Spring Revolution Local News – Jul 14 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Union Prime Minister Mahn Win Khaing Than says that the Spring Revolution, which opted for military resistance, shouldn’t drag on for too long

In his remarks at the Meeting No. 3/2023 of the National Administration Body-Natural Resources (NAB-NR) held on July 13, Union Prime Minister Mahn Win Khaing Than said that it is encouraging that all relevant ministries are playing their respective roles from all sides in order to achieve the success of the revolution; that the Spring Revolution has also seen significant success; that the Spring Revolution, in which everyone chose armed resistance, shouldn’t drag on for too long; and that it’s crucial to complete tasks that should be done as soon as possible by setting a time limit.

Moreover, the Union Prime Minister went on to say that only when everyone works together diligently in harmony can the dictator be rooted out and the Spring Revolution succeed quickly.

Union Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, and representative members from the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Investment, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, the Permanent Secretary and office team from the Union Prime Minister Office, and the responsible persons from the Secretariat of the National Administration Body-Natural Resources (NAB-NR) also attended the meeting.

2. Canadian Foreign Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Robert Oliphant speaks with NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung

On July 13, the Canadian government officially issued a press release on the meeting between Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant and NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung.

“The Honourable Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met virtually with Zin Mar Aung, representative of the National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar,” the press statement stated.

During the meeting, “Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant reiterated Canada’s condemnation of the Myanmar regime’s 2021 coup, the escalation of armed conflict and violence and the targeting of civilians, which have had far-reaching consequences for humanitarian action, human rights, politics and economics in the region,” the statement said.

Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant emphasised Canada’s ongoing commitment to responding to the Myanmar and Rohingya crises and welcomed NUG’s recent actions, including its support for the efforts of the pro-democracy organisations in Myanmar, to model its vision of an inclusive Myanmar and important commitments made at the UN Human Rights Council to take all the steps needed to protect civilians and ensure compliance with international law.

He also welcomed Resolution 2669 of the UN Security Council and spoke about Canada’s continued efforts to support justice, human rights, and accountability in Myanmar, including through sanctions, which include a prohibition on the export, sale, supply, or shipment of aviation fuel, in close coordination with key international partners.

3. Union Minister U Tin Tun Naing urges the public to help those who are suffering arson attacks in the Anyar (upland) region by thinking of them as their comrades and family members

U Tin Tun Naing, Union Minister of the NUG’s Ministry of Planning, Finance and Investment (NUG-MOPFI), wrote the following on July 13, urging the public to contribute to the End of Dictatorship (EOD) campaign to completely sell out the remaining shares of its second fundraising project, InyaView@6.5 Mile, to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of the terrorist military’s arson attack in the Anyar (upland) region:

“Some villages in the middle portion, some in the back halves, some in the front halves, and some in the whole village were burned down by the terrorist military, particularly in the Anyar region. Today, I saw pictures of people helping and delivering food and shelter to them. They are our head, waist, and limbs. They are our body. They are our family members. The war monsters know very well that they are the primary driving force behind Anyar’s relentless armed resistance war. Therefore, when helping them, we must see them as our own comrades, our family members, and our own limbs rather than feeling too much pity for them or being too compassionate.”

The second project of the EOD (the initiative by the NUG-MOPFI), InyaView@6.5 Mile, a residential property illegally acquired by terrorist leader Min Aung Hlaing and situated at six and a half miles from Yangon, was sold to raise revolutionary funds and saw the sale of 40,000 of its 70,000 shares, generating US$4 million. Now, the remaining 30,000 shares worth US$3 million, at US$100 each, will be sold within 20 days and provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of the terrorist military’s arson attack in Anyar region.

4. Deputy Minister of Electricity and Energy U Maw Htun Aung attends the “We are the seeds—the art of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution” exhibition organised in Germany

According to the press release of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of the National Unity Government on July 13, Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung addressed a speech at the “We are the seeds—the art of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution” exhibition organised in Germany at the invitation of the organiser, the German Solidarity with Myanmar Democracy.

Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung is visiting Germany on behalf of the National Unity Government, and he had meetings with the head of the Department of Southeast Asian Policy at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, German parliamentarians and former ministers, the administrative members of the Hertie School of Governance Berlin, and Myanmar diasporas there.

During the meetings, he discussed the NUG’s efforts to run public services on the ground, such as education, health care, the electricity and energy sector, and judicial and administrative work. He also discussed possible areas of cooperation between the governments of Germany and the National Unity Government, including holding regular policy discussions, collaborating to provide practical humanitarian aid, and supporting Myanmar in its struggle against the military dictatorship and its transition to a progressive, stable democracy.

5. U.S. announces US$61 million in additional humanitarian assistance to displaced Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh

The United States announced on July 13 that more than US$74 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya and affected communities in Burma, Bangladesh, and the region.

“This includes support for Rohingya who remain in Burma, Rohingya refugees sheltering in Bangladesh, their generous Bangladeshi host communities, and other communities affected by the 2021 military coup d’état in Burma and the escalating violence that has followed,” the press release of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on July 13 said.

Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, reaffirms the U.S.’s support for Rohingya during her meetings with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other officials on July 13, saying “the United States is providing more than $74 million in additional funding to support humanitarian response efforts in Burma and Bangladesh. This includes nearly $61 million to support Rohingya internally displaced in Burma as well as Rohingya refugees living here in Bangladesh, and Bangladeshi host community members.”

Deputy Human Rights Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe expressed his thanks to the United States on Twitter, noting, “Thank you United States of America. Your continued support is vital to find a durable durable solution for Rohingya and ending the brutal dictatorship in Myanmar,” while quoting the Tweet of the U.S. Assistance Secretary of States about over $74M in humanitarian assistance for Rohingya and affected communities in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

6. A Chin resistance force attacked the Mindat Town entrance security gate and another security gate of the junta’s Infantry Battalion No. 274, resulting in the deaths of two junta soldiers

The Chinland Defence Force-Mindat (CDF-Mindat) released a battle report on July 14, stating, “On July 13, the Chinland Defence Force (Mindat) launched attacks on the military council soldiers from the Infantry Battalion No. 274 at the Mindat Town entrance gate and another security gate, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 10:47 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., respectively.”

Two military council soldiers were killed and some others were injured in the attacks, and the members of the CDF-Mindat were able to retreat unscathed, according to the CDF-Mindat.

7. A Junta police officer was shot dead in the centre of Wundwin Town, Mandalay Region

Wundwin Township Revolution Force (WTRF) claimed to have shot dead Lieutenant Thein Zaw Moe, the head of the Township Special Branch, in Wundwin Town, Meiktila District, Mandalay Region, on July 13.

The group stated, “The WTRF (Wundwin Township Revolution Force) used two rounds of bullets to shoot Lieutenant Thein Zaw Moe (with two five-pointed stars), the head of the Township Special Branch, in the centre of Wundwin Town, Meiktila District, near Ward 2 Administrative Office and the Traffic Light.”

Lieutenant Thein Zaw Moe was reportedly killed as a result of the gunshot.

The WTRF appealed to the public to watch their steps.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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