Spring Revolution Local News – Jun 25 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. NUG Ministers meet Counsellor of the U.S. Department of State Derek Chollet and discuss Myanmar’s affairs

Counsellor Derek Chollet of the U.S. Department of State received ministers of the National Unity Government on June 22 at his office, and they discussed the current situation in Myanmar and humanitarian needs.

Counsellor Chollet also tweeted on June 24: “[I] had a productive meeting with NUG leaders to discuss urgent relief for those impacted by Cyclone Mocha and strengthening the cohesion of Burma’s pro-democracy movement.”

Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, NUG Union Minister for Education and Health; U Htin Linn Aung, NUG Union Minister for Communications, Information and Technology; U Moe Zaw Oo, NUG Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; and officials from the U.S. Department of State presented at the meeting.

2. NUG Ministers meet with Myanmar diaspora and spring revolution support groups in New York, United States

NUG Ministers met with Myanmar diaspora and spring revolution support groups in New York, United States, on June 24 and had a fireside chat about the spring revolution.

Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, NUG Union Minister for Education and Health; U Htin Linn Aung, NUG Union Minister for Communications, Information and Technology; Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the UN; U Moe Zaw Oo, NUG Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; multi-ethnic Burmese diaspora living in New York; and spring revolution support groups presented at the meeting.

Three salutations were given to begin the meeting, and Union Ministers Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, U Htin Aung, and Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun then gave opening remarks.

At the meeting, Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said, “Their side is [currently] weak, while our side is strong in terms of military affairs. From their side, as you know, the entire BGF battalion has defected to ours. Also yesterday, their men from an artillery unit surrendered and defected to us. From an economic standpoint, their two major foreign exchange banks have been subjected to targeted sanctions [by the United States]. They can no longer operate. Myanmar Kyats depreciate against the US Dollars. Moreover, Mr. Sean Turnell came to our side and acted as an advisor [at our Interim Central Bank].”

After that, Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, U Htin Linn Aung, and U Kyaw Moe Tun discussed and responded to the questions raised by the audience.

3. Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng says that natural resources are like the ancestral inheritance of a country, and all the members of the family have the right to share them and use them equitably

Dr. Tu Hkawng, Union Minister of the NUG Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, remarked the following on June 25 about the distribution and use of natural resources:

“Natural resources are like ancestral inheritance for a country. Let’s say that a family has a lot of properties that has been owned by their ancestors. When that family has plenty of other businesses and a good income, and there is a fair share of use within the family, no one will pay attention to the ancestral inheritance. If someone in the family seeks to seize control of the ancestral inheritance on his or her own, without regard for other members of the family, and acts recklessly as he or she pleases, everyone will want to divide the house. Each member of the family will attempt to sell the inherited property faster than others if there is likely to be a family quarrel and the family business fails. If their children are starving, the adults can no longer judge. Now we are in the same situation.”

Following the terrorist military’s attempt to seize state power, there has been an increase in logging and illegal mineral mining, which has had adverse effects on the environment.

4. Deputy Minister Khun Baham Htan says that more than half of Karenni State’s population has been displaced

Khun Baham Htan, Deputy Minister of the NUG Ministry of Human Rights, said the following in his remarks at the 148th Karenni National Day celebration held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on June 24:

“If we look at the current state of Karenni State, more than half of the state’s population has been displaced. The reason is that Karenni people are actively participating in the spring revolution along with other oppressed ethnic groups because they cannot accept the military dictatorship.”

The Deputy Minister also encouraged the entire Karenni people to keep cooperating with other oppressed ethnic groups in the Union’s national spirit to end all forms of dictatorship, including military dictatorship, and to build a federal democratic union that ensures national equality and the right to self-determination.

5. Local residents in Pale Township welcome and greet the victorious PDF members with victory flowers

On June 25, the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF) Column 3 publicised, “The people welcomed and greeted the ABSDF and the Pale Township People’s Defence Force comrades, who came back after successfully ambushing the enemy military column that was invading Pale Township, with victory flowers.”

It was reported that the military troops marched and invaded for more than 10 days near Min Taing Pin village in Pale Township and looted the public’s food.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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