Spring Revolution Local News – Jun 23 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Union Minister Dr. Sasa calls for placing sanctions on countries and companies that support the Myanmar military, including Russia and China

At a conference on Myanmar held with the theme “No Time Left to Stop the Consolidation of the Dictatorship in Burma” on June 21 in Rome, Union Minister Dr. Sasa urged Italy as well as EU member states to consider non-lethal assistance to support Myanmar’s pro-democracy moments, to impose stronger sanctions targeting individuals responsible for human rights violations in Myanmar, including military officials and their financial banking and networks, and to impose sanctions on the junta-controlled MOGE, as well as countries and companies supporting the military, including Russia and China.

After the military coup, the military regime unjustly arrested a total of 22,351 people, including State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint. Furthermore, 156 people were sentenced to death, including four pro-democracy activists who were already hanged.

2. Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe says that the NUG government is willing to develop good ties with neighbouring countries

Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe says the following in an interview during his June visit to the United States:

“We communicate with China and other neighbouring countries. We also communicate with rest of the world’s countries. Our government is willing to get along with the neighbouring countries, and we have to get along with them.”

The National Unity Government has been developing international diplomatic ties and has set up NUG representative offices in different countries, including South Korea, Japan, France, Australia, and Norway, as well as the Office of the NUG Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the United States.

3. NUG France Representative meets and discusses with the EELV party member of the lower house of the France’s Parliament Mrs. Sandrine Rousseau

Daw Nan Su Mon Aung, the representative of NUG to the France, had a meeting with Mrs. Sandrine Rousseau, the EELV party member of the lower house (the National Assembly) France’s Parliament, on June 22, according to the press release of the NUG Representative Office in France.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the developments of the revolution within two years, and the NUG representative urged the French National Assembly to have regular discussions with the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) and urged the French government to provide more support for the Myanmar issue.

4. Myanmar Kyat depreciates as an impact of the U.S. sanctions on MFTB and MICB

On June 23, the depreciation of the Myanmar Kyat increased following the United States’ imposition of sanctions on MFTB and MICB.

On June 22, the US dollar was traded up to 3,030 Kyats against the dollar, and on the Thai-Myanmar cross-border, 100,000 Kyats were only traded for 1,050 Baht.

“It has to be said that it is due to the impact of the sanctions imposed by the U.S. on MFTB Bank and MICB Bank. In Yangon, those who are holding gold and money are looking at the situation. In other words, the situation seems to be getting worse in the future,” said a Myanmar border money exchange operator.

The U.S. government announced sanctions against Myanma Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB) and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank (MICB), which are operating under the military council.

The junta’s propaganda media have announced that the sanctions will have no impact on Myanmar.

5. The military fired artillery shells indiscriminately in Indaw without any ongoing fighting, resulting in the injuries of civilians, including a 5-year-old child

On June 23, the Indaw Revolution (IR) team, reported: “In Indaw Township in the upper Sagaing Region, civilians were injured when the military council forces fired artillery shells indiscriminately from the Indaw hill without any fighting going on. On June 21, at about 6:00 p.m., one of the artillery shells fired indiscriminately from the Indaw hill exploded in the Saw Maw stream near the Na Bar intersection, and as a result, a man in his 40s, who was a tricycle driver from Pin Wei village, was hit by shrapnel in his abdomen. On the afternoon of June 22, the military continued to fire artillery shells indiscriminately from Indaw hill, and an explosion occurred near Kam Ni village, injuring a 5-year-old child and his/her mother in her 20s who were in the farm field.”

6. The fundraising campaign “Take Strength and Fly: The Vigour of Hornbill” by the CDF-Mindat will continue until July 4 upon not meeting the target

On June 23, the CDF-Mindat announced that its fundraising campaign’s end date had been extended to July 4 since the campaign target had not been reached on specified date and urged people to contribute to its campaign.

The fundraising campaign organised by the CDF-Mindat with the theme Take Strength and Fly: The Vigour of Hornbill” and the aim to raise 500 million Kyats started on May 19.

The campaign will bring big strength to the CDF-Mindat in carrying out its operations, and hence, people are urged to take part in the campaign.

For people who want to take part in the campaign, a list of fundraising representatives is available on the CDF-Mindat Facebook page.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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