Summary of News

1. Acting President Emphasizes the Need to Implement Fundamental Federal Democratic Principles Agreed Upon by Resistance Organizations, Not Just on Paper

On October 8, in a Facebook post, Acting President Duwa Lashi La stressed the importance of implementing the agreed-upon federal democratic principles, stating, “We must strive to our utmost to put into practice the fundamental federal democratic principles agreed upon by the resistance organizations, ensuring they do not remain only on paper.”

At present, the National Unity Government is following the Federal Democracy Charter and actively engaging in military and political cooperation with ethnic resistance organizations.

2. Planning and Finance Minister Emphasizes the Necessity to Dismantle Both Surface and Basic Infrastructure of Military Dictatorship to Eradicate It

On October 8, Union Minister for Planning, Finance, and Investment of the National Unity Government, U Tin Tun Naing, emphasized the importance of dismantling not only the surface infrastructure but also the basic infrastructure in the effort to eradicate the military dictatorship. In a Facebook post, he stated, “If the military dictatorship is a chronic disease afflicting this country, we must not overlook the fundamental infrastructure that is breeding military dictator elites and serves as the root cause of the disease.”

The Union Minister further pointed out that the military dictators, having figured out from their experiences in 1988 that they couldn’t fully control civilian engineers and doctors, have since established their own military institutes of technology and medicine with ambitious aims. Therefore, in the pursuit of eradicating the military dictatorship, it becomes crucial to dismantle not only their surface infrastructure but also their foundational infrastructure to prevent their resurgence.

The Union Minister disclosed that, as part of this strategic approach, the land where the junta’s Defence Services Technological Academy (DSTA) situated has been chosen as the initial phase of the Sping Pyin Oo Lwin Investment Project.

The Spring Pyi Oo Lwin Investment Project sales were initiated on October 7, and it generated $2.3 million on the first day of the project’s launch.

3. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) Conducts Meeting with Township Natural Resources Administration Bodies

The National Unity Government’s (NUG) Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) organized an online meeting with its township natural resources administration bodies on October 8, 2023.

During the meeting, Union Minister Dr. Tu Hkawng and Deputy Minister Khun Saw Hpu delivered opening speeches. Updates on the work in the respective sectors were presented, and the meeting included district and township representatives from 26 townships spanning 10 districts.

Members of district and township natural resource administrative bodies sought necessary information and brought up the challenges they were encountering. The Union Minister and relevant officers provided responses and collaborated to find solutions.

4. “The Way” Musical Film Premieres in Melbourne; Deputy Minister of Human Rights Delivers Remarks

The screening of “The Way,” a musical film directed by singer Lynn Lynn, took place in Melbourne, Australia, on October 8. Khun Baham Htan, Deputy Minister of Human Rights of the National Unity Government, was present and addressed the audience.

“I greatly admire the artists who actively participate in the revolution alongside the general public, supporting it through their art. It is very encouraging. These artists are not only those who receive support from the public but also those who are beloved and admired by the public,” Deputy Minister Khun Baham Htan expressed.

He further emphasized that the revolution’s successful transition from a defensive to an offensive stance in its three-year journey was made possible due to the harmonious collaboration between the public both at home and abroad. Furthermore, he urged people, both within the country and abroad, to persist in their support for the revolution until the military dictatorship is ultimately overthrown.

5. Federal Springs Housing Investment Project Generates Over $2.3 Million on First Day of Launch

The Federal Springs, the initial phase of the Spring Pyin Oo Lwin Housing Investment Project which is the most recent project of the End of Dictatorship (EOD), generated over $2.3 million on its first day of launch on October 7.

“Seeing the people’s participation in purchasing $2.3 million worth on the first day of the project, it serves as the strongest evidence that we are all persistently marching toward our goal with unwavering determination,” the project official said.

The National Unity Government has also stated that, despite not being able to participate in the revolution procedure from the frontlines, people can serve the duty of a good citizen by contributing to the fundraising part.

Union Minister for Planning, Finance, and Investment, U Tin Tun Naing, has also encouraged those who can afford it to invest in the Federal Springs housing project, as the funds generated from the project will be used to cover the needs of the revolution.

The Federal Springs project, designed to benefit the public and contribute to the revolution while expanding the natural values of Pyin Oo Lwin, is advancing at a rapid pace.

6. Spring Tea Ceremony in the United States Raises Over $15,000 in October for Revolutionary Funds through Food Sales and Donations

The Myanmar community in the San Francisco Bay Area organizes the monthly Spring Tea Ceremony, where they prepare and sell a range of Burmese cuisine to raise funds in support of the Spring Revolution. This October, they announced that they had collected a total of $15,405.

The Spring Tea Ceremony extended its heartfelt gratitude to individuals who contributed by providing their culinary dishes for sale at the event, those who made monetary donations, those who provided plants for sale, those who offered farm-fresh fruits for sale, and all those who supported the effort by making purchases at the event.

The Spring Tea Ceremony is held on the first Sunday of every month in four cities within the San Francisco Bay Area, where a significant Myanmar ethnic community resides. The funds raised each month are directly donated to various resistance organizations operating in both ethnic regions and central Myanmar. Typically, donations are distributed to approximately 20 to 30 different organizations on a monthly basic.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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