Summary of News

1. National Unity Government declares the implementation of public administration in Kawlin

On December 3, the National Unity Government announced the initiation of administrative processes, the restoration of the rule of law and security, as well as the resumption of public and judiciary services in Kawlin, which has been liberated from the control of the military junta.

Kawlin serves as the city hosting district-level governmental administrations, and the National Unity Government has established the District Coordinating Committee for Emergency Administration within Kawlin. The committee, overseen by the Union Prime Minister, is now prioritizing restoring the offices of various ministries. Additionally, efforts are underway to enhance coordination with the people’s administration teams (Pa-Ah-Fa/PAT), reinforcing the management and administration chains at each level.

The security and law enforcement sector in Kawlin is currently managed through a collaborative effort involving the People’s Defense Force (PDF), local People’s Defence Teams (Pa-Ka-Fa/PDT), and People’s Security Teams (Pa-La-Fa/PST). Together, they are jointly responsible for safeguarding the lives and property of the residents in Kawlin by implementing a system referred to as the “three tiers of safety nets,” as mentioned in the statement.

In the public health care service sector, a township health team has been established, comprising 65 healthcare volunteers, including doctors and basic healthcare workers, to deliver emergency healthcare services in secure locations.

Currently, there are about 12,610 displaced people in Kawlin, and the NUG’s Ministry of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Management has been providing them with essential food supplies.

In the education sector, preparations are being made to conduct the BECA examinations for the completion of basic education, and NUG’s Ministry of Education is planning to open online and on-ground schools, aiming to minimize disruptions for students.

In the banking management sector, the NUG’s Interim Central Bank has been systematically managing the cash balance of 952,343 million kyats held by the Myanmar Economic Bank in Kawlin District, as well as a cash balance of 44,518,297 million kyats from private banks, to prevent any potential losses to state-owned funds and the public’s deposits, as outlined in the statement.

For non-CDM civil servants, they will be managed in accordance with the “Interim Non-CDM Staff Management Guidelines” issued by the Central Committee of Interim Implementation of Local Administration, based on the CDM Civil Servants Policy. In addition, the statement announced that civil servants who engaged in CDM within Kawlin as well as other townships have resumed their duties in Kawlin.

2. In Kokang Self-Administered Zone, seven civilians lose their lives in Junta’s attacks with fighter jets and artillery shelling

The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) announced that, due to the junta’s assault utilizing fighter jets and artillery shelling in the Shi Shan and Man Ton areas of the Kokang Self-Administered Zone in northern Shan State, seven civilians lost their lives, and residential structures were demolished.

The statement indicated that on November 30, the military junta outpost stationed on Nan Tian Men mountain launched artillery shelling on Nan Kaw village in the Shi Shan area, resulting in the deaths of two civilians and injuring another. Additionally, the statement mentioned that during the night of that day, a fighter jet carried out an airstrike on Nan Kaw village once more, resulting in the fatality of a resident who was sleeping in his car and the destruction of three houses.

Likewise, in the Ton Shan area of the Kokang Self-Administered Zone, at approximately 3:00 p.m. on November 30, the junta forces launched artillery shelling on Shar Sin Kyaing village, resulting in the deaths of four civilians and leaving two others injured.

The MNDAA specified that the victims ranged in age from 10 to 38 years old, and the injured individuals, aged 10 and 12, all belonged to the Ta’aung ethnic group.

3. Drone attack targets armory of junta’s Loikaw-based No. 54 Light Infantry Battalion

On December 1, the Loikaw PDF and the Falcon Wings collaborated on a drone attack against the armory of the junta’s Loikaw-based No. 54 Light Infantry Battalion, causing explosions inside the armory and leading to its complete destruction by fire. The attack was reportedly carried out based on intelligence received from an insider informant.

“The armory inside the military junta’s Loikaw-based LIB 54 has been erased from the map,” disclosed the Loikaw PDF, along with video footage.

Under Operation 1111, launched on November 11, the revolutionary alliance has successfully secured two-thirds of Loikaw City, as confirmed by the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force (KNDF).

The KNDF encourages the public to contribute, emphasizing the ongoing needs as the fight intensifies.

4. More than 600 civil society organizations reject ASEAN-imposed ‘Inclusive Dialogue’ plan

On December 1, a joint statement from 601 Myanmar civil society organizations, both within the country and abroad, called on ASEAN to halt its “inclusive dialogue” plan, asserting that it undermines the efforts and will of the Myanmar people to eliminate the military dictatorship. The statement further demands that ASEAN take immediate actions to “fulfill the demands of the people of Myanmar, including the establishment of a federal democratic union and holding the illegal military junta and its leader Min Aung Hlaing accountable for committing mass atrocity crimes.”

“ASEAN has failed to hold the military junta accountable for committing crimes against humanity and war crimes, amounting to mass atrocities,” the statement called out.

The statement underscored that following the coup, the military junta has arrested over 25,000 people, killed more than 4,200 people, and burned down at least 76,000 properties. The statement criticized ASEAN for consistently advocating for negotiations while disregarding these dire situations and the immense suffering of the people of Myanmar.

5. Terrorist military incinerates 11 civilians in Monywa

Reportedly, terrorist junta troops incinerated 11 civilians in Kyar Paing village in Monywa Township.

On December 2, a joint force comprising 25 junta troops from Monywa and Pyu Saw Htee militias from Taw Pu village set Kyar Paing village on fire, beginning at 9:00 a.m., without any apparent reason, as per local reports. They locked 11 hostages inside a house, subsequently incinerating them. Additionally, they burned down nearly 100 houses and seized various properties, including tractors, motorcycles, mobile phones, money, and more, before taking them to Taw Pu Village.

Local revolutionary organizations have reported that Pyu Saw Htee militias from Taw Pu village have been engaged in activities such as robbery, murder, and arson in the surrounding villages.

6. Ensuring human rights: Providing care to prisoners of war

The Kalay Township People’s Administration Organization (PAO) declared that they have been offering humane treatment to prisoners of war at the Spring Prison in Kalay Township, adhering to human rights standards.

On December 2, the Kalay Township police force, headed by the township police officer in charge, and PAO conducted medical treatment and awareness-raising sessions for the prisoners of war, as reported in a statement from the NUG’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MOHAI).

7. Anti-military dictatorship campaign conducted in Yangon amid tightened security

Reportedly, in Yangon, where the military junta has intensified security measures and is carrying out a series of inspections, an anti-military dictatorship campaign took place on December 3. During this campaign, a banner bearing the message “1127: The End of Fascist Evil” was displayed.

It is reported that the campaign was carried out collaboratively by the  Kyimyindaing Networks (KMD18) and the Mayangone Democratic Front (MDF).

While guerrilla anti-dictatorship campaigns regain momentum in Yangon, where security has tightened, the military junta is simultaneously suppressing civilians near the locations where these campaigns are being conducted.

For 1036 consecutive days since the coup d’état, people across various regions of Myanmar have been engaging in daily public strike activities against the military dictatorship.

#Credit : Radio NUG


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