Spring Revolution Local News – May 31 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La says that the Spring Revolution is the people’s revolution that struggles to build a new federal democratic country

At the 20th Cabinet Meeting of the National Unity Government held on May 30, Acting President Duwa Lashi La remarked that the Spring Revolution is the people’s revolution that struggles to build a new federal country.

“Looking at the entire scenario of the Spring Revolution, everyone already knows that it is a people’s revolution that is fighting for freedom, justice, equality, and self-determination. The Spring Revolution is a people’s revolution that struggles to build a new federal democratic country. Federalism covers equality and self-determination. Democracy covers basic standards like freedom and justice. I believe that we have to build a harmonious combination of the basic principles of democracy and those of federalism,” Acting President Duwa Lashi La stated.

The Acting President went on to say that when considering the issue of federalism, the issue of power sharing, resource sharing, and tax sharing between the Union government and State governments will have to be taken into consideration, and that the provision based on equality and self-determination should be considered a priority.

Meanwhile, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khing Thann remarked: “The National Unity Government must put in more effort during this time because the revolution has advanced to a certain point, and hence we have to both work hard for the revolution and make political preparations at the same time.”

2. A commission will be formed for cooperation between the Union government and State/Federal units

According to the Cabinet meeting of the National Unity Government held on May 30, 2023, a commission will be formed for cooperation between the Union government and State/Federal units.

At the meeting, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration and the Ministry of Federal Union Affairs presented and discussed topics related to the formation of a commission for cooperation between the Union government and State/Federal units, while the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Investment presented the documentation of the Interim Central Bank’s authorization decision.

The 20th Cabinet Meeting of the National Unity Government held on May 30 was attended by Acting President Duwa Lashi La, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann, as well as Union Ministers and Deputy Ministers.

3. The NUG Ministry of Defence sends a felicitation letter to mark the second anniversary of the establishment of the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force (KNDF)

On May 31, the Ministry of Defence of the National Unity Government sent a felicitation letter to the second anniversary celebration of the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force (KNDF).

In the felicitation letter, the Ministry of Defence wished all the Karenni people success in overcoming the difficulties they are facing today.

The letter stated that the revolutionary forces in Karenni State are so strong that they are fighting and causing the terrorist military, which is vastly superior to them in terms of air strikes and heavy weaponry, to suffer big losses, despite the fact that the coup terrorist military is assaulting Karenni State with heavy use of air raids, heavy weapons, artillery, armour, and cluster missiles.

The Ministry of Defence encouraged the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force (KNDF) to continue to cooperate in waging the People’s Defensive War in this Spring Revolution together for the overthrow of the military dictatorship and the building of a federal democratic union that fully guarantees the right to self-determination, equality, and justice.

4. NUG’s Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung urges the public to help as much as they can, whether it be a cup of water or a fistful of rice, to those internally displaced and suffering the burning down of their properties and the four cuts of the military council

On May 30, Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung urged the public: “It is important to help as much as possible, whether it be a cup of water or a fistful of rice, to those internally displaced and suffering the burning and the four cuts of the military council. No matter how many international refugee rights and asylum opportunities there are around the world, those who remain in the country are the ones who have no chance and are the ones who need the most assistance.”

According to the most recent data from the United Nations, there were more than 1.8 million internally displaced people (IDPs) throughout the country as of the end of May 2023. Since the military coup, the number of IDPs in the Northwest has exceeded 1 million.

5. Within two days, the junta troops and junta-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia torched four villages in Kyun Hla Township

On May 31, the Kyunhla-Kanbalu Activist Group (Kanbalu District) reported the arson attacks carried out by the terrorist military and its affiliates in Kyun Hla Township: “During the two days, on May 29 and 30, a combined force of about 170 soldiers from the 361st Light Infantry Battalion (LIB-361) and Pyu Saw Htee members attacked and burned down the four villages in Kyun Hla Township, Sagaing Division: Thanpuyar Pin Su, Hlut Tike, Swe Hle, and Ma Daung.

“On the morning of May 29, the column that left Lel Hla village for Koke Ko Kone village tract raided Thanpuyar Pin Su village at 7:00 a.m. and burned down two civilian houses; raided Hlut Tike village at 7:50 a.m. and burned down seven civilian houses and a village health care centre; and raided again Swe Hle village at around 3:0 p.m. and burned down eight civilian houses and two barns. The combined column of the terrorist military troops and Pyu Saw Htee members spent the night in Swe Hle village and continued to Ma Daung village at 7:00 a.m. on May 30 and burned down eight civilian houses and a barn,” the Kyunhla-Kanbalu Activist Group (Kanbalu District) stated.

6. Three junta soldiers died and seven were injured when a military convoy travelling from Thanbyuzayat to Ye was ambushed

On May 30, the Taung Nyo People’s Guerrilla Force released a battle report on ambushing a military convoy travelling from Thanbyuzayat to Ye in Mon State.

“On May 30, 2023, the Taung Nyo People’s Guerrilla Force ambushed a military convoy of four trucks carrying soldiers and five trucks carrying rations travelling from Thanbyuzayat to Ye twice: once at 8:56 a.m. when they arrived between Pein Hne Taw village and Ywar Thar Aye village and another at 9:07 a.m. when they passed through near Bay La Maing village. Moreover, we ambushed a group of patrol soldiers that was providing security for the convoy along the road at 9:15 a.m. near Ywar Thar Aye village,” said the statement.

During the three attacks, according to the report statement of the Taung Nyo People’s Guerrilla Force, three members of the terrorist military were killed and seven others were injured.

A resident of Bay La Maing village was killed as a result of the indiscriminate firing of the military council troops.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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