Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La and Defence Minister U Yee Mon attended the Kachin Martyrs’ Day Ceremony

Acting President Duwa Lashi La, Defence Minister U Yee Mon and other cabinet members of the National Unity Government attended the 48th Kachin Martyrs’ Day Ceremony organised on August 10.

General Gam Shawng, Acting Chairman of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO), delivered an opening speech, saying that some organisations are seeking their own interests and assisting the military, which is about to fall, to regain its strength.

There are still some ethnic resistance organisations that are having peace talks with the military council.

2. CRPH sends the Commemoration Message for the 48th Kachin Martyrs’ Day

The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) sent the Commemoration Message for the 48th Kachin Martyrs’ Day which observed on August 10.

In the message, the CRPH expressed its pride and respect to the Kachin people, who had scarified their lives in the course of fighting against the dictatorship and building a federal system throughout history, their national spirit, and their patriotism. The CRPH also appreciated the Kachin people and Kachin ethnic leaders for their relentless efforts during the current Spring Revolution, fighting together with other revolutionary organisations for peace, justice, self-determination, equal rights, and the building of a federal democratic union.

The CRPH affirmed its commitment, with the collective strength of all revolutionary organisations and forces, to put an end to the evil military dictatorship and build a new federal democratic union with unrelenting perseverance.

3. Union Minister U Tin Tun Naing calls for cutting off the fascist military’s revenue sources for the complete abolition of the military dictatorship

The National Unity Government (NUG) held talks on “Financial Warfare” on August 9, and strike forces, people’s defence forces (Pa-Ka-Fa), people’s administrative bodies (Pa-Ah-Fa), people’s security forces (Pa-La-Fa), and PDF battalions and columns attended.

Union Minister U Tin Tun Naing remarked during the talks:

“The aim of the revolution is to ensure that there is no remnant of military dictatorship and no re-emergence of dictatorship after it has been overthrown. It is necessary to cut off the fascist military’s the funding source and make an effort to fill the public budget. People of all ages and genders can easily take part in the campaign to cut off the revenue source of the fascist military. The entire public must explicitly boycott alcohol, beer, cigarettes, and other products produced by the fascist military, which are the military groups’ source of funding, which then becomes the expense of weapons and ammunition used to kill the public.”

Union Minister U Tin Tun Naing called on the entire public to take part in the finance battle against the fascist military.

The sources of income for the military regime include alcohol, beer, and cigarette products produced by military-owned enterprises, such as Myanmar Beer, Andaman Gold brand alcohol, beer, and soft drinks; Dagon brand alcohol, beer, and soft drinks; Mandalay Beer and Rum; Black Shield Stout; Army Rum; Red Ruby Cigarettes; and Premium Gold Cigarettes.

4. Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng honours and pays tribute to all revolutionary heroes who perished during the Spring Revolution, including those who perished in the Nam San Yang battle

“Today is Kachin Martyrs’ Day, as designated by the KIO/KIA. I honour and pay tribute to all the fallen heroes. I also pay tribute to all the heroes of the Spring Revolution who fell in the Nam San Yang battle in July. I could not express my gratitude to each one individually, but I am sincerely impressed in my heart. I would like to express my gratitude to all the concerned family members,” Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng wrote on Facebook on August 10.

The terrorist military brutally killed the members of the people’s defence forces when they captured them and then dumped their bodies discriminately.

5. NUG holds talks on “Financial Warfare” with strike forces, people’s defence forces, people’s administrative bodies, people’s security forces, and PDF battalions and columns

On August 9, the National Unity Government held talks on “Financial Warfare” with strike forces, people’s defence forces, people’s administrative bodies, people’s security forces, and PDF battalions and columns.

During the talks, Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Union Minister for Women, Youths and Children Affairs of the National Unity Government, said:

“The strike groups are expressing their solidarity with the public and their unwavering revolutionary enthusiasm by marching with unrelenting zeal and staging campaigns and public strikes. At the present time, an important campaign to cut the income of the fascist and build public funds is being conducted. If the fascist military is to be rooted out, it will have to be balanced on all sides.”

The ground strike forces, people’s defence forces (Pa-Ka-Fa), people’s administrative bodies (Pa-Ah-Fa), people’s security forces (Pa-La-Fa), and PDF battalions and columns then discussed about the financial warfare.

U Tin Tun Naing, Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Investment of the National Unity Government, urged the public to explicitly boycott the income sources of the fascist military, such as alcohol, beer, cigarettes, and other products produced by the military-owned enterprises, and to join the campaign as a whole.

U Min Ko Naing, a prominent democratic activist and 88-generation student leader, also said that financial warfare is started with an approach that the public can easily follow, so it should be successful, and urged concentrated efforts on boycotting the eight types of military products.

NUG Union Ministers, Deputy Minister U Min Zeyar Oo, Dr. Tayzar San, U Min Ko Naing, and other relevant representatives also participated in the talks.

6. The military suffered significant losses in the Thamin Ingone village battle in Kyauktaga Township, yet the bodies of the deceased soldiers have not been collected

“In the battle from 4:00 a.m. to noon on August 9 in Thamin Ingone village, more than 30 soldiers were killed, and the bodies have not yet been collected. They were said to have sustained numerous injuries as well, according to the locals,” the Kyauktaga Township people’s defence force (Pa-Ka-Fa) said on August 10.

One PDF comrade was killed during the encounter. Following the encounter, the junta shut down the mobile internet service in the township, leaving only the FTTH network accessible.

The Kyauktaga Township Pa-Ka-Fa also disclosed the weapons and ammunition that were seized during the battle.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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