Daily Local News (Spring Revolution) – Nov 29 (Morning)

Daily Local News (Spring Revolution) – Nov 29 (Morning)


1. The State Counsellor revealed that the helicopter case was a deliberate accusation

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor, stated that the allegation of corruption by the military group in purchasing and leasing helicopters for use in natural disasters is a deliberate and baseless allegation. According to sources close to the court, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was arrested after the coup, testified at the trial on November 28. In the trial, the State Counsellor was examined for the remaining four cases out of the five cases alleged in the helicopter case.

In previous court hearings, the State Counsellor and President U Win Myint both testified that their government only instructed to follow the procedure on the helicopter purchase and lease cases presented in the office letters. According to people close to the court, in previous accused cases, the State Counsellor and President did not submit witnesses to testify on their behalf, but in this case, five witnesses have been submitted, and the trial will begin on November 29. The hiring of helicopters for natural disaster cases and the purchase of a state-owned helicopter were done by the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi-led government before the military coup. After the military seized power violently, the case was filed as a corruption case by the Anti-Corruption Commission under the military council.


2. The military council threatened the game players with legal action

After the coup, many educated young people joined the revolution, including IT technicians and computer professionals. The threat news about legal action against those who play The PDF Game developed by young people was announced by MRTV, a subsidiary of the military council. The announcement stated that the use and playing of PDF game applications created with the intent of creating a misunderstanding of the military and having revolutionary tendencies may result in prosecution.

Since its release, the PDF Game has gained popularity among revolutionary youth both abroad and at home. For beginners, users can play the PDF Game for free, and there are two types namely free and paid versions. In the free version, you can get the bullets after watching the advertisement, and in the paid version, you have to pay money to play. According to the creators of the PDF Game, the revenue from the game is donated to the ground revolutionary forces every month, and 700 lakhs has already been sent for November.


3. The military council is laying landmines in Khin-U city

People Defense Forces have warned the public to be careful as the military council troop has placed landmines on public roads in Khin U township, Sagaing region. “On November 27, the military council laid landmines near the Shwepyithar village, north of Shwebo training school (8) in Khin U township, and a cow was killed by the land mine,” according to the Khin U township News Agency. “Landmines are found around the villages where the public lives. We would like to warn villagers about the dangers of landmines along the Shwebo, Khin U, and Ye Oo roads, where the military council is stationed,” said an official from the Khin-U People Defense Force.

Although the Khin U – Ye U Road has been closed for more than four months, cowherds and farmers must exercise caution when crossing it. On November 27, local news sources reported that a group of 150 military council troops entered Gwaykone village in Khin Oo Township and set fire to nearly 70 homes.


4. A battle occurred between the PDF and the terrorist military forces that invaded the Sagaing Region

On November 27, military council troops and Pyu Saw Htee invaded Pyarthone village, Taungdwin area, Mingin city, and engaged in battle with the local PDFs. The military council and over 40 Pyu Saw Htee forces were attacked with heavy weapons on November 28 by People Defense Force Taung Dwin – Minkin (TDPDF) and Golden Triangle Local PDF. Previously, military council troops burned down Pyarthone village at least 5 times and destroyed houses, as well as killing and forcibly taking farmed cows, pigs, and chickens. According to reports, the people of Pyarthone village are fleeing the war into the forest, and they are in need of warm clothing and blankets as it is winter.


5.  Two military council soldiers were killed in the battle, and village houses were set on fire

According to Bo Letya of the Myaing People Defence Force, two soldiers were killed and eight were injured when PDF forces attacked Pyu Saw Htee soldiers leaving the Zeepyar army camp in Pauk township, Magway Division. Terrorist soldiers and Pyu Saw Htee leave the Zeepyar camp at 7:45 a.m. on November 28 and engage in close combat with the PDFs along the way. Two soldiers were killed and eight were injured as a result of the attack. After the military council and Pyu Saw Htee were injured, a total of 96 houses were burned down, including 86 houses in Nyaungyin village, 6 houses in Gepininn village, as well as 4 houses in Gwaygon village. The attack on November 28 was known to be a joint attack by the Myaing PDF battalion 1, YDF forces, urban guerrilla Pakokku, Taung Nyo Naga force and the Snake guerrilla force, and Tain Hlwar Motesait group and village defense forces of Pauk township.


6. Villages in the Htigyaing township were set on fire by the terrorist army

According to local residents, on the morning of November 28th, the terrorist coup army set fire to Ingyinkone village in Htigyaing township, Sagaing Region. On November 28, around 9:30 a.m., the military council entered Ingyinkone village, which has approximately 100 houses, and set fire to it, forcing the residents to flee. The revolutionary leaders in  Htigyaing’s region said that there was a fierce battle between the military council and PDFs on November 27, after 5:00 p.m. The military council side was injured during the battle, so they arrived and shot with the jet fighter. Currently, more than 3,000 local people from 5 villages have fled due to the battle’s situation. Following the coup, the military council, which is still engaged in terrorist activities, has continued to burn people’s houses whenever they cause injury.


7. The AAPP reported that 2,546 people were killed during the spring revolution following the military coup.

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) documentation, the total number of houses and buildings arbitrarily closed and confiscated by the terrorist regime since the coup until the end of October 2022 has been no less than 786. The total number of people who died during the spring revolution, including democracy activists who opposed the arbitrary military coup, has reached 2546 since February 1, 2021. Between the time of the coup in 2021 and November 28, 2022, a total of 12,990 people were arrested, with 1,626 of them sentenced to prison terms. As of November 28, 2022, there are a total of 86 people who have been sentenced to death and detained in prisons in connection with the spring revolution.

The following figures are based on information gathered by AAPP, and the number of facts and figures occurring on the ground could be much higher than now. On November 28, AAPP announced that it will continue to be added as more information is gathered. Anyone with information on those arrested and killed during the spring revolution, including civil society leaders, civilians, activists, journalists, and CDM employees, can contact fatality-data@aappb.org.

Furthermore, information about detention can be sent to detention-data@aappb.org.



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