Spring Revolution Local News – Jun 16 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister urges paying attention not to put an undue burden on civilians in collecting tax

At Meeting No. 24/2023 of the Interim Local Administration Central Committee (ILACC) held on June 15, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann cautioned not to put an undue burden on civilians in collecting tax.

“As the administrative territory of the revolutionary groups expands, the role of the public service sector and the public finance management system becomes increasingly crucial, and care must be taken not to put an undue burden on the public with tax collection. The revolution’s development process must have strong forces, and it is critical to organise all the forces and work together in unity until the success of revolution is achieved,” Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann remarked.

Meanwhile, the Union Prime Minister went on to say that the ILACC must be able to systematically inform or respond to questions regarding the current NUG policies, work in progress, and collaboration activities in accordance with the policy either in meetings with the state consultative councils or regional Hluttaw (parliamentary) representative committees.

2. Union Minister Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe and the NUG Representative Office in Japan discuss raising funds by selling artworks created by IDP youth and children in Japan

On June 16, Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Union Minister for the NUG Ministry of Women, Youths and Children’s Affairs, said: “Daw Sai Bu from the Office of the National Unity Government in Japan visited the Office of the Ministry of Women, Youths and Children’s Affairs and saw the paintings drawn by youth and children who were displaced. We had a discussion on raising funds by selling artworks in Japan.”

The Ministry of Women, Youths and Children is currently prioritising assisting youth, women, and IDPs.

3. The NUG Ministry of Justice is keeping an eye on the situation in order to be able to bring charges against the terrorist junta for exporting arms to Russia in international courts

At the Live Panel Discussion on “Ending Impunity through Transitional Justice” held on June 15, U Thien Oo, Union Minister for Justice, stated that the Ministry of Justice was monitoring the military council so that charges could be brought against it for arms exports to Russia.

“Since Min Aung Hlaing is helping Russia, we are now keeping an eye on the possibility of them being accomplices. We are doing so in order to bring charges against them [the military leader and his companions] if we discover evidence that our country is exporting arms [to Russia],” the Union Minister stated.

Western nations have imposed serious sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

4. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun says at a UN meeting that the military is committing atrocities against civilians without making a distinction whether they are able-bodied or disabled

At the 16th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP16) took place at the UN Headquarters, New York, from 13 to 15 June 2023, Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the UN, addressed: “The military’s atrocities do not discriminate people living in Myanmar, be they able or disable, men or women, girls or boys, young or old. The vulnerable groups of people are heavily in need of multi-dimensional support. They are particularly at risk and require immediate and substantial access to life-saving assistance, health care, food security and other humanitarian.”

Meanwhile, the Ambassador emphasised the immediate need for “timely and decisive action by the international community” to address the issue of Myanmar and the “continued concrete support of the international community” to bring Myanmar back to democracy and establish a Federal Democratic Union in line with the aspirations of the Myanmar people, since “only by doing so will Myanmar be able to promote and protect the rights of not only persons with disabilities but also everyone in Myanmar who has been suffering tremendously under the military dictatorship and longs for democracy, peace, and justice in Myanmar.”

5. The terrorist military stormed in and shot at a funeral home in Nanwin Kaing village in Myaung Township, hitting and killing a civilian

According to the revolutionary forces, a military column raided Nanwin Kaing village in Myaung Township, Sagaing Division, on the morning of June 15.

They said, “Two groups of troops from the military column stationed at Kyauk Yit Police Station in Myaung Township, who usually leave during the night, arrived in Thanet Kone village and Nanwin Kaing village on June 15 at about 6:00 a.m. After silently entering the village of Nanwin Kaing, the military raided a deceased person’s home [where the family was receiving condolence visits], leading residents to flee. A man in his 30s was killed when the soldiers chased them and opened fire.”

Upon receiving the news about the arrival of the military council troops, the local defence forces reportedly went to the village together, but no skirmish took place since the military column left immediately.

6. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s portrait appears on Spring Lottery (NUG Lottery) tickets released in June to commemorate her birthday

June 19 is the birthday of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

“For the June issue, the Spring Lottery tickets are released with Mother Suu’s portrait on them since June is her birthday month. So it is a good idea to buy them as mementos, and you will also be able to contribute to the revolution. Besides, you might even win the lottery, which will be revealed on the 30th of this month and come with a number of prizes. contribute to the revolution,” said the Spring Lottery sale representative for Japan.

The Spring Lottery can be purchased quickly and easily 24 hours a day through the Page Messenger of the Spring Lottery’s official Facebook page.

On June 16, the NUG’s CDM Success Committee began a campaign to buy Spring Lottery tickets and give them to the government personnel, who are taking part in the Civil Disobedience Moment (CDM), with the support of the public.

“The ‘Spring Lottery ticket for one CDM employee’ campaign organised by the CDM Success Committee has begun. We will help you buy lottery tickets and give them as gifts to the civil servant CDMers,” it stated.

A postcard will be sent as a gift to everyone who buys 10 or more lottery tickets to send gifts to CDMers, according to the CDM Success Committee.

The revenues from the sale of the Spring Lottery (NUG Lottery: “Aung-Lan-Hlwint-Chi-Nway-Oo-Hti”) are primarily used to support CDM heroes on a monthly basis.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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