Spring Revolution Local News – Aug 08 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La asserts that the public’s sacrifices can only be fully made up when the victory of the Spring Revolution is fully achieved

Acting President Duwa Lashi La remarked at the 8888 Uprising Commemoration Ceremony held on August 8: “Since the 8888 Uprising until this current Spring Revolution, numerous people have given their lives to eliminate the military dictatorship. We must repay the gratitude of the public who sacrificed their lives during the uprisings with our best. The best way to repay the gratitude of all individuals who sacrificed their lives during people’s democratic revolutions is to make the Spring Revolution a complete success.

Furthermore, the Acting President promised to continuously promote the revolution until victory in the Spring Revolution, which grew out of the 8888 People’s Uprising.

2. Union Prime Minister urges defeating the terrorist military when it is deteriorating from all sides

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann remarked at the “35th Anniversary of the 8888 Democratic Uprising Day Ceremony” held on August 8: “Fighting is being conducted against the fascist terrorist military on various fronts, such as the military front, the financial front, the diplomatic front, the public movement front, and the psychological front. I bow down to the heroic people who have fallen throughout history, and I swear to continue fighting relentlessly against the terrorist military when it is in its deteriorating state until the end to ensure that democracy, human rights, equality, and equal rights can flourish forever on the land of Myanmar.”

The “35th Anniversary of the 8888 Democratic Uprising Day Ceremony” organised on August 8 was attended by Acting President of the National Unity Government (NUG) Duwa Lashi La, Chairman of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann, elected parliamentarians, representatives from ethnic alliance organisations, representatives from various democracy activist organisations who are leading in the revolution, and international guests.

3. NUG commemorates the 8888 People’s Uprising, urging the realisation of a new federal democratic system free from the remnants of the dictatorship

The National Unity Government issued the Commemorative Message to the 35th anniversary of the 8888 People’s Uprising which observed on August 8, calling for realising the goal of eliminating all dictatorships and building a new federal democratic system that is free from the fumes and remnants of the dictatorship.

It was noted in the message that the people of Myanmar, whose revolutionary spirit has been strengthened from generations to generations after experiencing the 8888 People’s Uprising and a series of historic democratic movements, are proving that they are not bowing to the oppressor by boldly and unitedly resisting against the dictatorship with a firm determination to end it by all possible means.

The message urges the entire public to march towards the goal with collaborative efforts to end all dictatorships and to build a new federal democratic system that is free from the fumes and remnants of the dictatorship by participating financially, physically, and mentally on several fronts, including the current financial warfare campaign “Cut out fascist revenue, Build people’s financial power”.

4. CRPH Chairman U Aung Kyi Nyunt asserts that the primary objective of the revolution is not just returning the military to barracks but ensuring freedom and peace without fear throughout the country

U Aung Kyi Nyunt, Chairman of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), remarked at the 8888 Uprising Commemoration Ceremony held on August 8: “The main goal of the Spring Revolution is not only to restore democracy but to build a federal democratic union with genuine peace. The youth and public not only aim to send the military back to barracks but to make the entire country enjoy freedom and peace without fear. In order for those to happen, we must put an end to the military dictators and continue to strive to realise the dreams and hopes of the youth as soon as possible, with the unity of all ethnic organisations.”

U Min Ko Naing, a prominent student leader of the 1988 generation, also sent a video message to the ceremony.

5. Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung is urging for continued upholding of the spirit of the 8888 forward

On August 8, Daw Zin Mar Aung, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government, urged the public via Facebook: “There are many memories to talk about concerning the anniversary of the 8888 [People’s Uprising]. However, if we approach the essence and goal, we cannot forget that the 8888 People’s Democratic Uprising fought to change the system. It was fought to overthrow the one-party dictatorship of the Burma Socialist Programme Party and replace it with a democratic system. This journey, this goal, and these obligations have been passed down from generation to generation by connecting each other. During this Spring Revolution, I would like to urge everyone to continue to carry and promote the spirit of the 8888 until we can sow good foundations for Nation Building/State Building, which is a federal democratic union that will remain connected to the last new generation.”

On today’s August 8, which marks the anniversary of the 8888 People’s Uprising, youths from throughout the country engaged in a variety of anti-military dictatorship movements.

6. Democracy activists in downtown Yangon are organising a movement to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 8888 People’s Uprising, despite the military junta’s strict security measures

The Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) and the Youth for a New Society (YNS) jointly organised an anti-military dictatorship movement on the Sule Pagoda Road pedestrian overpass in downtown Yangon on August 8 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 8888 People’s Uprising.

Similarly, the Yangon People’s Strike organised an anti-military dictatorship red umbrella movement in the downtown Yangon, printing the number “8” on the umbrellas and the words “The flames of the revolution are still burning.” The red umbrella movement was said to have been led by youths, and it was carried out in crowded places.

7. Burning illegal 20,000 kyat notes issued by the junta in protest to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 8888 People’s Uprising

The Letpadaung Anti-Dictatorship Strike Force conducted an anti-dictatorship movement on August 8 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 8888 People’s Uprising.

“On the anniversary of 8/8/1988, which is the date of the struggle for democracy, we honoured the fallen heroes [with an anti-dictatorship movement]. In that movement, we sprinkled red paint on the road and burned 20,000 kyat notes from the military as an encouragement for the public not to use them. It was held this morning, August 8, by the Letpadaung Anti-Dictatorship Strike Force on a public road,” the group said.

The revolutionary forces and the general public have already stated that the coup d’état terrorist regime, as well as the 20,000 kyat notes produced by them, are illegitimate.

8. The U.S. and Norwegian embassies have expressed their unwavering support for Myanmar’s people, who are striving for democracy and human rights on the anniversary of the 8888 Uprising

The U.S. and Norwegian embassies in Yangon issued press statements on the 35th anniversary of the 8888 Uprising, which fell today, August 8, expressing their unwavering support for Myanmar’s people, who are striving for democracy and human rights.

The press statement of the Norwegian Embassy in Yangon reads: “It’s been 35 years since the people of Myanmar staged the historic 8888 uprising to realise the democratic future of the country. To date, people are still striving for the freedom and democracy that they have lost since February 2021. Norway stands by the people of Myanmar for their democratic aspiration and human rights.”

The press statement of the U.S. Embassy in Yangon reads:

“Thirty-five years ago, on August 8, 1988, millions of people in Myanmar demonstrated for an end to years of isolation, lack of democracy, and economic hardship under military rule. Though the military violently cracked down on the protests, now known as the 8888 Movement, those demonstrations continue to inspire calls for democracy in the wake of the February 1, 2021, military coup.

Today we remember the 8888 pro-democracy movement and the Myanmar people’s decades-long struggle for democracy and peace. The United States joins the people of Myanmar in their pursuit of freedom and calls on the regime to respect the democratic aspirations and human rights of all people.”

#Credit : Radio NUG

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