Spring Revolution Local News – Jun 15 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) holds a status update meeting

On June 13, the final day of the meeting to discuss progresses by sector, the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) invited the members of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament) in Sagaing, Bago, and Yangon Regions and briefed them on the work being done.

First, U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Chairman of the CRPH delivered his opening speech: “The CPRH holds meetings such as the CRPH main body meetings, the progress report meetings where the NUG ministries come and explain their work and chairmen and secretaries of the CPRH main body and its twelve committees attend, and the meetings between the main body and the twelve committees. When considering this kind of situation, there are times when we need to prepare and carry out extensive meetings with all of the representatives of the Union-level parliament in each region. I’m encouraged and delighted to have met all members of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw like this.”

Following that, the CRPH gave a briefing on the following topics: (1) work progress from January to early June 2023; (2) negotiations with ethnic alliance forces; (3) efforts to secure international cooperation and support; and (4) future work processes, according to sectors. The attendees then exchanged their views to better coordinate with the situation on the ground, the needs, and the parliamentary work.

2. NUG Deputy Education Minister Ja Htoi Pan says that efforts are being made to be able to provide opportunities for CDM students and students who are being deprived of the right to education

Ja Htoi Pan, Deputy Minister for the NUG Ministry of Education, stated on June 14 that efforts are being made to be able to provide opportunities for CDM students and students who are deprived of the opportunity to learn.

“Soon, I will be teaching first-year students at an interim people’s university, so I am already doing the reading and preparing lecture notes. Despite various difficulties, teachers are trying to implement education programs and opportunities for CDM students and students who are being deprived of the right to education,” Deputy Minister Ja Htoi Pan said.

The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Education is currently implementing the interim education program either through online teaching or face-to-face teaching on the ground.

3. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun says at the UN meeting that 3.7 million children in Myanmar remain out of school since the military coup, and in addition to disrupted education, children in Myanmar are also deprived of the right to routine immunisations

Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, addressed the following at the general debate of the annual session of the UNICEF Executive Board held on June 13: “Children in Myanmar have no choice but to resort to learning in makeshift camps or bunkers in conflict-affected areas to hide from unabated aerial attacks from the junta. Since the illegal coup, 3.7 million children have remained out of school. In addition to disrupted education, children in Myanmar are also deprived of the right to routine immunisations. Following the illegal military coup, EPI was suspended in many areas across Myanmar, and the immunisation programs have been nearly non-functional for more than two years. During the past year, nationwide measles vaccination coverage has dropped from 91 percent to 34 percent.”

Furthermore, the Ambassador continued by stating that more than 3,600 people, including more than 400 children, have lost their lives due to the killing of the military, that there are currently more than 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs), and that more than 5.8 million children are also in need of humanitarian assistance.

4. Three middle school students were injured as an artillery shell fired by the military council hit “Hto Lwe Wah” Karen Public High School in Taungoo District

The military council launched artillery shells in the vicinity of “Hto Lwe Wah” Karen Public High School in Taungoo (Taw Oo) District, located under the control of the 2nd Brigade of the Karen National Union (KNU), at around 11:00 p.m. on June 14.

Three female middle school students were injured, including one who was seriously injured, after one of the artillery shells exploded right next to a female student dormitory.

According to local sources, it was the military council’s 306th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB-306), headquartered in Sharsaybo, Taungoo Township, that fired artillery shells the previous night, and that it fired indiscriminately about five artillery shells despite the absence of any continuing fighting.

Nearly 2,000 students are currently studying at Hto Lwe Wah Karen Public High School, and it was reported that this incident was the first time an artillery shell has struck the school premises.

5. The Monywa UG Alliance carried out a series of bomb blasts in different places in Monywa this morning

The Monywa UG Alliance claimed that they had carried out a series of bomb blasts in places in Monywa Town where the military council troops were stationed on the morning of June 15. They had used hand grenades to detonate six places in Monywa Town on the morning of June 15, including Monywa Swimming Pool and Kan Thar Yar.

The Monywa UG Alliance also carried out an operation at the Monywa-Amyint Road intersection in the past few days, killing two members of the military council.

6. The “We Will Help Our People” fundraising food fair organised by Myanmar diasporas in Southern California raised more than USD 12,000 in revolutionary funds

On Jun 15, the LA NUG Supporters announced the status of fundraising as follows:

“At last Sunday’s pre-order food sales, ‘We Will Help Our People,’ we raised a total of $12,200 in funds from selling, buying, and donating by the people’s people. Let us say thank you to all the people of the people who have consistently supported us.”

The LA NUG Supporter group also stated they had planned to organise another food fundraising fair in July.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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