Summary of News

1. The Union Prime Minister Highlights Stark Differences in Quality and Conviction Between Defence Soldiers and Military Junta Soldiers

Union Prime Minister Mahn Winn Khaing Thann remarked about the people’s defence soldiers on October 7: “The resistance war being waged by our people’s defence soldiers is for the country and its citizens, democracy, human rights, justice, and the establishment of a Federal Union that ensures equality. The stark differences in quality and conviction between our defence soldiers and the terrorist fascist soldiers, who employ weapons to abuse, burn, and kill innocent people, are akin to the sky and ground.”

Furthermore, the Union Prime Minister went on to say that the National Unity Government has been providing necessary training for them to become good people’s defence soldiers.

Currently, there are approximately 300 battalions and columns of the People’s Defence Force (PDF) established under the Ministry of Defence, in addition to the People’s Defence Organisations (PDO/Pa-Ka-Fa) formed in over 250 townships that function as people’s militias, in total, with hundreds of thousands of people’s defence soldiers across the country.

2. Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe Talks with EU Special Envoy for Myanmar Mr. Igor Driesmans

Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, Union Minister for Education and Health of the National Unity Government recently held an online meeting with Mr. Igor Driesmans, the European Union (EU) Special Envoy for Myanmar.

On October 6, Mr. Igor Driesmans posted on X (formerly Twitter) about their discussion with Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe. He highlighted the central focus on the significance of education during their conversation. Mr. Driesmans also expressed his concern over the recent attack by the junta on a school in Joe Taung village, located in the Sagaing Division, which occurred last week.

3. Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun Reveals 3.7 Million Children Out of School in Myanmar Since Illegal Military Coup at UN General Assembly Meeting

Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the UN, delivered a statement during the General Discussion on Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children of the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues) of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly held on October 6.

“Since February 2021, the military junta has been committing serious crimes against the people of Myanmar, including children,” Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun said. He referenced data from the AAPP (Assistance Association for Political Prisoners), saying that during the last two and a half years following the coup, a total of 672 children have been arrested, of whom 287 are still under detention. Moreover, 466 children were among 4,142 people unjustly killed by the military junta.

“Instead of learning in school chairs, some children are forced to secure their lives inside bomb shelters with fear while studying. Since the illegal coup, 3.7 million children remained out of school,” the Ambassador stated.

Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun highlighted the efforts of the National Unity Government (NUG) to safeguard the rights of children in Myanmar despite challenging circumstances. He stated, “Amidst the challenging situations, the National Unity Government has been putting forth utmost efforts to promote and protect the rights of children. The NUG, in collaboration with international and non-governmental organisations (EROs and NGOs), is offering education services both online and offline to children and youth. Furthermore, several schools have been established on the ground in regions including Chin, Karenni (Kayah), Sagaing, Magway, and even within some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.”

4. A Clash Broke Out Between Revolutionary Alliance and the Terrorist Military Troops in Sagaing’s Pale Township

On October 6, a clash erupted between the revolutionary alliance and the vanguard of the terrorist military near Sapar Sae village in Pale Township, Yinmabin District, Sagaing Region. The combined forces of the Burma Liberation Democratic Front (BLDF), the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF), Ye Gaung Guerrilla, and Pale Township People’s Defence Organisation initiated the assault on the military troops using five claymore mines. The two sides engaged in a ten-minute exchange of gunfire, during which the members of the revolutionary alliance managed to withdraw without any harm.

The extent of damage to the military troops is not yet known, but according to reports, due to their indiscriminate firing, artillery shells landed in Sapar Sae village.

5. Revolutionary Alliance Launches Attack on Military Troops and Pyu Saw Htee Militia from Bant Bway Village in Yinmabin Township

On the evening of October 6, according to a local PDF report, the revolutionary alliance launched an attack on the military junta troops stationed in Bant Bway village in Yinmabin Township, as well as the junta-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia from the same village. The extent of damage to the military junta forces is still under investigation, and the members of the revolutionary alliance successfully withdrew without any injuries.

In several villages, the terrorist military junta has installed weapons and established the Pyu Saw Htee militia to carry out acts of terrorism.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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