Summary of News

1. NUCC calls for enforcement of sanctions by the United States and the United Kingdom on banks and companies assisting the Myanmar junta in jet fuel Procurement

The National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) has urged the United Nations and the United Kingdom to take action against banks and companies supporting the Myanmar military junta in obtaining jet fuel, in alignment with the imposed sanctions on the military junta.

“We sent this statement to both the American Embassy and the British Embassy in Yangon. Our perspective is that the nations that have imposed sanctions on Myanmar are not doing enough, and we have appealed to them to take measures against those who breach these sanctions. Therefore, we submitted this statement to the US and UK,” U Maung Maung from the NUCC stated.

In its statement dated December 16, the NUCC called for enforcement penalties on banks, bunker companies, maritime insurance firms, and shipping agents that are assisting the military junta in procuring jet fuel and dual-use fuel from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and India.

“We need to stop the military regime’s planes from targeting and killing civilians on a daily basis as soon as possible. This is our primary objective. We are making this demand with the intention of preventing all of the planes of the military regime from taking off from the ground,” U Toe Kyaw Hlaing from the NUCC said.

2. Human Rights Ministers attends the Ethnic Affairs Cultural Festival held in Melbourne

Union Minister of Human Rights U Aung Myo Min and Deputy Ministry of Human Rights Khun Baham Htan attended and delivered opening speeches at the Ethnic Affairs Cultural Festival held on December 16 at Malvern Townhall in Melbourne, Australia, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.

During the event, traditional ethnic folk dances from Kachin, Karenni, Chin, and Karen ethnic groups, as well as Burmese traditional dances, songs, comedy performances, chants, Burmese classical music ensembles, and modern music, were presented. The event drew over 500 members of the Myanmar diaspora of different ethnic groups from Sydney and Melbourne.

3. Three Brotherhood Alliance urges prompt defection of the junta armed forces, stating their historical slogan, ‘My Base Must Not Fall Until I Die’ now a thing of the past

The Three Brotherhood Alliance once again urged, in their 52nd day military summary of Operation 1027 on December 17, the members of the military junta’s armed forces to join the people’s embrace as soon as possible, stating that their historical slogan, ‘My Base Must Not Fall Until I Die’ is now a thing of the past in history.

They said, “Over the course of more than 50 days of the operation, it has become evident that the military junta faced challenges in deploying reinforcements to most of the frontline battles. Their forces are right now holding the defense without any reinforcement, harboring concerns about ‘when the Three Brotherhood Alliance will come to take my life?’”

Therefore, the Three Brotherhood Alliance reiterated their call for members of the military junta to swiftly align with the people’s cause and join the people’s embrace as soon as possible if they did not want to lose their lives. The Alliance advised them to make thoughtful decisions, drawing on the wisdom reflected in the proverb, “Wisdom safeguards one’s life and longevity.”

4. Chin National Front (CNF) top officials make a visit to Rih Khaw Dar

The top officials of the Chin National Front (CNF) paid a visit to Rih Khaw Dar, the first town captured in Chin State by the Chin regional allied defense forces.

Deputy Chairman of the CNF and NUG’s Union Minister of Federal Union Affairs, Dr. Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong, along with other key CNF officials, visited Rih Khaw Dar. During the visit, they met with comrades of the CAN/CNF and CDF-Hualngaoram, who played a role in the capture of Rih Khaw Dar. This information was shared by Union Minister Dr. Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong through social media on December 17.

Rih Khaw Dar is on the main trade route to India in northern Chin State and is famous for the heart-shaped Reh Lake.

Union Minister Dr. Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong expressed, “Together with the comrades of the CAN/CNF and the CDF-Hualngaoram, who successfully fought for the liberation of the Chin people’s heart-shaped Reh Lake and the town of Indo-Bruma trade center Rih Khawdar, and along with the CNF leaders, we stepped on the victory ground.”

On November 14, the Chin revolutionary forces successfully seized control of Rih Khaw Dar, a strategically important town on the Myanmar-India border with significant trade importance. The Chin national flag was successfully raised in the captured territory.

5. KNU/KNLA and Karenni Alliance successfully capture firmly established military base Molokyo in KNU’s Brigade 5 territory

On the morning of December 18, the Force for Federal Democracy (FFD) announced that the Karen National Union (KNU)’s Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Karenni Alliance had successfully seized control of the Hteehta/Phehta (Molokyo) base, firmly established in the KNU/KNLA’s Brigade 5 territory. The Molokyo base, located on the border between Karen State and Karenni State, is a substantial fortress that has been firmly established by the military for three decades.

The FFD revealed that, at approximately 1:00 p.m. on December 17, the KNU/KNLA and the Karenni Alliance successfully seized control of the Molokyo base following two offensives, lasting about 20 days. The FFD indicated that the combined forces of Karen and Karenni had to carry out two offensives against the Molokyo base since it was a strong base with robust fortifications of approximately 30 large and small concrete trenches and housed around 120 troops.

The FFD also noted their active involvement in the capture of the Molokyo base, contributing through missile launches and numerous drone attacks. Despite encountering difficulties amid enemy airstrikes with fighter jets, they managed to penetrate the enemy’s defenses.

Information regarding the capture of military equipment and casualties on the side of the military junta has not been published yet.

6. Financial aid extended to internally displaced individuals in Gangaw Township

The Gangaw Township People’s Administration Organization (Gangaw Pa-A-Fa/PAO) announced that they had provided financial aid to internally displaced individuals from Myauk Khin Yan village, Gangaw Township, where military junta troops have been deployed.

On December 17, Gangaw Township People’s Administration Organization (Gangaw Pa-A-Fa/PAO), Gangaw Township People’s Defense Organization (Gangaw Pa-Ka-Fa/PDO), and a local charity organization extended support to the Myauk Khin Yan Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The visit included the provision of rice, financial assistance, and words of encouragement for the IDPs.

7. Bomb attack targets three locations stationed by junta troops in Monywa City, killing two junta troops

The Golden Eagle Force-Monywa reported that they conducted bomb attacks on three locations where junta troops were stationed in Monywa City, Sagaing Region.

On the evening of December 16, in collaboration with allies, the Golden Eagle Force-Monywa targeted junta troops stationed at the Lu Nat Hteik Pan ward office and a high school in Monywa, using hand grenades. Additionally, on December 17, at around 8:00 a.m., they launched an attack on the No. 16 Infantry Battalion near Monywa Golf Club by throwing hand grenades.

The Golden Eagle Force claimed that the attacks resulted in the deaths of two junta troops and injuries to others.

The coordinated efforts involved the Golden Eagle Force-Monywa and the Urban Guerrilla (UG). Additionally, the Golden Eagle Force urged the general public to avoid military junta facilities whenever possible and to actively support the revolution.

8. Junta column abandons injured troops in the Khampat Clash; three additional prisoners of war captured

It has been reported that a military junta’s column, engaged in offensives since December 10 to reclaim Khampat Town in Tamu District, Sagaing Region, was effectively counterattacked by the combined revolutionary forces, capturing three prisoners of war and seizing weapons and ammunition.

On December 16, the Ministry of Defense (MOD) of the National Unity Government (NUG) declared that the combined revolutionary forces effectively fought back against a military column, comprising around 30 troops from Light Infantry Battalion 391 (LIB-391) and Infantry Battalion 228 (IB-118) under the 77th Military Division’s command from Kalay. This column, led by commander Major Aung Sor Thu, has initiated an offensive to reclaim Khampat Town since December 10. In the engagement, approximately 30 junta troops were killed, around 18 others sustained injuries, and two prisoners of war were taken captive. The combined revolutionary forces engaged in the fight included the Sagaing Region Battalions of the People’s Defense Force (PDF), the People’s Defense Organizations (Pa-Ka-Fa/PDOs), the Chin National Defence Force (CNDF), the Rawn Chinland Defense Force (RCDF), the CDF-TZ, the CDF-KKG, the PDF-Zoland, the RKDF, the TCDF, and the EFDF, which are operating under the command of the Military Region 1 (Kalay District).

The revolutionary forces chased and arrested the escaped junta troops and three more prisoners of war were captured on December 17.

“They abandoned their troops, who were severely injured and incapable of self-movement. They only took their weapons and withdrew their commanding officer,” a member of the people’s defense force said.

During the engagements, a total of 17 various weapons were reportedly captured, including twelve MA rifles, one RPG 7, one MG-3 machine gun, one MA-S1, and one MK2.

9. Public Access: Northern Chin State to Kalay Road Open for Three Days

On December 17, the Chinland Defense Force/Civic Defense Militia (CDF/CDM Siyin) issued a public statement announcing the opening of one-way road access from northern Chin State to Kalay, Sagaing Region, for three days—December 18, 19, and 20. However, travel from Kalay to northern Chin State will not be permitted yet.

Due to security concerns, the CDF/CDM Siyin had shut down the Falam-Tedim-Taingen Highway Road, the primary route linking Kalay Town in Sagaing Region to northern Chin State, extending up to the Indian border, since November 27. The prolonged closure of the Highway Road has resulted in numerous vehicles traveling from Chin State to Kalay being stranded, and certain areas in Chin State have experienced shortages of food.

10. Over 250 Myanmar civil society organizations issue an open letter urging the Chinese government to refrain from actions supporting the prolongation of the military dictatorship

On December 17, a collective of 255 Myanmar civil society organizations, both domestic and international, including the General Strike Coordination Body (GCSB), issued an open letter directed at Chinese government leaders and its citizens, urging an immediate halt of actions that may prolong the longevity of the fascist military terrorist group in Myanmar.

The open letter provides information on the actual conditions of Myanmar’s ongoing revolution and communicates the sincere aspirations of the Myanmar people.

The letter mentioned that the terrorist military group, led by Min Aung Hlaing, which is experiencing an existential crisis in all aspects with no public trust or support, is approaching and seeking assistance from China in various attempts to continue their dictatorship. It was also noted that Myanmar people feel very anger that some officials from China have forcibly urged some ethnic revolutionary organizations to get involved in dialogues with Min Aung Hlaing’s military to cease the resistance efforts. This is not acceptable to us at all as we do not believe these negotiations with Min Aung Hlaing’s military would lead to a genuine peace and solution.

Additionally, the letter pointed out the strong resentment among the Myanmar populace regarding certain Chinese officials pressuring some ethnic revolutionary organizations to engage in dialogues with Min Aung Hlaing’s military, thereby halting their resistance efforts. The letter strongly expressed the rejection of such actions, emphasizing the lack of belief that negotiations with Min Aung Hlaing’s military would lead to a sincere peace and resolution.

Furthermore, the letter called on the Chinese government to respect the voices and desires of the Myanmar people who persist in their revolution against the coup orchestrated by the fascist military led by Min Aung Hlaing. It urged an immediate cessation of any actions that might prolong the longevity of the fascist military regime in Myanmar. Additionally, the letter urged China to promptly discontinue any efforts that could incite negative sentiments among the Myanmar people toward China and its leadership. The letter also warned that such actions, if continued, could jeopardize trust and friendly relations and negatively impact the common interests of both nations.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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