“The time has come to unitedly overthrow the dictatorship by reassembling the people and armed groups. The public doesn’t want the situation in which the future generations continue to suffer.” Saw Al Hu

An interview with the spokesperson of the Emergency IDP Helping Committee. January 19th, 2022 Following the junta’s offensives in Lay Kay Kaw area, thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have emerged in just a few hours.

“The military will not achieve success whenever the election is held without the public’s agreement. The most important point is that without the withdrawal from politics, what the military does will be inconsistent with the public’s desires.” U Sai Leik, General Secretary of the SNLD

An interview with the General Secretary of the SNLD. January 18th, 2022 The MNA interviewed U Sai Leik, General Secretary of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) about the current political landscape and the military council’s preparations for the election.

“All the people think that those who speak Karen language are Karen soldiers. In fact, there are many people who don’t thoroughly understand whether those who speak Karen language are working for Karen people or for the enemy.” Col Saw Htoo Ka Shaw, the tactical commander of the KNU’s Brigade-5

An interview with Col Saw Htoo Ka Shaw, the tactical commander of the KNU’s Brigade-5. January 13rd, 2022 On January 12nd, the Brigade-5 of the Karen National Union (KNU) issued a statement, calling on the military-backed-Border Guard Force (BGF) to stop cooperation with the members of the military council as a final warning.

“The NCA is similar to a palsied patient. It can not move at all. But it is still alive. There is no hope.” Padoh Saw Tar Ni, head of the KNU’s foreign affairs department

An interview with Padoh Saw Tar Ni, head of the KNU’s foreign affairs department. January 8th, 2022. The government signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with 10 Ethnic Armed Organizations (NCA) to solve armed conflicts through political dialogues. But, some processes included in the NCA have stalled as fighting is taking place between the military […]

“I have joined this revolution after quitting the media field as I have a burning desire to revolutionize the military council.” Salai Ebenezer (CNF)

A journalist who joined the armed resistance against the military coup December 28th, 2021 Since the beginning of the Spring Revolution after the 1st Feb coup in Myanmar, the junta troops have been carrying out the shootings, killings, arrests and imprisonment of anti-coup protestors. Many journalists who covered the Spring Revolution are arrested and jailed.

“For a ceasefire, we need the government elected by the public to hold a political dialogue. In practice, it is not in a position to hold a political dialogue with the Tatmadaw.” Pado Saw Kwal Htoo Win, Vice-Chair of the KNU

An interview with Pado Saw Kwal Htoo Win, Vice-Chair of the KNU. December 26th, 2021 Fighting has been taking place between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the junta troops since December 15th after the junta troops arrested some MPs and CDM staff who are taking shelter in Lay Kay Kaw, a new town built […]

“Fighting has resumed even with some groups which have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA). The durability of ceasefire is uneasy due to such verbal agreement” U Pe Than, Ex-Lower House MP

An interview with U Pe Than, ex-Lower House MP from Myebon Township. December 15th, 2021 On December 10th, the Arakan Army (AA) issued a statement that there are military tensions as the military council’s troops are carrying out military activities by going from one village to another in Arakan State for territorial influence and the […]

“This treasury bond is not for the NUG alone. It is for all the people who are working for revolution. It is also for the KIO. We aim to allocate and use these funds for all.” Dr. Tu Hkawng, the NUG’s Union Minister

An interview with the NUG’s Union Minister. December 9th, 2021 The National Unity Government (NUG) announced on December 7th that it would soon sell its special treasury bonds to the public in Myanmar through the banking system of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). The KNG asked the NUG’s Ministre for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation […]

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