Mawlamyine, January (10)
The US government’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes the Burma Act, stimulates more soldiers under the military council to join the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), the CDM staff and military personnel told Than Lwin Times.
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). 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 Defense Forces (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 against the military coup.
CDM staff, Sergeant Zeya, who used to be close to the military leader, said that after the US government passed the NDAA, many soldiers contacted him for joining CDM, and, on the other hand, the military council restricted the travel of military officers and kept their registrations.
Military supporters are spreading propaganda within the army and on Telegram accounts that the NDAA is lack of effectiveness.
In addition, military supporters have been staging nationwide protests against the US government since the NDAA was passed.
U Kyaw Zaw, spokesman for the National Unity Government’s (NUG) presidential office, told Than Lwin Times that they intends to provide security and support to CDM soldiers who wish to desert the army.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the military council criticized the NDAA in a statement on December 27, saying that the NDAA, which contains the provisions of the Burma Act, infringes the sovereignty of Myanmar.
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).
Therefore, according to the NDAA law, since Myanmar will receive aid from 2023 to 2027, the revolutionary forces say that it is a progressive step for the Spring Revolution, which is a move to overthrow the military dictatorship.
News-Than Lwin Times