Teacher Union in Kayah State Ready To Work With Interim Govt

By Kantarawaddy Times

The Kayah State Teacher Union (KSTU) will take direction from the National Unity Government (NUG), not from the junta’s military council, its spokesperson said. KSTU chose a new minister of education to work with the interim government.

On April 16, the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) officially announced NUG. Members of the committee are elected lawmakers from the National League for Democracy (NLD) who were overthrown before they could be sworn into office on February 1. CRPH abolished the 2008 Constitution on March 31, revealing the Federal Democracy Charter (FDC), which promises a federal union for Burma.

The spokesperson said KSTU will cooperate with the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) and the Karenni State Consultative Council (KSCC). Both of the councils are under the interim government.

KSTU pledged to continue supporting the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). Of the 5,030 employed in the state’s education sector, the spokesperson said 3,413 joined the protest movement.

Evelyn, a member of the Committee Representing Kayah State Hluttaw (CRKSH), told Kantarawaddy Times that they’re ready to work in tandem with the new interim government.

CRKSH was established on February 25 by eight NLD MPs who won seats in the 2020 race. Two elected Kayah State Democratic Party MPs joined on March 15.
Evelyn said it is difficult to release a statement at this time without explaining why.

She said: “CRKSH will implement administrative, legislative and judicial matters in Kayah State, under NUG’s leadership.” Evelyn praised NUG’s willingness to accept ideas and opinions from MPs in regions and states across Burma.

The education department for NUG promised that a system based on a federal democratic union will be prioritized. The interim government’s health ministry said it would provide assistance for all government servants who joined the CDM.