Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La reaffirms his commitment to completely overthrow the military junta, together with the Karen ethnic people in order to establish a federal democratic union

Acting President Duwa Lashi La said in his commemorative message to mark the 73rd Karen Martyrs’ Day, “I would like to reaffirm my commitment that, in order to establish a federal democratic union, I shall stand together with the Karen people to defeat the enemy fascist military once and for all while commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Karan Martyrs’ Day, which fell today, August 12, 2023.”

The ethnic resistance organisations (EROs), including KNU and KIA, are collaborating with the National Unity Government both in terms of warfare and political affairs.

2. Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe discloses that the National Unity Government reached agreements with universities in the United States to sign MOUs and LOAs

On August 12, Dr. Zaw Wai Soe revealed when notifying the public the end of his United States trip: “I visited seven universities in the United States and discussed Myanmar education. Our discussions focused on emergency education, and we had reached agreements to sign Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Letters of Agreement (LOAs). We discussed potential cooperation for the future union as well.”

Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe visited the United States on a work trip from May 20, 2023, to July 21, 2023.

The Union Minister also met and discussed with seven non-governmental charity organisations in the United States during his visit.

3. Within more than 900 days after the military coup attempt, the military junta arrested 5,000 Rohingya people

Deputy Human Rights Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe stated on August 13 that 5,000 Rohingya people were arrested by the military council within more than 900 days following the military coup attempt.

“143 Rohingya were arrested in Mon State’s Thanbyuzayat on at around August 11, 2023, by the junta,” Deputy Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe stated.

“Within 900 days of the military coup attempt, there have been 5,000 Rohingya who were arrested by the junta, according to the reports of some civilian society organisations,” he continued.

The Deputy Minister called for international action, saying, “The Rohingya continued to victims while attempting to live with dignity. We urge international a more coordinated action on Rohingya and held the junta accountable.”

The terrorist military junta is committing human rights violations against the Rohingya people and is attempting to force the return of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh.

4. Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung says the revolution’s aim is to provide a more comfortable and convenient future for the country’s population

In August, Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung stated the following while talking about the finance system:

“Having a good finance system will allow properly preparing for the future. One will be able to borrow from the future to invest in education, health care, and business for the sake of either an individual’s or a country’s development. One will be able to prepare for his/her sunset’s years without stress. For example, one will be able to buy accommodation and a car with his salary earned from an honest job. He will be able to enjoy a life free from health-related concerns. We are doing the revolution for these purposes.”

Moreover, the Deputy Minister went on to state that the current banking system and tax system of the military junta often favour the wealthy.

5. Royal Peacock Column and its allied forces are distributing their food to 105 IDP families

On August 13, the Royal Peacock Column disclosed the information on distributing of food to the internally displaced people.

“Today, the Royal Peacock Column and allied forces donated rice, cooking oil, salt, chilies, instant noodle packs, and fish cans from the rations of our comrades to 105 displaced families and gave them encouraging words,” the Royal Peacock Column stated.

“The soldiers of the military council, even if we shop for food, find fault with one or the other reason and arrest us to extort us, so we are afraid. Because of this, it is more difficult for us to acquire food,” an internally displaced woman said.

The Royal Peacock Column is a column that is accelerating warfare operations in Bago Region and is consistently providing medical assistance, natural disaster relief, and food assistance to the public in the controlled territories.

6. Kanbauk Defence Force conducted over 20 operations during two years of its formation

On August 9, the Kanbauk Defence Force (KBDF) released a statement on the second years anniversary of its formation.

The KBDF claimed in its statement that despite the hardships it has had over the last two years, it has managed to maintain itself through public funding and has now arrived at a reasonably strong position in terms of armed forces and manpower.

According to the statement, the KBDF, in collaboration with allied revolutionary forces, assaulted and eliminated military junta troops and their pillar, Dalan, in more than 20 operations. The KBDF lost one of its comrades during the operations.

The KBDF pledged to vigorously fight for the military’s fall under the National Unity Government’s guidance until the formation of a future federal democratic union.

#Credit : Radio NUG


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