAC-M) and former High Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Law Reform Commission and currently serving as a Commissioner for a United Nations Commission, at the NUG Representative Office in Canberra, Australia. Deputy Minister Khun Baham Htan was also present, and the two sides are said to have had cordial discussions about the situation of human rights in Myanmar and potential areas of cooperation with regard to the work being carried out by the ministry.

3. The National Unity Government (NUG) meets and discusses with local humanitarian actors to make preparations for cyclone MOCHA and subsequent hazards

On May 9, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MOHADM) of the National Unity Government had an online meeting with responsible persons from the townships from the potential affected areas by the storm, such as Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Bago, and Tanintharyi Regions, as well as representatives of the Interim Chin National Consultative Council (ICNCC), to discuss preparations to be able to respond to the storm and subsequent hazards that may arise since the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal may reach the level of a stronger cyclone.

During the meeting, issues related to the distribution of announcements to inform the public about the storm, the relocation of people from disaster-prone areas, the necessary preparations for the revolutionary forces and IDPs, particularly for those who live in the areas controlled by revolution alliances and ethnic resistance organisations, coordination with civil organisations and international organisations and emergency response programmes and relief operations, access to cross-border humanitarian aid, etc.

4. NUG’s Deputy Minister says that only if the same weapons that the enemy uses can be used will own territory be able to be controlled

In her video message encouraging people to take part in Project Karenni Point 5, Daw Ei Thinzar Maung, Deputy Minister for Women, Youths and Children Affairs, included the following:

“Fighting a war requires money to purchase weapons; we can’t fight using air. We need to be able to use the military weapons that the enemy uses. We also need to be able to compare technology with the enemy. Only then will we be able to control our own territories and penetrate the enemy.”

Most of the territories in Karenni State are now under the control of the revolutionary alliances and ethnic resistance organisations, and the military can only rely on its air forces to attack those areas.

5. Advisor to the NUG’s Ministry of Human Rights attended the Eid Gala hosted by Secretary Blinken

U Aung Kyaw Moe, Advisor to the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government, attended the Eid Gala hosted by US Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken on May 9.

On May 10, Advisor U Aung Kyaw Moe told Radio NUG about his attendance at the celebration: “I didn’t have the chance to talk to the Secretary of State since so many people attended the celebration, but I had a discussion with Ambassador Beth Van Schaack, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice. The Ambassador explained to me that the United States will continue to work with its allies to bring [Myanmar’s] military to justice under the international legal system, as well as his visit to the Rohingya refugee camp.”

The United States is standing as a partner in Myanmar’s efforts to return to the path of democracy.

6. The NUG Representative in Australia delivers a lecture to senior military officials from the Australian Army and those of the ASEAN nations at the Australian National University

On May 9, U Tun Aung Shwe, Representative of the National Unity Government to Australia, stated that he had delivered a lecture to senior military officials from the Australian Army and those of the ASEAN nations at the Australian National University.

“At the Australian National University, I had the opportunity to give a lecture on the current affairs of Myanmar as a guest to high-level military officers from the Australian Army and those of the ASEAN nations (except Myanmar),” he stated.

The National Unity Government is working hard to gain recognition and legitimacy from international governments.

#Credit : Radio NUG


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