23 October 2022
The 550 Sayadaw U Wadawa is seeking funds to provide equipment for the People’s militia – the underground militia force affiliated with the junta army and fighting against the People Defense Force in Taze township of the Sagaing region.
Hmawdaw Sayadaw is a hardline military supporter and heavily involved in training the local People’s militia force trained by the junta army and prayed a blessing before the People’s militia force to a frontline fighting the PDF.
The junta army is using the hardliner military supporters in Taze and Kanbalu townships to organise and gather local people for military training, as the junta army alone is no longer enough to defeat the local People Defense Force.
At some points, the junta regime achieves its objective by deploying influential local monks as tools to attract and recruit local people in the townships for People’s militia training.