Summary of News

1. NUG’s Deputy Human Rights Minister talks with Ambassador Hameed Opeloyeru, OIC Permanent Observer to the UN, in New York

U Aung Kyaw Moe, the Deputy Minister for Human Rights of the National Unity Government, held discussions with Ambassador Hameed Opeloyeru, the Permanent Observer for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the United Nations.

On December 15, Deputy Minister U Aung Kyaw Moe conveyed, “I had a highly productive meeting with Ambassador Hameed Opeloyeru, the Permanent Observer of the OIC to the UN. We addressed various matters, including how the OIC could contribute to Myanmar’s democratization process, justice for the Rohingya, and sustainable solutions for the Rohingya.”

2. Public Trainings on Civilian Harm Reduction and Enhancing Community Disaster Resilience Provided to 1,659 People

On December 15, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management of the National Unity Government announced the successful completion of public training sessions on civilian harm reduction and the enhancement of community disaster resilience. These trainings were conducted in Sagaing Region, Magway Region, Kachin State, Chin State, and Karenni State, reaching a total of 1,659 participants.

From December 4 to 6, the ministry organized a three-day coach training on civilian harm reduction and enhancing community disaster resilience, involving 60 humanitarian officers operating in Sagaing Region, Magway Region, Kachin State, Chin State, and Karenni State. The training covered topics such as prevention of aviation and artillery threats, scenario training, awareness regarding hazards related to landmines, military weapons, and chemical weapons, first aid practices, “Safety for Humanity” lessons, and psychosocial empowerment programs. 

Following the coach training, humanitarian officers from different townships conducted subsequent sessions for local residents in their respective townships, extending the training to a total of 1,659 people.

3. Federal Net Campaign calls on public participation to restore internet connectivity disrupted by military junta

The Federal Net Campaign, an initiative by the Ministry of Communications, Information, and Technology of the National Unity Government, called on the public on December 15 to join efforts in restoring the internet connectivity shut down by the military junta.

The Federal Net Campaign conveyed, “We envision the emergence of the new Federal Democratic Union that everyone yearns for in the near future. To proudly share our contributions to the revolution when reuniting with friends and reflecting on our roles, let’s actively participate and contribute to the Federal Net fundraising campaign.”

The Ministry of Communications, Information, and Technology initiated the Federal Net Campaign on November 20, with the objective of expanding internet coverage in the controlled territories. The campaign’s initial phase, scheduled until January 15, aims to raise $0.25 million to enhance the federal network in five townships where control is firmly established.

As of December 13, the Federal Net Campaign reported that only 6% of its fundraising target had been achieved by Day 23. Contributions can be made directly to the campaign using NUGPay or through fundraising agents located in various countries.

4. Military junta’s air strikes in Mone, Bago Region, result in civilian deaths and destruction of homes

According to a statement issued by the headquarters of the Karen National Union (KNU) on December 15, the military junta conducted air strikes in Mone, Nyaunglebin District, Bago Region, within the administrative territory of KNU’s Brigade 3, on December 13 and 14, resulting in civilian casualties and the destruction of residences.

As outlined in the statement, at 9:00 a.m. on December 13, a Mi-35 attack helicopter of the military junta fired machine guns at Nalnimate village, causing injuries to four civilians, including a child, and demolishing two houses. Subsequently, at 8:40 a.m. on December 14, a jet fighter from the Taungoo Air Force Base of the military junta launched 12 rockets at Weagyi village, leading to the death of a one-and-a-half-year-old child, severe injuries to two other civilians, and the destruction of four homes, along with 500,000 kyats intended for the village’s religious donation funds.

5. Operation 1027: AA Seizes 142 Military Bases and Police Stations in 45 Days

On December 14, the Arakan Army (AA) disclosed that it had successfully captured a total of 142 military junta’s facilities in Rakhine State, including military bases, police stations, outposts co-occupied by the military and police, and bases of the Border Guard Force (BGF) over 45 days since the initiation of Operation 1027 on October 27.

The captured facilities include one in Sittwe, six in Pauktaw, seven in Kyaukphyu, four in Ramree (Yanbye), four in Myebon, two in Toungup, three in Thandwe, three in Ann, 62 in Maungdaw, six in Buthidaung, four in Rathedaung, three in Ponnagyun, seven in Kyauktaw, three in Mrauk-U, five in Minbya, in Rakhine State, and 17 in Paletwa, Chin State.

6. Military junta troops loot properties valued at 50 million kyat from Nyinmaw Village, Tanintharyi Region

According to a report from the Dawei District Democracy Movement Strike Committee on December 14, military junta forces conducted a raid on Nyinmaw village in Launglon Township, Tanintharyi Region. During the raid, they looted civilian possessions, including gold, money, motorcycles, and mobile phones, amounting to a total value of 50 million kyat.

Approximately 30 houses were targeted during the incident, which took place on December 13. Military junta troops, arriving in five vehicles from Launglon Town, carried out the raid at 11:00 p.m. and retreated to Launglon Town around 12:00 a.m. after looting the properties.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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