Spring Revolution Local News – May 22 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe says that the Spring Revolution has arrived in Taungoo

Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe remarked the following, in reference to the escape of revolutionary comrades in the Taungoo prison break, in his speech at the presenting ceremony of the 14th Citizen of Burma Award held on May 21:

“The prison break was successful because the people and the revolution are one, either at the entrance or around the prison. In other words, there must be no one along their road of escape who is on the side of the military council. By looking at this, our revolution has reached Taungoo.”

On May 18, nine revolutionary comrades escaped from Taungoo prison, situated in Taungoo Town of Bago Division, and they also managed to get weapons from security forces. In the incident, one member of the prison security force was killed, and another was seriously injured.

2. NUG’s Union Minister for Human Rights U Aung Myo Min meets representatives of Myanmar ethnic organizations based in Perth, Australia 

According to a May 22 press statement of the NUG Representative Office (Australia), U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government, returned to Perth, the capital of Western Australia, after completing his trip to New Zealand and arriving in the afternoon of May 20, 2023. The Union Minister was warmly greeted at the airport by Deputy Minister Khun Baham Htan, Representative of NUG to Australia Dr. Tun Aung Shwe, Myanmar ethnic people in Perth, and the CRPH/NUG Support Group (Western Australia).

On the afternoon of May 21, 2023, the Union Minister and his team met with representatives of Myanmar ethnic organizations based in Perth and exchanged views on Myanmar issue. After that, the Union Minister and team attended the fundraising food fair and the NUG EOD/Bond sale being held at Perth Town Hall.

3. NUG’s Union Minister U Htin Linn Aung says that everyone must work together in order to achieve the New Federal Union and the Right to Self-Determination demanded by the ethnic groups

U Htin Linn Aung, Union Minister for Communications, Information and Technology, remarked the following in his speech at the presenting ceremony of the 14th Citizen of Burma Award held on May 21:

“Due to various circumstances, we are dispersed around the world and are dispersed in the forest [in Myanmar]. For all those people to return home, everyone needs to use all their freedom to fight. In the same way, we can’t just sing together; we need to realise justice and freedom practically. We all must work together to build the Right to Self-Determination demanded by the ethnic groups and the New Federal Union.”

The National Unity Government is collaborating with the Ethnic Resistance Organisations in military and political aspects.

4. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun urges all those government personnel who continue to work under the junta-controlled Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Myanmar embassies to stand with the people as soon as possible

At the presenting ceremony of the 14th Citizen of Burma Award held on May 21, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, winner of the 14th Citizen of Burma Award, urged those government personnel of Foreign Affairs who continue to work under the junta: “To those who continue to work under the military—those who continue to work under the [junta-controlled] Ministry of Foreign Affairs inside the country and those who work under the [junta-controlled] Myanmar embassies outside the country—I would like to urge them from here to take a firm stand with the people with a clear conscience.”

The Ambassador said that the terrorist military is torturing and killing people, and therefore helping the military is the same as killing the people. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun donated the $10,000 received from the Citizen of Burma Award to CDM government personnel through the National Unity Government.

“I was chosen for this award, but I believe that it was given to all the people who are taking part in the revolution, especially the CDMers, who are working in various ways for this revolution. So this award is given to the people,” the Ambassador continued.

The Ambassador also advised Myanmar embassies abroad to stop disseminating fake news, disinformation, and propaganda created by the military.

Union Ministers Dr. Zaw Wai Soe and U Htin Linn Aung attended the awarding ceremony for the 14th Citizen of Burma Award on May 21 as special guests, and the event was packed with 500 spectators.

5. Township people’s administrative groups and people’s defence forces repair roads and rebuild culverts damaged by Cyclone Mocha in Pale Township

“Members of People’s Administrative Groups (Pa-Ah-Fa), People’s Defence Groups (Pa-Ka-Fa), and People’s Defence Force (PDF) battalions are repairing and rebuilding culverts damaged by Cyclone Mocha in Pale Township by using palm stems,” U Zaw Htet of the Pale Pa-Ka-Fa said on May 22.

According to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, as of May 19, the National Unity Government has provided a total of over 84 million MMK worth of emergency humanitarian aid for Cyclone Mocha victims in Rakhine State, Chin State, Cox’s Bazar Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Sagaing Division, Magway Division, and Yangon Division, which includes more than 3.5 million MMK worth of support for Sagaing and Magway Divisions.

6. Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader of Thailand’s election-winning party “Move Forward Party”, calls for expediting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those affected by the cyclone in Myanmar

On May 21, Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader of Thailand’s Move Forward Party, which won the most House seats in the May 14 general election, called for expediting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those affected by the cyclone in Myanmar via Twitter.

Mr. Pita sent his prayers to the people of Myanmar, especially those affected by Cyclone Mocha, and he called on the Thai caretaker government and the international community to “expedite the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those affected by the Cyclone, with priorities given to those in dire need first.”

Mr. Pita noted that his demand is in line with his new foreign policy agenda as an elected Prime Minister.

The powerful Cyclone Mocha that hit Myanmar on May 14 has killed at least 450 people, including the Rohingya, destroyed many agricultural areas, homes, schools, roads, and bridges, and about 6 million people are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance.

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