Summary of News

1. Union Prime Minister reveals that the One-Year Plan has been successfully implemented to some extent

At the 27th Cabinet Meeting of the National Unity Government held on August 15, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann stated:

“The most encouraging news is that a hilltop military base of the military junta in the Nay Pyi Taw Council territory was able to be captured. It is a satisfying success as part of the “All Ways Towards Nay Pyi Taw” project that our defence minister has notified the public of. Next month, the one-year plan that we developed will have completed one year. Since the beginning of this plan, we have tried to implement it according to the strategies included in the plan. We also have a determination that we will strive to come to a conclusion within this year about how to successfully end the revolution, and we thank all the ministries that have collectively worked hard and implemented it.”

The Union Prime Minister went on to state that, despite the unforeseen difficulties, the one-year plan was able to be implemented somewhat successfully, and he urged the cabinet members to consult and prepare for the plans going forward.

2. Deputy Foreign Minister U Moe Zaw Oo met with Myanmar diaspora families in Sacramento

Deputy Foreign Minister U Moe Zaw Oo had a meeting with Myanmar diaspora families in Sacramento, California, United States, on August 14, where he briefed the work being done by the National Unity Government (NUG) during the current Spring Revolution. This includes the current activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the status of international support and recognitions, prospects at the United Nations for the Myanmar issue, current relations with ASEAN member nations, engagements with the U.S. government and the U.S. Congress, and the mandate on the Burma Act, which was included in the U.S.’s National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (NDAA 2023) to provide assistance for pro-democracy organisations in Myanmar.

Myanmar families who attended the meeting also raised questions, and the deputy minister responded to them.

3. Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung says that the Spring Revolution is a foreshadow of the forthcoming federal democracy

“Our revolution is also a foreshadow of the forthcoming federal democracy. If one is engaging in armed gang violence and extrajudicial activities despite claiming to want human rights and democracy, then it will affect the current revolution, not to mention the future federal system. It is very crucial to build standards, ethics, and a good image for the desired revolutionary results and the new country,” Deputy Minister U Maw Htun Aung wrote on Facebook on August 15.

Meanwhile, U Maw Htun Aung also stated that the image of the armed forces of the spring revolution is full of good traits, including self-sacrifice, dedication to the revolution’s goal, unification with the populace, educated youth, doctors, and engineers.

4. At least 50 junta soldiers were eliminated in clashes in the vicinity of the Nay Pyi Taw Council Territory

According to a statement released by the Northern Thandaung Defence Force (NTDF) on August 15, the Iron Tiger Battalion, comprised of the NTDF and the Southern Shan State Pekon PDF Battalion 1004, engaged in seven clashes on the outskirts of Pyinmana Township in the administrative capital of Nay Pyi Taw between August 10 and August 14. The four-day clashes resulted in the deaths of at least 50 military junta members.

On August 10, 2023, at 6:48 a.m., the Iron Tiger Battalion, which the Northern Thandaung Defence Force (NTDF) and the Southern Shan State Pekon PDF Battalion 1004 allied in order to penetrate Nay Pyi Taw, was able to attack and capture the Boma Thandaung military outpost in Pyinmana township in Northern Thandaung (special region). In the battle to capture the Bo Ma Thandaung military outpost, 10 enemy soldiers, including a military officer, who were inside the outpost were killed, and 9 different types of weapons were seized. Three PDF comrades lost their lives, and three others sustained injuries during the battle.

On the same morning, at 9:40 a.m., the PDF-allied forces also attacked a military vehicle that came to reinforce the outpost on the road between Boma Thandaung village and Waithali village. On the evening, they ambushed a column of the junta’s Light Infantry Battalion No. 606, which was marching to Nan Lwin San village, and they also ambushed another military vehicle that was transporting injured soldiers to Seik Phu Taung village.

On August 11, 2023, according to the statement of the NTDF, there was a clash between the PDF-allied forces and the military column of about 35 soldiers from the military infantry battalion based in Pyinmana between Boma Ahtet village and Boma Taesu village. Following the clash, as reported in the statement, the military launched an aerial attack on Boma Ahtet village.

5. Mobye PDF successfully completed a special refresher training

On August 15, the Mobye People’s Defence Force (MBPDF) disclosed the completion of its second special refresher training, which was conducted from July 22, 2023, to August 12, 2023.

During the training, the PDF soldiers were mainly trained in martial arts and mental strength. The training, it was claimed, was only carried out for 20 days with only 32 PDF soldiers due to certain difficulties.

For the force to be able to conduct more specialised refresher trainings and supplement with the necessary military equipment, the MBPDF requested donors at home and abroad for financial support.

6. The Spring Lottery (NUG Lottery) tickets are available round-the-clock

The Spring Lottery (NUG Lottery) announced that the lottery tickets could be purchased through its Messenger chat box 24 hours a day as well as through international Spring Lottery agents.

Every month, the National Unity Government uses 70% of the revenue from lottery sales to support CDM employees and 30% for prizes.

#Credit : Radio NUG


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