Anti-junta administrators resign in resistance-controlled town, protesting NUG’s logging policies

Local people in Maw Luu, prevented from harvesting timber by an NUG ban, have protested by blocking logging trucks that the resistance administration team allowed to travel through the town based on a prior arrangement

In an act of protest against resistance prohibitions on timber harvesting, local administrators resigned their positions this week in the town of Maw Luu in Sagaing Region’s Indaw Township, which has been held by anti-junta forces since December. 

Maw Luu, which is located in Katha District on the border between Kachin State and Sagaing Region, had a population of nearly 9,000 in 2014, according to the nationwide census taken that year. 

The People’s Defence Forces (PDF)—the armed wing of the publicly mandated, anti-junta National Unity Government (NUG)—and their allies succeeded in capturing Maw Luu on December 13, 2023, installing a local People’s Administration Team (PAT) staffed by NUG officials to govern the town. 

Members of the PDF of Kachin State and Sagaing Region, the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and other local anti-junta forces. . .

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