Spring Revolution Daily News of January 8, 2022

The government of national unity (NUG)

  • The CRPH announced on Friday that the people of Myanmar were getting angry that there could be no advantage for the country to come out of the meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and junta leader Min Aung Hlaing and that the junta military personnel who have committed terrorist acts must be isolated from society.

  • There was an announcement calling on the Cambodian Prime Minister, President of ASEAN 2022, who would meet the military junta with violent activities and crimes against humanity to seize power, respect the desire and efforts to democracy of the Burmese people.

  • The Ministry of Education-NUG reported to the public on its activities from May to October 2021.

Revolutionary activities

  • In Thayetchaung commune of Taninthayi region, the junta army shot dead 4 people, including 3 children, in the head of Kingshay village.

  • In Loikaw Township in Karenni State, there were battles in neighborhoods, including Mailone. According to testimonies, 3 people were shot dead and many local residents had to flee.

  • On Friday, in Monywa County of Sagaing Region, the Basic Education Students Union staged a protest against any form of dictatorship in Myanmar, stepping over and burning photos of Hun Sen and Min Aung Hlaing.

  • At the Ayadaw-Wetlet border, a contingent of around 40 junta foot soldiers were attacked with mines by local PDFs near the Thamayoe Bridge. Wetlet PDF announced Thursday that 4 junta soldiers, including an officer, had died.

  • In the communes of Kani, Pale, Butalin, Yinmabin, Ayadaw and Pinlebu in the Sagaing region, there was a telecommunications failure. According to local residents, they couldn’t even text.

  • On Friday, a combined rally of Salingyi North and Yinmabin East marched for the fall of the military dictatorship.

  • In Khin-U County, the junta army shot dead an innocent 12-year-old child named Maung Chit Kaung.

  • In a village in Shwebo township, a march against the military dictatorship took place on Friday morning with anti-junta slogans.

  • In a 334-day protest, the Kalays marched against Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who had come to meet with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing on Friday, burning his photo.

  • In Kantbalu township, junta armed forces burned down houses, barns and shops in Kangyi Ashay village. According to residents of the neighborhood, they also arrested more than 20 people, including a 4-year-old child, at 6:40 a.m. Friday.

  • In Kayin state, a mortar shell was fired by the BGF junta (1013) and fell in the village of Balepe at 6:20 p.m. Thursday. According to local sources, U Saw Tun Tin, 54, was shot in the stomach and died instantly on his way home from the farm.

  • In Phakant in Kachin State, there was a march against the military dictatorship, burning photos of Hun Sen.

  • Around 11:55 a.m. on Friday, there were bomb explosions at the revenue office near Pansodan and Kanna roads in downtown Yangon.

  • According to local residents, there were bomb blasts in Mingala Taung Nyunt County around 11:20 a.m. on Friday.

  • At around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, two bikers threw a grenade at the junta army-owned Myawaddy Bank near the Zaycho Clock Tower in Mandalay. According to our information, 2 people, a man withdrawing cash and a member of staff, were slightly injured.

  • Around 12:40 p.m. on Friday, there was a hand mine attack on the traffic police office on 90 Street between 30 and 31 streets in Mandalay. In addition, a bomb exploded in streets 36 and 83-82.

  • At around 7 a.m. on Friday, there was a bomb explosion in front of MIIT in streets 73 and 107/109. The same happened at the Patheingyi County Immigration Office.

Ethnic armed organizations

  • On Friday morning, on the Thai-Myanmar border, the Karenni Army (KA) seized control of the junta’s military camp near Nanpam Creek in Shadaw Township, Karenni State. There were reportedly many victims among the junta soldiers and 4 others were reportedly captured alive. According to KA, a support military helicopter dropped bombs on their forces.

  • According to the KNU, there were 3,152 battles between the junta armed forces and the ALKN / KNDO in the Kawthulay region of Kayin State under KNU control in 2021. According to information gathered, 2,190 soldiers of the junta died and 2,048 others were injured. As for KNLA / KNDO, they lost 42 members and 130 others were injured.

  • The Karenni National Defense Force (KNDF) regiment (14) announced on Friday that the Loikaw-Shadaw road would be closed from January 7 to 13 in Karenni state.

  • According to Taw Oo Karen News, 3 soldiers from the Ka-La-Ya Junta Army junta (604) were attacked with landmines as they went to fetch water in Thandaunggyi Township of the Kayin State Thursday and they died.

  • In Chin State, large numbers of the junta’s armed forces invaded the villages of Kihlun and Lonehlaw west of the Matupi-Hakha road. From 9:15 am Thursday, there were heavy battles with the local CDFs. According to CDF Matupi, the junta army arrested 7 travelers and used them as human shields.

  • In Kachin State, the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has banned gold mining in areas under their control and surrounding areas.

The Military Council

  • On Friday afternoon, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met the head of the junta in the diplomat room of the office of the President of the Military Council.

  • Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing announced that 20,000 MMK would be collected by mobile SIM card for trade tax.

  • The junta leader also announced that 15% of the revenues of Internet service providers would be collected as trade tax. Apparently, this was the highest tax on telephone and internet use.

  • According to the junta newspaper, peace and stability have been restored in the Laykaykaw area of ​​Kayin State and the security forces, in cooperation with the responsible personnel, and they have carried out activities for the people who s ‘had fled to return home. Therefore, those who fled to the neighboring country would return to their country of origin.

  • The military junta announced that it was no longer necessary for the amendments to the Penal Code to be published in English and that it could be done in Myanmar.

  • According to Indian reports, the junta leader’s 9-month-old grandson, suffering from congenital heart disease, had to undergo an operation by two Indian cardiologists.

Summary January 7

  • In protest against the military coup, the general public is avoiding taxes as much as possible, including boycotts against military products. As a result, the military junta gets less income. To overcome this situation, they collected taxes by force. They also announced that taxes would be levied on cell phone use, which is an essential part of the public’s daily life. Such oppression can pose more difficulties to the public. The military junta can assume that only then would the public become its puppet.

  • In the Karenni state, there were fierce battles. On Friday, Karenni forces succeeded in taking control of the junta’s military camp. As for the military junta, it had to resort to air strikes in its attacks.

  • As for Kayin, Sagaing and Chin, they had constant battles against the armed forces of the junta. As some areas of the Sagaing region were under the control of the local PDF, junta soldiers carry out extreme violence in these areas and ruthlessly kill civilians.

  • In Yangon and Mandalay, the revolution was in full swing with bomb explosions in all the cities.