Summary of News

1. Acting President Duwa Lashi La asserts Resistance Forces control 60 percent of Myanmar’s Territory

In an interview with Bloomberg News, Duwa Lashi La, Acting President of the National Unity Government, stated that the resistance forces are in control of about 60 percent of Myanmar’s territory.

“It has been over two years since we started the people’s defense war. Now, cooperation between PDFs and ethnic revolutionary forces are yielding good results,” Acting President Duwa Lashi La stated to Bloomberg. He further added, “We are now even in a position to pose a threat to Naypyidaw.” The Acting President cited a series of attacks by revolutionary forces in September targeting key military junta strongholds within the Naypyidaw Council territory, including the Naypyidaw air force base.

Acting President Duwa Lashi La disclosed that throughout this year, thousands of clashes have taken place between the people’s defence forces and the military junta forces, resulting in the capture of over 100 military junta outposts.

2. Myaing People’s Defence Organization (PDO) Successfully Shoots Down Military Junta’s Reconnaissance Drone

Myaing Township People’s Defence Organisation (PDO/Pa-Ka-Fa) claimed that they had successfully shot down a drone belonging to the military junta forces that was conducting reconnaissance in Myaing Township on September 28. The drone was used by the combined forces of the junta troops and the junta-backed Pyu Saw Htee to conduct reconnaissance for a planned invasion in the western part of Myaing Township.

A skirmish broke out between the Myaing PDO and the junta troops who were searching for the drone that was shot down by the Myaing PDO. This skirmish resulted in casualties among the junta troops, and two members of the Myaing PDO sustained minor injuries due to a mine accident.

On the evening of September 28, the Myaing PDO, in collaboration with the Black Cobra PKU group, initiated a mine attack against a military convoy consisting of 70 vehicles that were transporting weapons and ammunition from the 101st Infantry Division based in Pakokku. Additionally, on the morning of the same day, the Myaing PDO launched a drone attack against a junta’s infantry column heading towards Nyaung Twin (east) village, resulting in the injury of at least 6 junta troops.

The Myaing PDO issued a warning to the residents of Myaing Township, urging them to stay informed about military updates from the revolutionary forces and to be on high alert, as conflict may erupt at any moment due to the presence of military junta troops marching in Myaing Township.

3. Vegetables Distributed to Ensure Food Security for Displaced People

On September 29, the National Unity Government (NUG) Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management announced that to address the ongoing food insecurity among displaced people in Sagaing Region, humanitarian personnel in specific townships distributed vegetables. These vegetables distributed to the displaced people were grown for them by humanitarian personnel in townships within Sagaing Region where interim local people’s administration is established.

The people of Myanmar are enduring various social issues as a result of the atrocities committed by the military junta and are confronted with widespread poverty. The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, along with other ministries, is making diligent efforts to mitigate these issues the people are facing.

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management of the National Unity Government extends its heartfelt appreciation on behalf of the people for the kindness and dedication of the local humanitarian officials who are offering food assistance to those affected by conflicts.

4. Ministry of Labour Initiates Negotiations to Resolve Unpaid Wages Issue for 132 Myanmar Migrant Workers from a Construction Site in Thailand

The National Unity Government (NUG) Ministry of Labour released on September 29 that the ministry had initiated negotiations to solve the issue of 132 Myanmar migrant workers from a construction site in Rayong Province, Thailand.

Reportedly, 132 Myanmar migrant workers employed at a construction site in Rayong Province were not paid their wages on the specified date and were subsequently asked to continue working without payment. Consequently, the migrant workers sought assistance from officials of the Ministry of Labour and its affiliated organisation, the Myanmar Humanitarian Action Centre (MAC) in Thailand.

Officials from the Foreign Employment Management Department of the Ministry of Labour and members of the MHAC aided workers in filing a complaint with the Rayong District Department of Employment, negotiated a resolution between the construction company and the workers, and successfully assisted the workers in reclaiming their unpaid wages totaling 589,000 baht.

5. Displaced people in Depeyin Township are advised to seek safe shelter instead of staying in farm guard huts or under trees during rainfall

According to local reports, since the morning of September 30, tens of thousands of residents in Depeyin Township have been fleeing in the rain and wind due to the advance of approximately 70 junta troops from the Depeyin military base into the villages. The junta troops are divided into groups and are entering the villages.

Local revolutionary forces have urged the displaced people to seek safe shelter, such as monasteries and village schools, rather than remaining in farm guard huts or under trees.

Presently, residents from 14 villages in Depeyin Township are displaced.

6. Burmese Residents in Japan Campaign for UN Credentials in Support of Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s Continued Tenure

Burmese people in Japan conducted the UN Credentials Campaign on September 29 in support of the incumbent Myanmar Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s continued presence at the United Nations. The campaign was held in front of the United Nations University in Tokyo, and they made their request by sending letters directly.

Meanwhile, the public strike groups within Myanmar, such as the “Flying the Flag of Victory, Shwe Yay Kyi,” Strike Column, and the “Shwe Nwe Aye with Unwavering Enthusiasm,” Strike Column, which are based in Sagaing Region, are also organising rallies calling on the UN to retain U Kyaw Moe Tun as Myanmar’s Representative to the UN.

At this critical juncture, Burmese people, both within the country and those residing abroad, are consistently holding demonstrations to support Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s continuation as Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Simultaneously, the military junta is actively trying to replace Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun with their own appointee.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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