Summary of News

1. Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe warns junta soldiers to surrender and non-CDM employees to enter the legal fold

On August 14, Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe made a warning via Facebook against the junta soldiers and non-CDM employees, urging them to surrender and enter the legal fold.

“The Spring Revolution is knocking on the door of Nay Pyi Taw. The people’s judicial system is coming. The final battle is underway. Surrender, the military council soldiers! Enter the legal fold, non-CDMers! Stand with the people and join the revolution!” – Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe stated.

During the more than two years of the People’s Resistance War, more than 30,000 junta soldiers have been eliminated, and more than 10,000 others have defected from the military and stood with the people.

2. NUG is advancing the revolution through both military and financial warfare

Dr. Ngai Tam Maung stated at the CDF-Kanpetlet fundraising ceremony organised on August 13 that the National Unity Government is advancing the revolution not only by fighting militarily but also financially.

“Since the revolution lasted for more than two years, there have been difficulties, such as financial ones. However, we are not giving up, and our faith in it [the revolution] is not fading. As for the NUG, it is able to implement many things according to the 1-year strategic plan. The NUG is advancing the revolution. Now, there is not only the military battle but also the financial warfare that it is conducting,” Deputy Minister Dr. Ngai Tam Maung said.

In financial warfare, it is for the public to boycott the products produced by the military and its joint ventures in order to cut off the military junta’s sources of income.

3. Children in Myanmar are risking their lives to go to school amidst airstrikes by the military junta

On August 14, Deputy Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe of the National Unity Government’s Ministry of Human Rights stated on X [Twitter] the lives of children in Myanmar amidst the junta’s airstrikes. He posted a picture of a young girl hiding in a bunker with her schoolbag and said, “This is how children in Myanmar are going to school by betting their lives amidst the airstrike by the junta. Imagine this is your child, and would you want to have that anchored trauma to your child? We need the international community to act to end the brutal dictatorship.”

The terrorist junta conducted an aerial attack against Webula (new) town in Chin State on April 10, 2023, killing 9 people, including a CDM school principal and his family members. Moreover, on April 11, 2023, the terrorist junta launched an aerial attack on Pazigyi village in Sagaing’s Kanbalu Township, killing 168 people, the majority of whom were children and women.

4. Residents from Nanza village in Bago’s Kyauktaga Township remain displaced by arson attacks by the military junta

On August 14, Kyauktaga Township people’s defence organisation (Kyauktaga Pa-Ka-Fa) claimed, “The war monster terrorist military council troops burned a total of 103 houses in Nanza village. Residents of the village are still displaced to this day. The terrorist soldiers are deploying in the village, and they had also killed an old man and a mentally ill person [from the village].”

Kyauktaga Pa-Ka-Fa encouraged the people in Kyauktaga Township to help internally displaced people in the township, as well as those from Nanza village.

5. Ministry of Labour’s fundraising campaign for CDM employees, defence forces, and IDP sold 681 tickets within 13 days

Announcing on August 14 that it had already sold 681 raffle tickets in 13 days, the MOL Fundraising Campaign urged further contributors to help it reach its goal before the campaign ended since it was still far from the campaign target of selling 5,000 tickets within one month.

The Ministry of Labour launched a fundraising campaign, namely “Stronger Together for the Spring Victory,” in which it will sell raffle tickets, with the aim of providing 40% of the funds raised to CDM employees under the Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Transport, 30% to people’s defence forces, and the remaining 30% to internally displaced persons. The target amount of the campaign, which is supported by the CRPH OFP Fundraising Program, is 100 million kyats, and the campaign will run for one month from August 1 to 31, 2023.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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