Summary of News

1. Union Prime Minister advises using public funds efficiently and effectively in sectors that contribute to the success of revolution

At the Interim Local Administration Central Committee (ILACC) meeting no. 21/2023, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann stated the significance of allocating and using public funds raised amid financial constraints and difficulties during the revolution to be efficient and effective in sectors that will contribute to the success of the revolution.

2. Rohingyas, who remain in Rakhine State, are daily subjected to severe human rights violations by the military council in various forms

U Aung Kyaw Moe, Deputy Minister of Human Rights for the National Unity Government, stated via social media network on August 11 about the severe human rights violations that Rohingyas, who remain in Rakhine State, are daily subjected to.

“Extremely sad to hear that a boat carrying 55 Rohingya capsized near Sittwe and 15 Rohingya died as a result on 7th August 2023. Rohingyas, who remain in Rakhine State, are being subjected to serious human rights violations by the military council in various ways on a daily basis. They were often faced with such unfortunate events while attempting to leave the open-air prison in Rakhine State. We will continue to work to ensure that Rohingya people receive justice, equal rights, and peaceful coexistence,” Deputy Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe stated.

The National Unity Government is working on repealing, amending, and promulgating laws to resolve the conflict in Rakhine State.

3. In Sagaing, junta’s air strike kills three, including an 8-month-old child, and wounds 15 others

According to the Wetlet Information Network, at 4:15 a.m. on August 11, the junta carried out an unprovoked airstrike on Talai village in the northern part of Sagaing Township, where civilians are residing.

According to initial reports, 3 people, including an 8-month-old child, were killed and about 15 others wounded when the military bombed Kan Oo monastery in Talai village, Sagaing Region, by using a jet fighter in the early hours of August 11. Among the dead reportedly include an 8-month-old child, the child’s 23-year-old mother, a woman in her mid-sixties, and cows.

4. PDF forces launched an attack against the junta’s Nyaung Pin Thar village Police Station in Phyu Township, resulting in the deaths of two and injuries to four others

According to the press release of the Military Headquarters of the People’s Defence Force (PDF), at 12:00 p.m. on August 9, the Arlarwaka column of Company 3 of the PDF Yoma Region Battalion 1 joined forces with the Phyu Township people’s defence organisation (Pa-Ka-Fa) to carry out an attack against the Nyaung Pin Thar village Police Station in Phyu Township.

Two SAC policemen were reportedly killed, and four others were wounded during the attack, while the members of the people’s defence forces were able to withdraw unharmed.

5. In Kanbalu Township, a junta column struck on mines, injuring three junta soldiers

According to the Kyunhla-Kanbalu Activists Group, at 8 in the morning of August 10, a military council column of around 30 men that came out of Chat Thin village, Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Region, struck on mines planted by local people’s defence forces.

The junta column that came out of Chat Thin village attempted to enter Kan Gyi village, located to the north of Chat Thin village, and struck on mines; three were wounded as a result.

There was a brief exchange of fire between the junta column attempting to enter Kan Gyi village and the local people’s defence forces before the junta column retreated in the direction of Chat Thin village.

6. In late July, fighting in Tamu Township, Sagaing, resulted in over 9,000 people being displaced and homes being destroyed

“Ongoing armed conflict and extreme weather are continuing to drive displacement and humanitarian needs across Myanmar, especially in the Northwest, Southeast, Kachin, and Rakhine,” the UN OCHA stated in its weekly regional humanitarian report for August 1–7, 2023.

According to the report, about 500 villagers from Bhamo, Kachin State, have been forced to be displaced by the heavy deployment of the military council’s forces to the area since August 3.

In Sagaing, more than 9,000 people were displaced and homes were destroyed in Tamu township due to the intense fighting that started in late July.

In northern Shan State and Tanintharyi Region, during the first week of August, a child was killed and four other civilians, including two children, were injured due to the artillery shelling and landmines, the report stated.

According to the latest figure from the United Nations, as of July 31, 2023, the number of displaced people in Myanmar has reached more than 1.9 million, of which 1.6 million were displaced by conflict and insecurity following the military coup on February 1, 2021.

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