Spring Revolution Local News – Jun 30 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La assures that effective laws and policies will be implemented to combat sexual violence

Acting President Duwa Lashi La addressed on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence that the National Unity Government (NUG) is striving to pursue international justice for the sexual violence committed by the Myanmar military.

“The NUG remains dedicated to transitional justice and implementing effective laws and policies to combat sexual violence,” Acting President Duwa Lashi La remarked.

According to the NUG’s Ministry of Women, Youths and Children’s Affairs, among the 117 cases of sexual violence, 108 were committed by members of the military council.

2. Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann stresses the significance of effective management of tax revenue allocation at the Interim Administrative Central Committee (ILACC)meeting

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann remarked at Meeting No. 26/2023 of the Interim Administrative Central Committee (ILACC) to effectively manage the allocation of tax revenue.

“It will be crucial to be able to improve the administrative processes in controlled areas, therefore, it’s critical to be methodical, enforce laws, and efficiently manage the allocation of tax revenue,” Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann remarked.

Moreover, the Union Prime Minister stated that he appreciates and proud of all PDF comrades fighting on the front lines.

3. Union Minister Dr. Sasa says that the terrorist military’s massacre is a direct violation of the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus and UN Security Council Resolution on Myanmar

The Union Minister of International Cooperation for the National Unity Government, Dr. Sasa, issued a statement condemning the brutal massacre in Sagaing’s Pale Township by the genocidal military council (SAC) and its affiliates.

“This Pale Massacre is another textbook of the brutal genocidal military junta directly violating ASEAN’s five points on Myanmar and the UN Security Council Resolution on Myanmar. The inaction from the ASEAN and the UN Security Council have led to more crimes against humanity,” Union Minister Dr. Sasa stated.

On June 27, 2023, the terrorist military council’s bombing attack using jet fighters in Pale Township of Sagaing Region killed at least 10 innocent civilians, including a monk, and injured many others.

4. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun states at an UN meeting that the increase in opium production is one of the many consequences of Myanmar’s illegal military coup

Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the UN, addressed the following at the Presentation of the 2023 UNODC World Drug Report held on June 26: “The increase in opium production, methamphetamine, heroin supply, and its illicit trafficking are one of the many ramifications of the illegal military coup in Myanmar. The long-term solution, therefore, is clear. It has to be the restoration of democracy and the rule of law in line with the aspirations of the people of Myanmar.”

According to UNODC surveys, in 2022, the area under opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar was 33% greater than in 2021, which reverses the downward trend that started in 2014, and the production of Methamphetamine has also increased significantly in Myanmar.

5. STF-MDY successfully tests Skyhunter fixed-wing & Kamikaze drone

The Special Task Force-Mandalay (STF-MDY) announced on June 30 that the group had successfully tested and produced the Skyhunter fixed-wing & Kamikaze drone.

“We, STF-MDY, would like to inform the public that we have successfully produced and tested the Skyhunter type unmanned fixed-wing & Kamikaze drone on June 27, 2023, to fight the military dictator to the end with technology,” the STF-MDY said.

The STF-MDY said that they are utilising a variety of effective techniques to completely destroy the military dictatorship.

6. With a happiness index of 4.37, Myanmar remains the unhappiest country in Southeast Asia

According to the World Happiness Report 2023, Myanmar ranked 117th out of 137 countries this year and is the least happy nation in Southeast Asia, with a happiness score of 4.37.

Similar to Myanmar, Cambodia also has a score of 4.39, making it the second-least happy country in Southeast Asia.

The World Happiness Report is a publication of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. It contains articles and rankings of national happiness based on respondent ratings of their own lives, which the report also correlates with various quality of life factors.

Singapore has been named the happiest country in Southeast Asia with a 6.59 score, followed by Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines with 6.01, 5.84, 5.76, and 5.52, respectively.

#Credit : Radio NUG


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