Spring Revolution Local News – Jul 09 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe says that there are many similarities between what is happening in Myanmar and Ukraine and that the international community should help Myanmar by using methods they used for Ukraine

Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said in his article written in The Diplomat that there are many similarities between what is happening in Myanmar and Ukraine and that the international community should so use similar methods they used to support Ukraine.

“International political and diplomatic pressure as well as appropriate sanctions can be useful with these issues, similar to strategies that have been employed in Ukraine,” Dr. Zaw Wai Soe noted. “Although the circumstances may not be identical, there are many similarities between what is happening in Myanmar and Ukraine. The most important is that both are fighting against a much stronger tyrant for freedom, democracy and liberty,” he continued.

He also mentioned that the junta is facing military resistance from the PDF forces “in almost every state and region in the country”, and that the junta is only capable of stretching its forces “extremely thin” across the country.

2. Union Ministers of the National Unity Government have a community meeting with Myanmar diasporas in North Carolina

On July 8, the Union Ministers of the National Unity Government, Dr. Zaw Wai Soe and U Htin Linn Aung, attended a community meeting with Myanmar diasporas in North Carolina, United States. The two union ministers addressed to the inquiry of the Myanmar diaspora present and have a cordial meeting.

The ministers of the National Unity Government are currently on a work visit to the United States and are having meetings with officials of the United States government as well as Myanmar diasporas in the United States.

3. The “Yoma Calling” fundraising campaign has raised US$200,000 in two weeks and Union Ministers call for the public participation

On July 9, the “Yoma Calling” campaign team announced that the campaign has so far raised US$200,000.

Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said: “We will return home together with Yoma Calling. We will cross the Sittaung Basin together with Yoma Calling. We will pass through Yoma (Range of hills) together with Yoma Calling.”

The “Yoma Calling” fundraising campaign, which will be taking place from June 25 to July 16, aims to raise the required revolutionary funds for the Salmon Operation, which will enable revolutionary fighters from the Yangon, Bago, and Ayeyarwady Regions to return home.

The Salmon Operation aims to gain territorial control of the Bago Yoma and Sittaung River Basin, which are critical to the Spring Revolution’s military strategy.

“We are striving to reach the day when people all over the Union of Myanmar will be happy. That day is the day we will return home. Now, we are on the main road back home,” Union Minister Prof. Win Myat Aye said.

4. Revolutionary forces are invited to attend the community meetings with Union Minister Prof. Win Myat Aye in California

The San Francisco Bay Area Community invited the revolutionary forces to attend the community meetings with Union Minister Prof. Win Myat Aye to be held in Daly City, San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States.

Everyone is welcome to attend the community meeting, which will feature a potluck.

The community meeting will take place on July 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time at Jefferson Union High School, 699 Serramonte Blvd., Daly City.

Prof. Win Myat Aye will also have another two community meetings with Myanmar families: one in Sacramento, the capital of the U.S. state of California, on July 11 and one in Los Angeles, Southern California, on July 14.

5. Four junta troops were killed in the Lailenpi battle that broke out between the CDF-MARA and the junta troops

According to the CDF-MARA, a battle broke out between the CDF-MARA and the military council troops in Lailenpi, Chin State, on the afternoon of July 8. The battle lasted for half an hour, killing four members of the military council and injuring at least five others.

A civilian woman was killed and two houses were destroyed as a result of arbitrary shelling and gunfire by the military council troops after the battle with the CDF-MARA.

6. PDF forces used air bombs and rockets to attack the Kyauk Yit Police Station in Myaung Township, Sagaing District

The Sagaing District PDF Battalion No. 4 (MSPDF) reported an operation carried out against the Kyauk Yit Police Station on July 8.

It stated, “On July 8 at 10:37 a.m., the Sagaing District PDF Battalion No. 4 (MSPDF & MSDF) led a drone attack against the Kyauk Yit Police Station located in Myaung Township, Sagaing District. During the attack, fixed-wing drones were used to fire four air bombs and ten long-range rockets produced by the MSPDF.”

One member of the military council forces was reportedly killed in the attack, while many others were injured.

The CHU PDF and the Meiktila District PDF Battalion No. 3 collaborated with the Sagaing District PDF Battalion No. 4 in the operation.

7. Singapore’s United Overseas Bank (UOB) is closing Myanmar Airway International (MAI)’s bank accounts

Singapore’s United Overseas Bank (UOB) is closing five bank accounts belonging to Myanmar Airway International (MAI), according to the leaked letter of MAI CEO Saravanan Ramasamy addressed to MAI’s business partners, which also attached the June 26 dated email that was exchanged between UOB and MAI.

According to the email, starting July 1, MAI accounts were unable to accept incoming transactions, including cash or cheque deposits, and payment restrictions from and to the MAI accounts will be imposed starting July 21, with all five accounts closing by August 15.

The MAI airline is related to the military council, and other banks used by the MAI are Singapore’s DBS Bank, Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank, and Dubai’s Emirates NDB Bank.

Currently, there are a series of international sanctions against Myanmar military-owned or linked businesses, including businesses owned by their family members.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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