Summary of News

1. Interim Local Administration Central Committee (ILACC) holds discussions with Committee Representing Yangon Hluttaw (CRYH)

The National Unity Government’s (NUG) Interim Local Administration Central Committee (ILACC) held its 6/2023 meeting with the Committee Representing Yangon Hluttaw (CRYH) virtually on September 28. U Lwin Ko Latt, Vice-Chairman 1 of the ILACC and NUG Union Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, along with U Nai Suwanna, a committee member of the ILACC and NUG Union Minister for Labour, participated in the meeting and delivered opening remarks, respectively.

Following this, a CRYH member clarified the policy process, which was followed by discussions from other CRYH members regarding policy issues, the tax and finance sector, defence matters, and updates on the ground. Relevant ministries provided responses to these discussions.

In attendance at the meeting were NUG Union Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Associate Secretaries, and officials from different ministries who are part of the ILACC committee, as well as members of the CRYH.

2. Efforts Underway to Punish Perpetrators of War Crimes in Unprovoked School Shelling in Wuntho Township

On September 29, U Maung Maung Swe, Deputy Secretary of the NUG Ministry of Defence, stated that “adequate punishment must be imposed against war criminals” responsible for the unprovoked artillery shelling incident at a school within a monastery compound in Wuntho Township.

On September 27, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Light Infantry Battalion No. 102 (LIB #102), stationed in Wuntho Town and operating under the command of the 33rd Infantry Division, carried out an unprovoked artillery shelling using howitzers on Khandi Wuntha Yama monastery in Buta Quarter, Jo Taung Ywama Village, Wuntho Township, Kawlin District, Sagaing Division. This attack resulted in three artillery shells landing inside the monastery, exploding near a school within the monastery compound where children were studying at the time. Due to the indiscriminate firing without distinguishing between civilian and military targets, at least 18 children sustained injuries, with at least 6 of them being seriously injured.

3. Interim Local Administration Central Committee (ILACC) holds discussions with District-level People’s Administrative Bodies

The National Unity Government’s (NUG) Interim Local Administration Central Committee (ILACC) conducted its 8/2023 meeting with district-level people’s administration bodies from regions within the controlled territories through a virtual platform on September 28.

Khun Baham Htan, secretary member of the ILACC and Deputy Minister of Human Rights, participated in the meeting and delivered opening remarks.

Subsequently, the status of implementing the processes decided in the last 7/2023 meeting was reviewed, followed by presentations from representatives of district administration bodies on issues, challenges, and needs encountered on the ground. Officials from relevant ministries then discussed these concerns.

In attendance at the meeting were Deputy Minister Khun Baham Htan, Permanent Secretaries, Associate Secretaries, and officials from different ministries who are part of the ILACC committee, as well as representatives of the district-level administrative bodies.

4. Federal Wings Drone Force and Allies launch Drone Attacks on Junta Troops in Junta-Run Administrative Office and Police Station in Myinmu

On the late evening of September 28, the Federal Wings Drone Force, in collaboration with allied drone forces, employed nine drones to target and bomb a junta-run administrative office and police station in Myinmu Town, where junta troops were stationed. The Federal Wings Drone Force stated that the attacks resulted in direct hits on the intended targets, and they are currently investigating the extent of the damage caused.

The drone forces that participated in this mission included Squadron 3 (Sagaing) of the 1801 Federal Wings Battalion, the Sagaing District People’s Defence Organisation (PDO/Pa-Ka-Fa), the Ghost Team Ranger Myinmu (GTR MMU), the Monywa District drone force, the Student Armed Force (SAF), the Kyaukse District PDF Battalion 1 (Red Dragon), the Kyaukse District drone force, and the Lightning Drone Force.

5. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s younger son, Kim Aris, met with Myanmar nationals residing in Northern Italy

Kim Aris, the younger son of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, met with Myanmar nationals residing in Northern Italy in Parma during the week, as reported by the “Myanmar Community in Italy” organisation.

“Regardless of our location, we cannot overlook the issue in Myanmar. Burmese families living in Northern Italy had the opportunity to meet with Kim Aris, the younger son of Nobel Prize laureate State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in Parma,” they stated.

The “Myanmar Community in Italy” organisation is actively involved in protesting against the military dictatorship and submitting petitions to the Italian government.

6. Burmese Diaspora in the USA stages Protest at the Junta-Controlled Burmese Embassy in Washington, D.C.

On September 28, members of the Burmese diaspora in the USA staged a protest against the Military Attaché at the junta-controlled Burmese Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Members of the Burmese diaspora in the USA frequently organise protests outside the Burmese Embassy in Washington, D.C., where they denounce the atrocities committed by the military junta against the people and call for an end to these actions.

The military junta has killed more than 4,000 people and arrested more than 20,000 others.

7. Freed Political Prisoners Re-Arrested by the Military Junta

According to reports from the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), there have been instances where the military junta has rearrested political prisoners who were previously released.

On the evening of September 25, five former political prisoners, including Ma Khin Su Su Hlaing (aka) Marr Su, who was released on May 3, 2023, from Tharyarwady Prison, along with Ko Maw Chay Min, Ma Ei Shwe Sin, Ma Nilar Sein, and Ko Daywa, gathered at Ma Khin Su Su Hlaing’s home in Dagon Myothit (South) Township, Yangon Region.

Before her release on a pardon in May, Ma Khin Su Su Hlaing had been serving a 3-year prison sentence under Section 505A of the Penal Code in 2021 and was transferred from Insein Prison to Tharyarwady Prison. Since the unjust military coup in February 2021, a total of 24,856 individuals have been apprehended by the junta in connection with its power seizure as of September 28. Among these, 19,284 individuals remain in detention, with 7,389 of them having received prison sentences, as reported by the AAPP.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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