Spring Revolution Local News – Jun 24 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The National Unity Government discusses the effective implementation of the Burma Act with the U.S. government

At the policy panel discussion organised by the Global Fund for Burma on June 20 in Washington, D.C., the ministers of the National Unity Government (NUG) discussed international assistance issue with officials of the United States government.

U Htin Linn Aung, Union Minister for Communications, Information and Technology of the National Unity Government, and the United States Deputy Assistance Secretary of State delivered opening remarks, and the discussion was divided into four parts: two panels and two fireside chats.

The two sides discussed the current situation in Myanmar, difficulties faced on the ground, issues related to receiving assistance from the U.S. government and international community, issues related to the development of federal democracy in Myanmar, international issues, actions taken by the UN on Myanmar, and legal affairs.

Meanwhile, the effective implementation of the Burma Act was discussed by the representatives of ethnic organisations of Kachin, Karen, Karenni, and Chin, the U.S. White House National Security Council, senior officials from the U.S. Congress, those working on Myanmar’s affairs, Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, NUG Union Minister for Education and Health, and U Htin Linn Aung, NUG Union Minister for Communications, Information, and Technology,

U Moe Zaw Oo, NUG Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, and representatives from Washington-based Think Tanks and NGOs, presented at the discussion and Mr. Sean Turnell, who was recently appointed as Special Advisor to the NUG Interim Central Bank, also attended as a special guest.

2. Tote bags with paintings drawn by PDF fighters on the frontlines are currently being sold to raise funds

Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Union Minister for Women, Youths and Children’s Affairs, informed on June 24 that tote bags with paintings drawn by PDF fighters on the frontlines are being sold.

“These are bags that PDFs who are on the frontlines painted. These bags are not so beautiful because they were not drawn by professional painters, but their imaginations are commendable. Do the pictures of the house express their desire to go home? Are the flowers depicting the flowers in the forests they are in? If you want to support their work, you can order from Chatbox,” she posted on social media.

The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Women, Youths and Children’s Affairs provides vocational training and crafts.

3. The NUG-MOD’s Magway Regional Command Office arms five PDF battalions at the completion ceremony of boot camp batch 6

On June 23, the National Unity Government’s Ministry of Defence People’s Defence Force (PDF) Magway Division Command Office held the completion ceremony of boot camp batch 6 and the arming ceremony.

Officials of the Magway Division Command Office, battalion commanders and deputy battalion commanders attended the ceremony.

At the ceremony, the People’s Defence Force (PDF) Magway Division Command’s responsible person delivered a speech, and five battalions were armed.

The People’s Defence Force (PDF) of the Ministry of Defence of the National Unity Government is implementing operational plans in accordance with the one-year strategic plan and is continuously working hard to arm battalions, the PDF headquarters announced.

4. In Karenni State, Karenni alliance resistance forces occupy the junta’s military outpost on Mese Strategic Hill again

According to the Karenni revolutionary forces, the Karenni Coalition “4K” was able to occupy the Mese Strategic Hill outpost of the terrorist military council.

The Karenni Coalition “4K” is a coalition of four local veteran Ethnic Resistance Organisations (EROs), including the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force (KNDF) and three others whose names begin with the letter K.

The “4K” Coalition raided Mese Police Station and three military bases on the Thai-Myanmar borders: BP-14 (Border Point No. 14) base, BP-15 (Border Point No. 15: Mei Ta Nwal) base, and BP-16 (Border Point No. 16: Taung Hla) base, and successfully occupied BP-16 Taung Hla military base earlier this month.

5. At least ten junta soldiers are killed as the PDF allies attack a military council column that is marching along the east bank of the Thanlwin River in Hpasawng Township of Bawlakhe; one of the bombs dropped by the junta air force crashed on its infantry column

The Hpasawng People’s Defence Force (PPDF) released a military report on June 24 regarding the fighting that took place on the east bank of the Thanlwin River.

“Starting on June 20, the Bawlakhe District Joint Strategic Column, comprising the Hpasawng People’s Defence Force, PDF Battalion No. 1108; and the Bawlakhe People’s Defence Force, PDF Battalion No. 1105, launched an offensive attack against a terrorist military column that was stationed in Kyauk Pein Nyo village after marching along the east bank of the Thanlwin River in Hpasawng Township, Bawlakhe District, Kayah State,” the PPDF stated.

“On the morning of June 21, the joint PDF column launched another attack against the terrorist military column stationed in the farm fields near Thanlwin River Bridge (Hpasawng). The fighting was fierce and lasted for six hours, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,” the PPDF continued.

During the fighting, the terrorist military used many artillery shells and its air force to launch bombs, one of which crashed on its infantry column, said the PPDF.

At least ten junta soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting and many others wounded, while five members of the PDF allied forces received minor injuries.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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