Spring Revolution Local News – May 23 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Union Minister U Htin Linn Aung says that the National Unity Government is looking into every possible means to defend the junta’s air strikes

At the community meeting held on May 22 at the Fremont Downtown Event Center in the United States, U Htin Linn Aung, Union Minister for Communications, Information and Technology of the National Unity Government, said about the efforts being made regarding the air defence: “There are many areas that are managed to be under control in the territories where the revolution is taking place. Our government is doing a lot of administrative work in those areas. One thing we are discussing is how to stop their planes. We are trying to prevent it by all means, which is also important in the revolution.”

The Union Minister went on to say that, in the controlled areas, township people’s administrative groups have been established and that, although there are some shortcomings and mistakes, there are vast improvements.

2. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun says that the United Nations is taking certain steps for the people of Myanmar within its capabilities to prevent the junta from representing Myanmar at the United Nations 

At the community meeting held on May 22 at the Fremont Downtown Event Center in the United States, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun said about the United Nations’ doings for the people of Myanmar: “It is not that the UN does not hear the voice of the people of Myanmar; in fact, it does. The UN respects the voice of the people of Myanmar. There are some things the UN should be grateful for. I would like to inform the public that the UN is taking certain steps within its capabilities to prevent the junta from representing Myanmar at the UN.”

There are 193 member states at the United Nations, and the Security Council is composed of 15 member states with 5 permanent member states. The NUG Ministry of Foreign Affairs is making efforts to prevent the participation of the military council at various UN meetings.

3. Local People’s Defence Groups launch an attack to capture the police outpost in Padu village, Sagaing Township

On May 23, the 96 Soldiers PDF group reported the military operation against the police outpost in Padu village in Sagaing Township, Sagaing Division, as follows:

“On May 22, a camp capture battle was conducted against the Padu police outpost in Sagaing Township, Sagaing Division. In this battle, the 96 Soldiers PDF, and local people’s defence groups (Pa-Ka-Fa) joined together to fight.”

Defence forces were reportedly forced to retreat by the junta’s repeated air raids while managing to occupy nearly the whole police outpost.

The military council has been increasingly using air operations to attack Sagaing Division, and there have been attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians.

4. Residents of Kyun Hla Township’s Lel Hla village are being forced to attend Pyu Saw Htee militia training

On May 22, the Kyunhla-Kanbalu Activist Group (Kanbalu District) stated that the junta is forcing residents of Kyun Hla Township’s Lel Hla village to attend Pyu Saw Htee militia training.

It stated, “On May 20, we learned from the locals that, in Lel Hla village of Kyun Hla Township, 30 households were chosen by lot, and a member of each chosen household was then forced to attend Pyu Saw Htee militia training.”

It was also reported that those chosen households with no male member are asked to pay a fine of 100,000 kyats per month, and according to a recent report, Pyu Saw Htee leaders forced the widow to attend the training if there is a widow in the chosen households with no male member.

5. The junta forces have been increasingly raiding villages and abducting civilians to use them as human shields

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP)’s statement on May 22, the terrorist military has been increasingly raiding villages and abducting civilians to use them as human shields in recent weeks.

“The junta forces attacked Ta Mar Hkaw and Taung Su (West) Villages, Kyaukkyi Township, Bago Region, and captured civilians to use as human shields. As a result, around 800 locals from two villages were in fear and fled for safety,” the AAPP stated.

Furthermore, the terrorist military has been raiding civilian areas and burning down houses despite no active clashes, the AAPP stated.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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