Cash donations will be used in the areas where help is really in need according to the wish of the donors

Nay Pyi Taw September 21

Collective efforts should be made to end the evil incidents occurring in Buthidaung/Maungtaw region in Rakhine State and to restore the normal situation. The donated funds will be used in the areas where help is really in need according to the wish of the donors. I express special thanks to well-wishers and donors for the voluntary contributions, said Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the third ceremony to present cash and kind for security personnel and departmental staff who daringly served the State defence and security duties and displaced natives who left their homes due to the violent attacks of theextremist Bengali terrorists and erecting the border fence held at U Ottama Hall, Sittway, Rakhine State this afternoon.

In his address, the Senior General said we have made best efforts in solving the terrorist attack on August 25. Thanks to the information on terrorist attacks that led to the deployment of troops in advance for area clearance operations, natives faced fewer casualties. At present necessary measures are being taken in accord with the law and rules and regulations. The root cause of the incident is the weakness in abiding by the law. Hence, officials should regulate all the people to live and work under the law.

The donors at the ceremony are contributing towards the country from the respective sectors. As the donors are making contributions in connection with the Rakhine crisis, the ethnics living in the country or abroad should make investments and carry out development undertakings in their native land.

Similarly, the displaced persons of Buthidaung/Maungtaw region should return to the land and the security forces must supply all necessities including the security in enabling them to resettle and earn their living. Local ethnics should cooperate with the administrative bodies and security forces for regional peace and stability.

Ayeyawady Foundation presented Ks-1267.6 million for erecting a two-mile long fence at border, Race and Religion Protection Buddha Dhamma Parahita Foundation (Central) Ks-200 million, Kunkhoya Foundation Ks-300 million. Shwe Than Lwin Skynet Co Ks-100 million, and Vice-President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay Ks-2.5 million. The Senior General accepted the donations.

Later, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Khin Aung Myint accepted Ks-50 miilion from Htoo Group, Ks-30 million from Amazing Group, Ks-50 million from Kyae Nilar Co, and Ks-30 from Aung Myin Thu Co.

Lt- Gen Aung Kyaw Zaw of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) accepted Ks-30 million from Sky One, Lucky Man Co, Ks-30 million from Authentic Construction Co Ltd, Ks-30 million from KT Group, and Ks-15 million from Rakhine State Disaster Relief Committee.

Next, Lt-Gen Soe Htut of the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army) accepted Ks-10 million donated by U Sai Tit Aung, Ks-5.8 million by offi cers from DSA Intake No.46, Ks-2.2 million by Toyo Thai Power Myanmar Co and Ks-50 million by U Win Tun of International Language & Business Centre.

Then, Adjutant General Lt-Gen Hsan Oo accepted Ks-21 million donated by four well-wishers, Quartermaster General Ks-30 million, 750 bags of pigeon peas and 100 bags of rice by three well-wishers and Chief of Staff (Navy) Rear Admiral Moe Aung Ks-15 million and relief aid by three wellwishers.

State Advocate General U Kyaw Hla Tun, chairman of the cash and kind donation acceptance committee, accepted relief supplies donated by families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) from the Adjutant General.

The donation ceremony was attended by Race and Religion Protection Buddha Dhamma Parahita Foundation (Central) Zwekabin Sayadaw Bhaddanta Visara and Sayadaws, wife of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Khin Aung Myint, senior military officers of the Office of Commander-in-Chief, the commander of Western Command, Minister for Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Col Phone Myat, Social Affairs Minister Dr Chan Tha, State Advocate General U Kyaw Hla Tun, Yangon Region Minster for Rakhine Ethnic Affairs U Zaw Aye Maung, departmental officials, donors and local people.

After the ceremony, the Senior General and party cordially greeted the Sayadaws, donors and local ethnic people. Today’s donations were Ks-2,277.8 million, 750 bags of pigeon peas, 100 bags of rice, 100 viss of edible oil and relief supplies worth Ks-2.5 million.

Then, the Senior General and party went to Sittway Sasana Beikman donated by Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) families and public well-wishers. They supplicated matters on ventilation system and systematic installations of floor, doors and windshields for their durability and progress in construction tasks to State Ovada Cariya Pathein Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Pandita, Rakhine State Ovada Cariya Dakhiniyama Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Sanda, Sittway Maniyadana Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Sawma, Rakhine State Sangha Nayaka Committee Chairman Dhamma Thukha Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Ganthavasaca Pandita Bhaddanta Sawma and Vice-Chairman Nanda Rama Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Nanda Siri.

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