Spring Revolution Local News – Jun 20 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister asserts that the terrorist military will be defeated once and for all as collective efforts are being made

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann included the following in his speech at the live broadcast on Populist Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 78th birthday held on June 19:

“We have waged successive revolutions for ages and tried to end the one-party dictatorship and military dictatorship in Myanmar. However, in previous revolutions, they were not entirely eliminated, so in this revolution, as everyone knows, collaborative efforts are being undertaken to end them once and for all. In this revolution, we are able to gather strengths that have never been gathered before in the previous ones, and the people are still marching with full strength without diminishing their participation even after more than two years, so I fully believe that this historic revolution will soon achieve a decisive victory.”

The National Unity Government has announced that the year 2023 will be a decisive year to end the Spring Revolution and is escalating its military pace.

2. Union Minister U Tin Tun Naing says that the spring revolution has already seen rays of hope for victory

Union Minister U Tin Tun Naing remarked the following in his speech sent to the demonstration in South Korea held on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 78th birthday on June 19:

“It has been 30 months since the terrorist military dictators imprisoned not only our leader but also our country and put it in darkness. During these times, we have all worked together to fight against the brutal oppression of the terrorist regime, and now our enemy terrorist regime has been defeated from all sides, and we have all seen the rays of hope for the victory of the spring revolution.”

The Union Minister also informed the public that, besides ordinary savings, fixed deposits, transfer money, and gold storage will be possible in the Spring Development Bank (SDB) of the National Unity Government, which will be launched soon, and that those who desire to save gold can do so by purchasing as much as they want from the bank and storing it without paying any fee.

3. Burmese protest in front of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, United States

On June 19, on the birthday of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar people gathered and protested in front of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, United States.

The protest was attended by Myanmar ethnic diasporas in the United States.

4. To commemorate the 78th birthday of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, more than 1,500 shade trees were planted in Sagaing Division

The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation announced on June 20 that, to commemorate the 78th birthday of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, under the arrangement of the Sagaing District Resource Management Team, those at the district and township level in charge of the natural resources, finances, people’s security (Pa-La-Fa), people’s administrative (Pa-Ah-Fa), and teachers and students from public-based schools collaborated to plant 1,500 shade trees in five villages of Myinmu Township in Sagaing District.

The planted trees included royal poinciana, chittagong wood, teak, mowra butter tree, mahogany, and persimmon.

5. In Kani, a skirmish took place between 17 junta policemen and the PDF comrades, resulting in the deaths of three policemen and the seizing of some weapons and ammunition

On June 20, the Yinmabin District PDF Battalion No. 30 (the DRPA) released a skirmish report: “On June 19 at 7:00 a.m., the Yinmabin District PDF Battalion No. 30 and about 17 policemen [under the junta] who were patrolling in No. 3 ward, Kani, engaged in a skirmish.”

It was reported that three junta policemen were killed and that one G3 rifle, 90 rounds of G3 cartridges, three G3 magazines, one mobile phone, one walkie-talkie, some documents, 2 lakh kyat in cash, and two vests were seized in the fighting.

Following the fighting, one civilian was reportedly killed and another injured when the junta troops fired artillery shells indiscriminately into a village that was not related to the fighting.

6. Funds raised from the “Tawl Hlan Na Kham Nee” fundraising campaign will be used to support three PDF battalions

The “Tawl Hlan Na Kham Nee” fundraising campaign, started on June 16, is a raffle ticket program organised by one of the OFP fundraisers, the Myanmar Care Group, and is supported by other OFP fundraisers in various countries.

The prizes will include 10 items, including those donated for the revolution by the people whose houses were destroyed by the military and whose family members were split apart due to the military, according to the campaign organiser.

The campaign will organise from June 16 to July 7, 2023, and winners for 10 prizes will be drawn live on July 9 at 8:00 p.m. Myanmar Standard Time.

The campaign aims to support three PDF battalions/units that are fighting against the military dictatorship, and the three PDF battalions chosen for this time are: (1) the Monywa District PDF Battalion No. 20, Battalion of Budalin (BOB), which is based in Butalin, Monywa District, Sagaing Region; (2) the Gangaw District PDF Battalion No. 13, The Youth Force (TYF), which is based in Yaw-Saw-Kuaukhtu, Gangaw District, Magway Region; and (3) the Company No. 2 of the Yinmabin District PDF Battalion No. 16, the One Star Task Force (OSTF), which is based in Salingyi, Yinmabin District, Sagaing Region.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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