Spring Revolution Local News – Jul 01 (Evening)

Summary of News

1.  The National Unity Government (NUG) ministers will have a community meeting with Burmese diaspora in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Union Ministers of the National Unity Government (NUG) arrived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on July 1 to meet with the Burmese diaspora there, and they were greeted by Burmese revolutionary forces at their arrival.

U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Chairman of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, Union Minister for the NUG Ministries of Education and Health, and U Htin Linn Aung, Union Minister for the NUG Ministry of Communications, Information, and Technology, will attend the meeting.

The Ministers are in the US on a work visit, and while there, they meet with US government officials as well as Burmese diasporas there who support the revolution.

2. U Aung Kyaw Moe is appointed as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Human Rights and has a swearing-in ceremony

The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) announced that U Aung Kyaw Moe was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Human Rights of the National Unity Government on June 30, 2023, and a swearing-in ceremony was held at the committee’s regular work coordination meeting 26/2023 held on the same day at 19:00 via video conferencing.

According to the meeting agenda, U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Chairman of the CRPH, delivered opening remarks, and then U Aung Kyaw Moe, newly appointed Deputy Minister of the NUG Ministry of Human Rights, swore an oath before the committee. Members of the CRPH affairs committees then updated the committee on their work.

The chairman, secretaries, and members of the CRPH, members of the CRPH affairs committees, Deputy Human Rights Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe, and other government members attended the meeting.

U Aung Kyaw Moe, a well-known human rights activist, had been a rights advisor on the ministry’s advisory board for almost two years prior to this appointment.

3. The NUG Defence Minister urges the public to support PDF forces preparing to penetrate into territory that is under the enemy’s control

In the final week of June, Defence Minister U Yee Mon urged the public to support the defence forces that are preparing for operations like the Salmon Operation to penetrate enemy territory.

“Our strategy is to attack the enemy everywhere on a national scale. It is particularly important to be able to penetrate into regions where the enemy still has a stronghold in terms of defence and administration. Please lend a helping hand to the defence forces, who are preparing to penetrate into the enemy’s territory,” Union Minister U Yee Mon said in his handwritten letter.

At present, the National Unity Government’s Ministry of Defence has established a total of 303 battalions of the People’s Defence Force (PDF) and localised people’s defence groups (PaKaHpa’s) in more than 250 townships under its command, with a total of around 100,000 members of the people’s defence.

4. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun says at the UN meeting that the Myanmar military is turning a deaf ear to the demands of the Security Council

Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the UN, addressed the following at the UN General Assembly Plenary Meeting on the Annual Report of the United Nations Security Council held on June 30:

“In the resolution 2669, the Security Council demanded an immediate end to all forms of violence and called for swift implementation of ASEAN 5-Point consensus among others. While we welcome and appreciate the Council’s statements and resolution, we have seen that each and every call of the Security Council has fallen on deaf ears of the military junta which is waging war on its own people. There is no progress on the implementation of ASEAN 5-point consensus.”

The Ambassador went on to say that the military junta has killed 3,728 people to date and that more than 1.5 million people have been displaced due to its aerial, heavy-weapon, and arson attacks on civilian populations, and that the military continues to commit those acts of terrorism targeting civilians with total impunity.

5. Karenni Nationalities People’s Liberation Front (KaLaLaTa/KNPLF) announces that it will join hands with CRPH and NUG in fighting against the junta military

Karenni Nationalities People’s Liberation Front (KaLaLaTa/KNPLF) released a statement on July 1, officially announcing that it was attacking the military group again.

“Our organisation (KaLaLaTa) officially joins the Spring Resistance War that is being waged today all over the country with our own decision. Our organisation wants to work together with all parties, and organisations that want to completely destroy the military group, the military dictatorship, the junta, and the 2008 Constitution. It is now officially time to publicly carry out engagement activities relating to the Spring Revolution, which were previously partially carried out in secret due to some considerations that needed to be taken into account. To be specific, our organisation (KaLaLaTa) is ready to engage closely with the National Unity Government (NUG) and carry out our revolutionary tasks together,” the statement said.

The Karenni Nationalities People’s Liberation Front (KaLaLaTa/KNPLF), which had been a border guard under the military for many years, took part in rebellion against the Myanmar military regime after joining resistance forces in raiding junta outposts such as Taung Hla (BP-16), Mei Ta Nwe (BP-15), and BP-14 in the east of the Thanlwin River, which is a region of the Karenni (Kayah) State, on June 13.

6. The Southern Military Command’s No. 2 Military Region will increase military pace in counter-offensive against the terrorist military council

The No. 2 Military Region of the Southern Military Command, announced on July 1 that it will launch a counter-offensive against the terrorist military council and increase its military pace.

In order to ensure there is no harm to the public, the No. 2 Military Region warned the public to refrain from passing through the road sections of the old highway of Yangon-Mandalay, and the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway in Bago Region, and the road sections of the Yangon-Mottama highway and the Yangon-Hpaan highway in Mon State, during the evening and early morning hours between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., and vehicles travelling during the daytime on those road sections are also urged to roll down their car windows and to cooperate in security inspections.

7. The PDF Game will take part in the 250-million-kyat challenge of Dancing with Ladies

On July 1, the PDF Game announced: “We will build a hospital with the power of our kar kar [clickers]. A hospital named ‘Kainnaya’ will be built in Karenni Region. The PDF Game will participate in the 250 million kyat challenge of Dancing with Ladies to build the hospital. The period is 2 weeks from now.”

The PDF Game is popular among young people, and players can earn certificates for their accomplishments.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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