Summary of News

1. The President’s Office officially launches a Facebook page for real-time updates on activities

On October 31, the National Unity Government (NUG) announced the launch of the President Office’s Facebook page. The new Facebook page was established with the aim of enhancing communication with the public, streamlining information flow, and providing real-time updates on the activities of the President’s Office.

The National Unity Government urged the public to like and follow the President Office Facebook page to stay updated on developments related to the Spring Revolution and to be informed about the activities of the Acting President Office.

As of now, since its establishment on October 26, 2023, the Facebook page of the President Office has garnered 5.7k page-likes and 6.3k followers.

2. Union Minister of Federal Union Affairs Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong holds discussion with the Committee Representing Sagaing Region Hluttaw (CRSH)

The Union Minister of Federal Union Affairs, Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong, engaged in a video conference meeting with the Committee Representing Sagaing Region Hluttaw (CRSH) on October 30 at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting was attended by CRSH Chairman U Myint Htwe, officials from affairs committees, and parliament members. Representatives from the Ministry of Federal Union Affairs, including the deputy minister, permanent secretaries, and relevant officials, were also present.

During the meeting, Union Minister Dr. Lian Hmung Sakhong presented the ministry’s accomplishments and outlined future plans, while the CRSH Chairman discussed the committee’s activities related to federal affairs. Attendees engaged in discussions and exchanged views before concluding the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

3. NUG Human Rights Minister U Aung Myo Min has a town hall meeting with Rohingya community in Canada

U Aung Myo Min, Union Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government, conducted a town hall meeting with the Rohingya community in Kitchener, Canada, on October 29 during his work visit to Canada. The event was hosted by the Rohingya Center of Canada. Along with Union Minister U Aung Myo Min, in attendance at the event were Deputy Human Rights Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe and Spokesperson of the President Office U Kyaw Zaw.

During the meeting, Mr. Jaivet Ealom, a founder of the Rohingya Center of Canada, extended greetings and delivered opening remarks. Following this, Union Minister U Aung Myo Min provided an overview of the National Unity Government’s Rohingya policy and discussed the current status of the process to amend the 1982 Citizenship Law.

Then, Deputy Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe clarified the National Unity Government’s ongoing process of gathering recommendations concerning the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya refugees. President Office Spokesperson U Kyaw Zaw also emphasized that the President’s Office has been focused on amending laws related to minority ethnic groups, including the Rohingya people, within the government.

Afterward, Union Minister U Aung Myo Min, Deputy Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe, and President Office Spokesperson U Kyaw Zaw visited the exhibition “JASBAA,” showcasing the art of Rohingya refugee resistance at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. JASBAA features paintings, photography, poetry, and embroidery created by Rohingya community members residing in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Canada.

4. Mandalay People’s Defence Force (MDY PDF) captures junta’s military officers in “Taungthaman Operation”

On October 30, 2023, the Mandalay People’s Defence Force (MDY PDF) announced the capture of military officers and Border Guard Force (BGF) officers during the “Taungthaman Operation.”

In the statement, it was revealed that between October 26 and 30, during the “Taungthaman Operation,” a Border Guard Force (BGF) major, one captain, two lieutenants, two sergeants, and two militia members under the military junta were captured along with associated items.

The MDY PDF operates under the direct command of the National Unity Government’s Ministry of Defence and is currently conducting the “Taungthaman Operation” in coordination with the Three Brotherhood Alliance’s “Operation 1027.”

5. Kachin Independence Army (KIA) captures a strategic military outpost on the Myitkyina-Waingmaw road section

According to military news sources, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) successfully seizes control of a strategic military outpost located near Kan Daung Yan village on the Myitkyina-Waingmaw road section in Kachin State.

The Kan Daung Yan outpost, located along the Mandalay-Myitkyina Road, served as a crucial junta support route to Kachin State. It holds strategic significance as a former headquarters for military division commanders during the 2012–2013 Kara Ridge battle in Kachin State.

According to a report from the Kachin News Group, a media outlet based in Kachin State, following the capture of the Kan Daung Yan outpost, special forces from KIA Brigade 1 and its allied forces initiated an attack on the military outpost in Maliyang, a village within Maingmaw Township.

This series of offensives by the KIA come in response to the military junta’s bombing of the Mung Lai Hkyet IDP camp near KIA headquarters in Laiza on October 9, 2023. The Kan Daung Yan outpost is the sixth military outpost captured by the KIA within the two-week period.

6. In Kani, Sagaing, PDF-allied forces ambush a military ship convoy carrying troops; five junta troops are reported dead

Kyauk Lone Gyi PDF (KLG PDF), a coalition of Yin Mar Bin District People’s Defence Force (PDF) Battalions 21, 22, and 23, disclosed on October 30, 2023, that they had ambushed a military ship convoy traveling down the Chindwin River from Homalin to Kani for troop exchange, resulting in the deaths of five junta troops.

The military ship convoy, consisting of seven military ships, reportedly spent the night in Mi Chaung village in Kani Township, Sagaing Region, before resuming its journey on October 30. The PDF-allied forces, which include Yin Mar Bin District PDF Battalions 21, 22, and 23, along with other local defense organizations (Pa-Ka-Fa), launched an ambush on the convoy at 11:00 a.m. near Kin (upper) village in Kani Township. During this attack, a ship driver and two other troops were killed.

The PDF-allied forces conducted another ambush against the military convoy at 1:00 p.m. near Kyaung Hmyaw mountain, resulting in the deaths of two additional troops.

Additionally, the KLG PDF reported coordinating with allied local defense organizations to attack a camp co-stationed by junta troops and Pyu Saw Htee in A Lel Kyun village within Kani Township at 2:00 p.m. on the same day. They utilized a Shar Htoo Waw technology unmanned vehicle to drop three grenades on the camp. The KLG PDF mentioned the possibility of casualties among junta troops and Pyu Saw Htee members but stated that the details were still under investigation.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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