Yangon, December (27)

The Military Council’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on December 27 that the US government’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes the Burma Act on Myanmar issues, infringes on its sovereignty.

The military council said that the NDAA meddles in the internal affairs of Myanmar, and that supporting the National Unity Government (NUG), the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC), the Committee on Representation of the Union Parliament (CRPH), and the People’s Defense Forces (PDFs) constitutes supporting terrorism.

In addition, the Military Council expressed its objection to the US funding the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM).

The military council said that the military council sent a diplomatic letter to the US government through the Burmese embassy in Washington on December 13 expressing its strong objection to the actions of the United States in violation of the United Nations Charter and the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

U Than Soe Naing, a political analyst, opined that the approval of the NDAA was a political blow to the military council, so it strongly opposed it.

President Biden signed the National Defense Act (NDAA) into law on December 23, providing non-lethal and non-weapon technologies to the Ethnic Armed Forces (EAO) and People’s Defense Forces (PDF) (PDFs).

The law also includes programs to help those who joined the Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), the National Unity Government (NUG), the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC), and the Committee Representing Pyidaunsu Hluttaw (CRPH).

The law also includes initiatives to assist military defectors who support the restoration of civilian rule in the aftermath of the military coup.

Myanmar will receive aid from 2023 to 2027 under the NDAA, so the approval of the law is a promising step for the spring revolution that will overthrow the military dictatorship, according to the revolutionary forces.

News-Than Lwin Times

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