Summary of News

1. Acting President congratulates Timor-Leste on the country’s 24th anniversary of the 1999 Independence Referendum

On X (Twitter), Acting President Duwa Lashi La expressed his congratulations on the 24th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s 1999 Independence Referendum: “Congratulations to Timor-Leste on 24th anniversary of the 1999 Referendum. We honor the struggle of Timor-Leste and offer profound thanks for your solidarity with the people of Myanmar.”

Timor-Leste officially recognised and invited the National Unity Government to the swearing-in ceremony of the new government. Moreover, the President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste received courtesy calls from the NUG delegations, including NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Mar Aung, NUG Human Rights Minister U Aung Myo Min, and NUG Representative to the Czech Republic U Linn Thant, respectively.

2. CRPH warns that the terrorist military junta, like untying “a bundle of bamboos”, is purposely fracturing the unity of the ethnic people’s and all revolutionary forces

The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) sent a felicitation letter for the 76th anniversary of Mon Revolution Day, which was observed on August 31, 2023.

In the letter, the CRPH warns to pay special attention to the fact that a group of terrorist military dictators is purposefully fracturing the unity of the ethnic people’s and all revolutionary forces as if untying “a bundle of bamboos,” while it continues to emphasise the importance of unity for the sake of lives, blood, sweat, and strength paid for decades, given the fact that independence was achieved because of unity among diverse ethnic groups.

The CRPH asserts that the emergence of a new Federal Democratic Union is dependent upon the ethnic people and all revolutionary forces; therefore, it is crucial to have persistence, courage, and diligence as well as a broad political vision.

The CRPH expressed its admiration for the Mon people, who are fighting valiantly together with other ethnic people in the current spring revolution to end the military dictatorship. The CRPH also praised the Mon ethnic people’s unceasing marching on the path of revolution that was left unfinished by the late Mon leaders who had given their lives.

The CRPH pays tribute to the Mon revolution’s leaders and all the Mon heroes who fell in the course of overthrowing the military dictatorship.

3. NUG’s Ministry of Defence has received a total of 146 complaints

According to U Maung Maung Swe, Spokesperson and Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the National Unity Government, the Ministry of Defence has received a total of 146 complaints through the ministry’s Complaints Committee.

In an interview with The Irrawaddy, U Maung Maung Swe responded to the question about how many complaints the Complaint Committee of the Ministry of Defence Force recently received:

“There were more than 140 complaints recently. About two weeks ago, there were 146 cases, including those transferred from other ministries. Among these, 10 cases were closed after being resolved. There are 12 cases that have been logged and archived because both the complainants and defendants could no longer be contacted. These 12 cases also included cases where the complainants indicated they wanted to have their complaints dropped; at that point, the cases were logged and archived. There are 17 cases that were transferred to other ministries because they were under their purview.”

The spokesperson also mentioned that most of the complaints came from members of the general public and that there were also complaints between people’s administrative organisations (Pa-Ah-Fa/PAOs) or  people’s defence organisations (Pa-Ka-Fa/PDOs).

4. The military junta conducts airstrikes on an IDP camp in western Demoso, Karenni State, using fighter jets

The military council reportedly used fighter jets to launch strikes at least four times in western Demoso, Karenni State, in the early hours of August 31, according to news sources in the region.

“This morning at 4:15, a fighter jet came and fired three times near a location just 30 feet away from an IDP camp in western Demoso, Karenni State,” the 𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐋𝐚𝐚𝐭-𝐊𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐡 𝐈𝐃𝐏𝐬 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 reported on August 31.

One of the bombs was reportedly found unexploded.

5. Daw Na Column attended and honoured the 76th anniversary of the Mon Revolution Day ceremony

The People’s People Defence Force’s (PDF) Daw Na Column of the National Unity Government announced on August 31 that the column had attended and honoured the 76th anniversary of the Mon Revolution Day ceremony. The announcement reads:

“Today marks the 76th anniversary of the revolution of the Mon ethnic people. We, Daw Na Column, as an allied force, attended and honoured the commemoration ceremony. The MSRF, ABSDF, KNLA, and other alliances also attended and honoured the Mon Revolution Day ceremony.”

Revolutionary allies pledged at the Mon Revolution Day ceremony that they would strive to achieve the right of self-determination, the right to shape their own destiny, equal freedom, and true federal democracy for all ethnic groups.

6. The Arakan Army (AA) provided special combat training to the 60 members of the Student Armed Force

On August 30, the Student Armed Force’s Information and Military Archives Department issued a statement announcing the Special Combat Training completion ceremony, which took place on August 28 at the Student Armed Force’s headquarters.

According to the statement, 60 members took part in the Special Combat Training provided by the AA, with 58 of them successfully completing it.

The ceremony included a parade of the comrades who completed the training, speeches by the SAF and AA representatives, and refreshments for the attendees.

Along with the members of the Student Armed Force, representatives from the various allied revolutionary organisations also attended the ceremony.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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