Summary of News

1. Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe meets with Australian Senator and MP of the opposition party, Senator of the Australian Greens Party, and civil society organisations

Prof. Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, Union Minister for the NUG’s Ministries of Health and Education, who is on a working visit to Australia, met with Senator Jordan Steele-John, who is the Spokesperson of the Australian Greens Party, on September 4th, with Senator Simon Birmingham, who is the Liberal Party’s Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, on September 6th, and MP Nola Marino, who is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Education, on September 7th, respectively, according to the press release of the Ministry of Health.

During the meetings, the Union Minister talked about the work being carried out by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and had cordial discussions on potential cooperation with Australia.

Moreover, Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe also met with Mr. Marc Purcell, CEO of the Australian Council For International Development (ACFID), a peak body for Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) working in the field of international development and humanitarian action, and his team at the meeting hall of the ACFID office on September 5th to discuss providing the people of Myanmar with more effective humanitarian aid.

Along with Union Minister Prof. Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, Dr. Tun Aung Shwe, NUG’s Representative to Australia, was also present at the meetings.

2. Deputy Human Rights Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe attends the North Korea Human Rights Workshop at the Bush Center
Deputy Human Rights Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe participating the North Korea Human Rights Workshop at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Photo: Aung Kyaw Moe Facebook

On September 16, U Aung Kyaw Moe, the Deputy Minister of the NUG’s Ministry of Human Rights, stated that he attended and spoke at the North Korea Human Rights Workshop held at the former US President George W. Bush Centre, which is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in University Park, Texas, United States.

Also on September 18, he will deliver remarks at the Congressional Briefing: “Escalating Atrocities Against Christians in Burma,” hosted by the Chin Association of Maryland at the U.S. Congress. The US Commissioner for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) will also deliver remarks at the Briefing.

The NUG’s Ministry of Human Rights is actively working to document rights violations, crimes against humanity, and war crimes committed by the junta and its allies and sending the documents to the pertinent international authorities in order to prosecute them in international criminal courts.

3. Deputy Labour Minister warns against involving the military junta, stating that they will be destroyed alongside them

On September 15, U Kyaw Ni, Deputy Minister for the NUG’s Ministry of Labour, stated on social media platform Facebook regarding the military junta’s ordering of migrant workers to remit 25 percent of their salaries back home through its banking system:

“The terrorist military is facing defeat from all sides. On the other hand, the spring revolution of the people is getting victories on all sides. The military group, who have been gradually defeated on the financial front in addition to the military front, is in need of financing for their survival, particularly foreign currency. In order to meet this need, they have been frantically trying to get it over the remittances by the Myanmar migrant workers who are working abroad to their families. It is especially necessary for [oversea employment] agencies not to take any deductions from workers’ wages for their own interests.”

He also emphasised that there is no need to be afraid of the military junta which is deteriorating but should respect and appreciate the people’s revolution that is progressing and succeeding.

He issued a dire warning to those involved with the military junta, saying, “Embracing the terrorist military council may result in your downfall alongside theirs, whereas cooperating in the revolution could lead to being appreciated by the public in the future federal union.”

4. Revolution Shows Clearly Positive Results on All Sides

In a Facebook post made on September 15, Dr. Tun Aung Shwe, the NUG’s representative in Australia, urged collective effort in the fight against the regime, stating, “Clearly, significant positive results have been achieved on all sides when considering the entire revolution. Min Aung Hlaing and his associates are eating each other, aren’t they? Don’t waste your time falling under their psychological influence. Just reflect on what you have done for the revolution in the past two and a half years, and then double your effort.”

At present, there are tens of thousands of PDF soldiers participating in the people’s defensive war. They are undergoing refresher training and being equipped with automatic rifles.

5. Maubin MP asserts that those who abstain from the revolution are equivalent to the military regime that destroyed the country

On September 16, Daw Ei Ei Pyone, Secretary of the CRPH Public Affairs Committee and MP for the Maubin Constituency in the Ayeyarwady Region, claimed in a Facebook post that those who abstain from the revolution are equivalent to the military regime that destroyed the country.

She said, “Following the unjust coup, not even the country’s economy and administration could be successfully built, let alone international relations. Those who pretend not to know all these and do not take part in the revolution must know that they are the same as the military regime that destroys the country. So don’t be a freeloading citizen.”

Right now, Ayeyarwady Region is one of the regions with the least number of armed resistance activities and public strikes against the military dictatorship.

6. Myanmar Community in Italy rallies in support of Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s continued representation at the United Nations

On September 16, the Myanmar Community In Italy announced that a rally will be carried out by the Myanmar community in Italy in support of Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s continued representation of Myanmar at the United Nations in Milan, Italy.

“A rally is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Piazza dei Mercanti, near Duomo di Milano, to show support for Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, who stood with the people during the Spring Revolution and courageously opposed the unjust coup d’état,” said the announcement.

The Myanmar Community In Italy invited Myanmar communities in Italy and those who support Myanmar’s democracy and freedom consistently to attend the rally.

7. Phoenix Squadron of Ye-U People’s Defence Organisation (PDO) launches an attack on junta’s security checkpoint in Depeyin, claims lives of two junta soldiers, and confiscates weapons

On September 16, the Ye-U Township People’s Defence Organisation (PDO/Pa-Ka-Fa) claimed that its Phoenix Squadron launched attack on a military junta’s security checkpoint at the entrance of Depeyin Town.

“Early this morning, the Phoenix Squadron of the Ye-U Township People’s Defence Organisation went to Depeyi and carried out an operation, resulting in the deaths of two junta solders and the confiscation of two rifles of the MA1 type. One of the confiscated rifles fell into the Mu River, and we did not have enough time to retrieve it,” the Ye-U PDO said.

The terrorist military columns frequently advance and conduct raids in Ye-U Township and Depeyin Township, and local defence groups set up ambushes in response.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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