Spring Revolution Local News – Jul 28 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng says that the egoists who thought that they were living on their own, whoever rules the country, are also experiencing high commodity costs

Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng made the following review regarding rising costs for commodities via Facebook on July 28:

“I think that by this point everyone understands the concept of ‘kitchen politics.’ I believe even the egoists who thought that whoever rules the country, they are living on their own, also finally know that their salary and all the money they earn are devalued over time due to the military council.”

The price of food and consumer goods is rising due to the news that the terrorist military junta will print new 20,000 kyat banknotes.

2. Union Minister Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe says that efforts must be made to put a good future in the hands of youth

Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Union Minister for Women, Youths and Children Affairs of the National Unity Government, urged via Facebook on July 27, “Every time I meet young people, I feel more energised. I respect their desire to shape their destiny as well. We must try our best to put a good future in their hands.”

The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Women, Youths and Children Affairs (MOWYCA) is currently offering vocational training and education to women and youth in addition to protecting them.

3. Deputy Foreign Minister visits Texas, meets Rohingya families and Myanmar ethnic people

The Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government in Washington D.C., released a statement on July 28 on Deputy Minister U Moe Kyaw Oo’s visit to Texas.

According to the statement, Deputy Minister U Moe Zaw Oo visited Dallas and Houston in Texas and met with Rohingya families and Myanmar ethnic groups’ leaders on July 20 and 21 respectively.

During the meetings, topics related to the current activities of the National Unity Government, the procedures for implementing the future federal union, the needs of the current revolution, public participation in the revolution, the need for humanitarian assistance, human rights violations, the implementation of justice through international judicial mechanisms, cooperations with diverse ethnic groups and organisations, international relations, and foreign affairs were discussed.

Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for the Ministry of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Management; U Aung Kyaw Moe, Deputy for the Ministry of Human Rights; and U Kyaw Zaw, the spokesperson and advisor to the Acting President’s Office, were also present at the discussions.

At the meetings, public donations to be used for humanitarian assistance in Myanmar were also accepted.

4. Terrorist military arrests and kills student activists of the Butalin Township ABFSU office, including the chair, deputy chair, and secretary

The All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) central office announced that the Budalin Township branch office of the ABFSU was raided by the fascist military this morning and that members of the township student union, including chair, deputy chair and secretary were arrested and killed.

The ABFSU stated that the incident was under investigation and that further information would be provided.

The revolutionary organisations in Budalin Township confirmed the incident but said that the details of the situation were not yet known.

5. In July, 10 IDPs were bitten by snakes and one died

The Kyunhla-Kanbalu Activist Group (Kanbalu District) reported on July 27 that 10 people who were displaced in Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Division, were bitten by snakes, and one of them died as a result.

“In Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Division, 10 people who were displaced were bitten by venomous snakes, and among them, a man over 50 years old died because he did not receive treatment in time,” the report said.

According to the Kyunhla-Kanbalu Activist Group, those 10 who were bitten by venomous snakes were seven males and three females, with three each from Htan Kone and Chat Thin, two from Zee Kone, and one each from Pint Thar and Kanbalu.

One person who died was a 50-year-old man from Chat Thin, and he reportedly passed away despite receiving medical treatment because it was late.

6. American Myanmar community protests for the second day in a row against the junta-backed Thabarwa Meditation Centre monk

For the second day in a row, Burmese residents of the San Francisco Bay Area protested against a Myanmar junta-backed monk, Thabarwa Meditation Centre Sayadaw, who visited the United States, in front of the house where he was staying.

Along with other Burmese from the San Francisco Bay Area, Ma Pencilo, one of the prominent figures of the Spring Revolution who resides in Sacramento—a city that is almost over 100 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area—came to support the protest against the junta-backed monk.

About 50 Burmese people joined the protest in front of a house where Thabarwa Sayadaw was rented in a residential area.

While holding signs denouncing the monk who supported the military dictatorship in Myanmar, Burmese citizens protested in silence for more than two hours, despite the fact that they were not permitted to yell chants.

Eyewitnesses commented that the military junta-backed monk was hiding inside the house and dared not come out of it.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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