Friday, September 17, 2021

Australia Going Nuclear: Submarines then ICBMs

           (Announcement from the PRIME MINISTER OFFICE on September 16, 2021.) 

AUKUS-Nuclear powered & armed.
Australia to pursue nuclear-powered submarines through new trilateral enhanced security partnership: Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have agreed to the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership – AUKUS.

The security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region have grown significantly. Military modernisation is occurring at an unprecedented rate and capabilities are rapidly advancing and their reach expanding. The technological edge enjoyed by Australia and our partners is narrowing.

AUKUS will build on the three nations’ longstanding and ongoing bilateral ties, and will enable the partners to significantly deepen cooperation on a range of emerging security and defence capabilities, which will enhance joint capability and interoperability.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Battle for Myanmar’s Seat in The UNGA

            (Catherine Renshaw’s article from the INTERPRETER on August 10, 2021.) 

Across Myanmar, the battle continues between the military and those opposed to the military coup d’etat of 1 February 2021. Opposition to the coup began with non-violent resistance in the form of the Civil Disobedience Movement.

The aim is now revolution and an end to the military’s decades-long dominance of political life. The revolutionaries have brought within their fold some of the armed ethnic organisations that have long fought against the military in the country’s borderlands. Civil war is looming. A different battle for Myanmar is being fought in the United Nations.

On 14 September, the 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) will meet in New York. Presidents, prime ministers and dictators from across the world – or their representatives – will gather to discuss, debate and make recommendations on global issues. The question de jour is who will represent Myanmar – the military’s representative or the representative of the democratically elected, ousted government?

Monday, September 13, 2021

Arming Army-Wives: US$ 90 A Month Salary

               (Article from the BURMESE FACEBOOK on September 12, 2021.) 

Myanmar Army desperate to boost the troops’ depleting number and sagging morale has announced on August-10 to pay a fixed salary to every army-wife armed and ready to fight or already fighting the dreaded PDF and the ethnic insurgents.

Myanmar's newest dictator General MAH has ordered his War Office to pay a monthly salary of kyats 180,000, equivalent to US$ 90 at the rapidly depreciating rate of 2,000 kyats/US$, starting from August 2021. 

According to the army circles the armed army-wives will receive a fix salary regardless of her soldier-husband’s rank or status. Their salary of kyats 180,000 is roughly half the unofficial salary Myanmar Army has been paying to the civilian militia like Swan-arr-shins or Pyu-saw-htees.

Almost all the army-wives living inside the battalion Head-Quarter bases all over Burma are now trained and armed heavily to defend their home-bases against their enemies PDFs and ethnic insurgents. And they are taking heavy casualties in so-called liberated areas like the Kachin State and Karen State.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

PDFs Launch D-Day War on Mytel

                 (Staff article from the DVB BURMA on September 11, 2021.) 

An extensive campaign of sabotage targeting Mytel’s telecommunication infrastructure is expected to hit Burma’s generals—and Vietnam’s government—with costs that could run into tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars. Unsurprisingly, the military are stepping up attempts to protect their investment.

Following the National Unity Government’s D-Day announcement this Tuesday, scores of Mytel transmission towers and substations have been destroyed by Burma’s enlivened resistance groups in what appears to be a targeted campaign to root out the provider.

Well-documented information provided to DVB by People’s Defence Forces (PDFs) operating within Burma suggests that, over four days of operations, well over 60 towers (out of nearly 5,000 towers nationwide) have been critically disabled. The majority are located in the bloody new frontline of the conflict: the Sagaing-Magaway borderlands.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

CIA’s Bomb-Making Classes for PDF via Zoom?

           (Aye Min Thant’s article from the NEW NARRATIF on September 9, 2021.) 

Dr. Sasa Visits a Bomb-Making Class: Months before Myanmar’s shadow government declared war on the military, an American gun enthusiast taught activists to build crude bombs that could kill soldiers and civilians alike. Amid a global charm campaign, opposition leader Dr. Sasa praised their efforts.

On 14 June, a man wearing a white T-shirt, baseball cap and blonde goatee turns on his webcam, revealing a dimly lit room full of construction materials, safety equipment and a jumble of small containers, some of them labelled as gunpowder.

Speaking into the camera, he recounts spending several hours that day “putting some things together”: mortar casings, a selection of cannons and homemade firearms known as zip guns. “I built a full-scale, 10-pound mortar today, and I’m going to show some of those things,” he tells his audience of around 40 people, who have gathered via Zoom to watch the demonstration.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Mytel: Dictator Min Aung Hlaing’s Weak Spot!

                  (Based on articles from the Burmese FACEBOOK in September 2021.) 

Myanmar Army Chief and the newest Burmese dictator, General Min Aung Hlaing was recently seen almost crying on the Myanmar TV. Why did the hard man publicly and pathetically collapse?

Not because the sad reason that the people resistance has been killing hundreds and hundreds of his obedient wardog soldiers, and not because his universally-hated wardog soldiers have been deserting his slave army in droves. Just because the nation-wide Burmese resistance movement has started destroying tens and tens of the MYTEL’s mobile phone towers all over the country last few weeks.

Burmese Resistance has found the General’s weak spot and the brave fighters have been deliberately and brutally bombing his MYTEL towers all over the place. It even alarmingly rattles another S-E-Asian dictatorship, the Communist Vietnam.

Australia’s House Bubble is About to Bust!

                  (Staff article from the NEWS.COM.AU on September 3, 2021.) 

China Evergrande Group is on the brink of default and it’s bad news for Australia: One of the biggest property developers in China is at risk of defaulting on billions of dollars of loans – and it’s bad news for Australia.

The company owes hundreds of billions of dollars, and creditors are beating down the doors. As one expert described the property developer as being in a “death spiral”, Evergrande this week warned it could default on its substantial debts. It has about $408 billion in total liabilities.

“The group has risks of defaults on borrowings and cases of litigation outside of its normal course of business,” the Shenzhen-based company said in a recent earnings statement. “Shareholders and potential investors are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the securities of the group.”

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

NUG Declares D-Day: MAH Offers To Negotiate

                    (Staff article from the ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA on September 7, 2021.) 

Myanmar's shadow government declares resistance war in 'public revolution' against junta: Myanmar's National Unity Government, formed by opponents of the country's military coup, has urged all citizens to revolt against the junta government.

Sharing his demands on Facebook, the NUG's acting president Duwa Lashi La called for "a people's defensive war against the military junta", and urged ethnic organisations to immediately attack coup leader Min Aung Hlaing. He also called on soldiers, police and civil servants to defect to the "public revolution".

"Following the coup, the [Myanmar] people have not passed a day with joy. It has been eight months since the military continuously and cruelly murdered, tortured, detained and imprisoned using many laws," he said in the subtitled video which lasted almost eight minutes.

China’s Property Bubble is About to Bust!

                (Staff article from the ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA on September 6, 2021.) 

China's property bubble may be about to burst, and it could cost Australia dearly: It's one of Hemingway's best lines, from The Sun Also Rises. "How did you go broke?" Bill asked. "Two ways," said Mike. "Gradually and then suddenly."

It is a passage to which Xu Jiayin, founder of China Evergrande, China's biggest property group and the world's 122nd largest company by sales, can relate. For most of this year, his firm has been floundering, fighting off hordes of angry creditors, defending court actions and desperately trying to secure enough finance to survive. Now the situation has taken a sudden turn for the worse.

At its peak, three years ago, the Hong Kong-listed China Evergrande was the world's most valuable real estate group. It's now better known as the world's most indebted property developer, owing more than $US300 billion ($403 billion).