Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister asserts that each ministry within the National Unity Government has a chance to defeat the military junta from a different side

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn urged ministries to undertake their best counterattacks against the military junta during the 28th Cabinet Meeting of the National Unity Government, noting that each ministry has a chance to topple the military junta from a different side.

“Each ministry has a chance to topple the military council from different sides, so I would like to urge everyone to try and do their best counterattacks. Now that, on the financial warfare front, everyone is making all-round efforts to defeat the military junta, and it is quite satisfying. I’ve heard that the strike organisations involved in the public strikes are also actively collaborating. I am particularly grateful to all the revolutionary forces,” the Union Prime Minister remarked.

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy, as well as the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Investment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government, are currently making efforts to cut off the flow of foreign revenue to the military junta.

2. NUG Union Ministers have an online discussion with UN Relief Chief Mr. Martin Griffiths

According to the August 22 statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the National Unity Government, NUG Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Zin Mar Aung and NUG Union Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Dr. Win Myat Aye had an online meeting with Mr. Martin Griffiths, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at UN OCHA, on August 21, 2023.

The meeting focused on the recent visit of the UN Relief Chief to Myanmar and involved a productive exchange of views on how to effectively deliver humanitarian assistance to the areas in need across Myanmar, according to the statement.

The ministers stressed that UN agencies are enabling the junta to manipulate and weaponise humanitarian aid, that the people of Myanmar are fully aware of these deceptive tactics used by the junta repeatedly, and that it is crucial to take into account the junta’s persistent attempts to use humanitarian aid delivery mechanisms to boost their own legitimacy.

The ministers urged the UN agencies to practice, in order to effectively deliver humanitarian aid to those in need, an equal-balanced approach to commutations, engaging not only openly with the military junta but also with EROs, civil society, and other relevant organisations operating on the ground.

3. NUG MOD has distributed over 400 drones nationwide using the people’s revolutionary funds

The Ministry of Defence of the National Unity Government (NUG MOD) released a statement on August 23 announcing that the ministry had distributed over 400 drones to various regions and states from the people’s revolutionary funds.

The statement noted that the delivered drones have already been serving on the frontline battlefields in intelligence, combat, and propaganda dissemination duties.

The Ministry of Defence has informed the general public that the drones supported by the ministry are engaging in operations with the Drone Force members of the People’s Defence Force (PDF) and posing a moral threat to the enemy military.

Within more than two years of the People’s Resistance War, more than 30,000 enemy soldiers were eliminated, and among them also included those eliminated by drone operations.

4. Union Minister U Tin Tun Naing says that people’s strength is crucial to march towards victory as the Spring Revolution is at its peak period

At a Spring Revolution Talk in August, U Tin Tun Naing, Union Minister for the National Unity Government’s Ministry of Planning, Finance and Investment, emphasised the importance of the general public:

“Now is the peak period of the revolution. When we are here, we must notify the general public of what we are doing. At the same time, it is crucial to make the public aware of our needs in a timely manner, to appeal to them, and to march on with their support.”

The National Unity Government announced the start of the People’s Resistance on September 7, 2021, and 2023 was designated as the decisive year for the end of the revolution.

5. Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng says that the military junta is robbing the public’s properties in Myitkyina and Mogaung Townships in Kachin State

Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng claimed on August 23 that the military junta has carried out legal robberies in Myitkyina and Mogaung Townships in Kachin State.

“They are raiding guest houses, hotels, and residential houses, confiscating everything they find,” Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng stated.

According to local residents, in Myitkyina, Kachin State, the military junta conducts house raids, checks on overnight guests, confiscates items, and seals homes if anything suspect is discovered.

6. NUG Human Rights Minister talks with Timor Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice

U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister for the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government, notified his meeting with Mr. Virgílio da Silva Guterres, Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice of Timor-Leste.

Human Right Minister U Aung Myo Min’s meeting with Mr. Virgílio da Silva Guterres, Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice of Timor-Leste

“I had a cordial meeting with Mr. Virgílio da Silva Guterres, Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice of Timor. We discussed cooperation between the two governments that will be beneficial since we have a similar history and share the same perception of human right. He is a good friend who will take a strong stand for human rights for the oppressed people of Myanmar in ASEAN’s procedures,” Union Minister U Aung Myo Min stated.

Union Minister U Aung Myo Min is visiting Timor-Leste on behalf of the National Unity Government and also attended the opening ceremony of the 31st of the Annual Human Rights and People’s Diplomacy Training Programme (DTP) held in Timor-Leste and delivered opening remarks.

7. The NUG Representative Office in Japan will convene a community meeting with Myanmar residents in Japan

The NUG Representative Office in Japan announced on August 22 that the office will hold a community meeting with Myanmar residents in Japan on September 3, 2023 (Sunday).

According to the statement, during the meeting, U Saw Ba Hla Thein and the office team will explain the duties of the representative office and ongoing efforts to address passport issues that many major Myanmar residents are currently facing, as well as social and health issues, and will discuss the current political climate in Myanmar.

The meeting participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and provide suggestions.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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