Spring Revolution Local News – Aug 02 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Union Prime Minister says that strategic cooperation is of utmost importance in order to quickly complete the Spring Revolution

At the 26th Cabinet meeting of the National Unity Government held on August 1, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann emphasised the importance of strategic cooperation in order to quickly finish the Spring Revolution.

“The most important thing to quickly finish this Spring Revolution is strategic cooperation. This is a critical time for us to be able to talk and consult on ways to build trust and cooperate across levels and sectors. There is an urgent need for the leaders of the various ethnic revolutionary resistance organisations to collaborate on the next steps according to the Federal Democratic Charter. Moreover, coordination and consultation among the ground forces operating in the administration, defence, and security sectors are also essential,” Union Prime Minister remarked in his speech.

The National Unity Government’s FSCC and ARC, which were established to foster cooperation between the federal government and federal states/units and ethnic alliance organisations, respectively, have held discussions with the Karenni State Consultative Council (KSCC) and the Karenni State Interim Executive Council (IEC).

2. Union Minister Dr. Sasa calls for international action against military regime’s genocide and human rights violations

On August 1, Union Minister Dr. Sasa urged the international community to take action against the atrocities committed by the military regime, which included genocides and human rights violations.

“It is crucial to take action against the human rights violations and atrocities committed by the genocidal military regime. Justice must be served for the loss of countless innocent lives, and the international community must stand soldierly together in demanding accountability and an end to human rights violations in Myanmar,” Union Minister Dr. Sasa stated.

The Union Minister also went on to emphasise that the unconditional and immediate release of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint, and tens of thousands of political prisoners detained by the genocidal terrorist military is crucial.

3. French government urges junta to release arbitrarily detained individuals

On August 2, the French Embassy in Myanmar circulated the statement of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs on the junta’s announcement of partial pardons granted to State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.

The French government reiterated in its statement its call for the release of all those arbitrarily detained in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2669.

“The continued detention of nearly 20,000 political prisoners does not allow for a sincere and free expression of the will of the Burmese people, nor for a good-faith political process involving all stakeholders, in application of the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus, which France reiterates its support for,” the statement noted.

The French government also emphasised that the National Unity Government, leaders of the National Leagues for Democracy, including State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, and ethnic organisations must be included in the political processes such as implementation of the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus.

4. Deputy Foreign Minister U Moe Zaw Oo visits Iowa, USA, for Myanmar community meetings

According to the press release of the Office of the National Unity Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C., Deputy Ministry U Moe Zaw Oo and his team visited Des Moines and Marshall in Iowa on July 29 and 30, respectively, to have meetings and briefings with Myanmar communities.

The work being done by the National Unity Government and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, transitional measures such as the drafting of a constitution with regard to the creation of the Federal Democratic Union, requirements of the current revolution, and how to effectively implement the Burma Act were all covered by the Deputy Minister during the meetings.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister responded to the audience’s questions, and discussed the requirements for the success of the Spring Revolution. After that, the Deputy Minister visited the temples of the Chin ethnic group and had a discussion with them.

5. Asho Chin Defence Force (ACDF), Myaylatt Bamar Defence Force (MBDF), and Garuda People Defence Force (GPDF) form alliances

The Asho Chin Defence Force (ACDF), the Myaylatt Bamar Defence Force (MBDF), and the Garuda People Defence Force (GPDF) announced in a statement dated August 1, 2023, that they had formed an alliance and would work together until the elimination of the dictatorship.

Three organisations, as stated in the statement, envision a new union based on a federal system that guarantees the rights to create one’s own destiny and self-determination.

They will develop an organised command and control system for military operations, the statement claims, and cooperate with other revolutionary organisations in fighting against the military dictatorship.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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