Summary of News

1. Union Prime Minister Encourages Revolutionary Forces to Avoid Abusive Behaviour

In his message to the revolutionary forces on September 24, Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann urged the revolutionary forces, who are fighting against the terrorist military that has long abused the public, not to engage in similar behaviour that they themselves disapprove of.

The Ministry of Defence has currently established a complaint mechanism where it receives and handles complaints from the general public as well as revolutionaries.

2. Humanitarian Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye Talks with Officials of French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

According to a press statement from the National Unity Government’s Representative in France, Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Management, had discussions with Ms. Mathilde Teruya, Deputy Director and Head of Southeast Asia in the Asia and Oceania Directorate at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, along with Mr. Michael Li, officer in charge for Myanmar and Cambodia, in Paris, on September 22, 2023. Along with Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye, Daw Nan Su Mon Aung, NUG Representative to France, was also in attendance.

The discussions focused on the delivery of French humanitarian aid to areas in actual need, practical assistance for Myanmar’s Spring Revolution, and other important topics.

The Union Minister conveyed gratitude to the French government for their announcement that France would intervene in the Bambia vs. Myanmar case at the International Court of Justice. President Macron made this announcement during his visit to Bangladesh in a joint statement with Bangladesh.

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye also met with Deputy Director Ms. Mathilde Teruya and the officials of the Crisis and Support Centre on June 7, 2023, to discuss France’s humanitarian aid to those affected by Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar.

3. Union Minister Dr. Sasa Extends Profound Gratitude for U.S. Announcement of $116 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid

On September 23, Dr. Sasa, Union Minister for International Cooperation of the National Unity Government, issued a statement expressing profound gratitude for the U.S. government’s announcement of $116 million in humanitarian aid. U.S. Secretary Mr. Antony J. Blinken issued a press statement on September 21, announcing that the United States will provide over $116 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support vulnerable populations in Burma, Bangladesh, and the region, including more than $74 million to support Rohingya refugees and their host communities.

“This remarkable act of generosity is a beacon of hope for the resilient people of Myanmar who have endured untold suffering under the oppressive and genocidal military dictatorship,” Union Minister Dr. Sasa stated.

The Union Minister expressed deepest gratitude to the United States government and its people for “their boundless compassion, generosity, and unwavering commitment to humanity.”

The United States has consistently demonstrated unwavering support for those affected by the crisis in Myanmar, Bangladesh, and the region. With this additional aid, it has now contributed a total of $2.2 billion since August 2017 when over 740,000 Rohingya fled genocide, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing in Burma’s Rakhine State for safety in Bangladesh.

4. Deputy Human Rights Minister States NUG’s Implementation of “Rohingya Policy”

U Aung Kyaw Moe, Deputy Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government (NUG), announced on September 24 that the NUG has instituted a “Rohingya Policy” and is steadfastly implementing it. He also mentioned that the NUG’s three-pronged approach to addressing Rohingya issues, which includes (1) facilitating the conditions for Rohingya to return to their homeland, (2) establishing justice and accountability, and (3) ensuring equality in both legal frameworks and practical application.

Moreover, the Deputy Minister said that discussions are underway to repeal and replace laws and regulations that target ethnic and religious minorities, including the Citizenship Law 1982, with new laws.

“The public is periodically informed about the needs and shortcomings in the implementation process, and the voices, suggestions, and comments of diverse stakeholders—including experts, professionals, activists, supporters of democracy, and revolutionary comrades—are taken seriously,” the Deputy Minister continued.

5. President Office Spokesperson Attends Documentary Exhibition Featuring PDF Comrades at University of Toronto, Canada

On September 24, U Kyaw Zaw, Spokesperson of the Acting President’s Office, notified his visit to a documentary exhibition featuring the unity and will of PDF comrades who are resisting a military dictatorship in Myanmar through a post on X (formerly Twitter). He also delivered a congratulatory address at the exhibition.

“Honored to speak at the Project Presentation by Canadian photo journalist Bryan Dickie about #Myanmar’s courageous PDFs: ‘Documenting Myanmar’s Revolution-The Sacrifice of a Nation’ at the University of Toronto. Very moving human stories with common objective to fight for freedom,” he wrote.

The documentary exhibition was held under the title “Documenting Myanmar’s Revolution: A Photo Gallery” on September 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. by photojournalist Bryan Dickie, who will talk about his journey documenting the unity and will of the people resisting a military dictatorship in Myanmar. The photo gallery is available online and will be available until the end of September.

6. 192 Junta Armed Forces Members, Including Three Captains, Killed in August 2023 Clashes in KNU/KNLA Brigade 6 (Dooplaya) Territory

During the clashes in August 2023, in the KNU/KNLA Brigade 6 (Dooplaya District) territory, a total of 191 members of armed forces of the junta, including three captains, one corporal and one surveillance police in the rank of senior constable.

According to a statement from the Karen National Union (KNU), from August 1st to August 30th, 2023, in the KNU’s Dooplaya District, which is in the KNU Brigade 6 territory, the two armed wings of the KNU, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO), and revolutionary allies engaged in 70 clashes with the junta’s armed forces, ranging from major engagements to smaller skirmishes.

#Credit : Radio NUG


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