Summary of News

1. CRPH sends the Commemoration Message for the 73rd Karen Martyrs’ Day

The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) sent the Commemoration Message for the 73rd Karen Martyrs’ Day which observed on August 12.

In the message, the CRPH honoured Saw Ba U Gyi and other martyrs of the Karen ethnic group for their efforts and sacrifices for the equality and self-determination of the Karen people, as well as for the liberation of Karen people from oppression throughout history.

The CRPH paid tribute to the Karen people and Karen ethnic leaders for their steadfast stance in fighting against the dictators throughout history, alongside the rest of the Myanmar population, and expressed pride for their participation in the current Spring Revolution, along with other revolutionary organisations, to overthrow the military dictatorship and to build 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 military dictatorship while working for the interests of the people.

2. MoE and MoWYCA will form a joint committee on the protection of children from sexual abuse

On August 11, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Women, Youths and Children’s Affairs of the National Unity Government, held a discussion on the protection of children from sexual abuse.

At the meeting, the two ministries discuss matters including establishment of a joint working committee to organise the issues of child rapists, case management, sexual abuse, and misuse of power in a structured manner, as well as to collaborate with other relevant ministries.

The committee will coordinate collective efforts, such as incorporating child protection into the curriculum based on the child protection policy, training teachers, raising awareness among parents, and conducting on-the-ground prevent protection activities in collaboration with women’s organisations and children’s organisations.

Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Union Minister for Women, Youths and Children’s Affairs, and Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, Union Minister for Education, attended the discussion along with teachers from basic education.

3. Human Rights Minister asserts that justice involves providing equal protection to all victims and taking effective action against perpetrators

On August 12, U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government, stated: “Justice means giving all victims equal protection and taking appropriate action against all perpetrators.”

The Ministry of Human Rights is implementing the restoration of justice and is recording the military’s human rights violations and sending them to international organisations in order to be able to take international action against the military leaders.

“In the 922 days since the military coup attempt, there have been 3,919 people who were murdered. Each of us has a moral responsibility to punish and bring justice for these heinous killings,” U Aung Kyaw Moe, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Human Rights, stated.

4. KNU Chairman Padoh Kwe Htoo Win asserts that efforts must be made until the military junta dissolves and the fate of the military is in the hands of the people

In his speech at the 73rd Karen Martyrs’ Day on August 12, Padoh Kwe Htoo Win, Chairman of the Karen National Union (KNU), said, “The military junta is suffering from pressure on all sides. The entire population is also confronting various difficulties and crises. However, the military junta that is using racial chauvinism continues to carry out violent repression against ethnic groups and the population. They continue to use martial law and deceive the public with various tactics. Collective efforts must be made until the military junta dissolves and returns the fate of the military to the hands of the people, so they can follow the desires of the ethnic groups and the populace.”

Furthermore, Padoh Kwe Htoo Winn also urged operating under a single organisation in order to achieve the goals of the Karen people.

5. The Committee Representing Sagaing Region Hluttaw (CRSH) held a discussion with the Myanma Railway CDMers Union from Sagaing Region

On August 11, the Committee Representing Sagaing Region Hluttaw (CRSH) had a discussion with the Myanma Railway CDMers Union from Sagaing Region.

The CRSH chairman welcomed everyone and spoke about CRSH’s efforts to connect the CDM staff in Sagaing Region so they could receive assistance, and then explained political policies carrying out during the revolution, and plans for future work.

The representatives of the Myanma Railway CDMers Union discussed policy-related issues and potential coordination in aiding the CDM staff in the Sagaing Region with the CRSH after presenting the difficulties and challenges that the CDM staff are facing.

6. Three civilians from Sunthla village were injured by indiscriminate artillery shelling by the junta’s Falam-based Infantry Battalion 268

According to local news sources, at about 8:00 a.m. on August 12, the Falam-based Infantry Battalion 268 fired artillery shells indiscriminately, and some of them landed and exploded in Sunthla village, Falam Township, Chin State. As a result, shrapnel struck three civilians, injuring them non-critically in the head, back, and leg, respectively.

7. The combined forces of Seven Raven Column and KNLA launched an offensive against a military column in Mayangon village, Bilin Township, Mon State, eliminating at least 10 junta soldiers

On August 12, the Seven Ravens Column disclosed an operation against the junta column stationed in Mayangon village: “The Seven Ravens Column, Tabinshwehti Column, and the KNLA combined forces launched an offensive attack against the military council column with about 80 men that raided before stationed in Mayangon village, Bilin Township, Mon State, at 11:45 a.m. The military council retreated with 10 casualties and many wounded after the exchange of fire that lasted until 1:00 p.m.”

To take control of the villages in Bilin, Kyaikto, and Thaton Townships in Mon State, the terrorist military keeps attempting to invade them.

#Credit : Radio NUG


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