NAY PYI TAW September 10
As the Tatmadaw is born of the people, it is a part of the people.So, Tatmadaw members must strive for the betterment of their unit and for the development of the country through individual conviction and action which is their duty. Political stability and security and firm security are required for national development and peace and stability.Lack of security and the rule of law will slow down socio-economic development, said Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in his meeting with officers, other ranks and families in Yanaungmyin Hall at Mandalay Station of Central Command this morning.
Also present were Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of the Senior General,Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief(Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and wife, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), Commander of Central Command Maj-Gen Kyaw Swa Lin and wife, and officers, other ranks and families of Mandalay Station.
In his speech, the Senior General said as the leadership role is important in any organization, the leader must always strive to win the trust of the organization for its development.In the Tatmadaw, from the lance corporal to senior Tatmadaw officers are the leaders. So, they must always practice themselves to be imbued with leadership skills and leadership properties. Household head is important for every family.He must be the one the family can take pride of. Likewise, the head of an organization must lead his organization very well. The faults of individual decision and actions can damage the image of the organization and the family and lead to their collapse. So, actions should come only after making serious considerations.
Each and every soldier has to exercise self-restraint to avoid committing crimes and work hard to improve their living standards.Soldiers are given promotion based on their length of service with the military. Promotions are considered based on the merit of individual soldiers—to what extent they work hard, comply with rules and maintain fitness. Soldiers have to try continuously for improvement of themselves and the organization they lead. Each and every soldier is responsible for the good of the entire armed forces.
For the welfare and food sufficiency of Tatmadawmen and their families,arable and livestock farming is carried out at battalions and wholesome meat,fish, vegetable and eggs produced from those farms are sold to Tatmadaw members at reasonable prices. It is important that soldiers are careful with their incomes and expenditures,and do not spend on unnecessary things. Health is crucial for every human and only with good health,people will be able to improve their living standards including social,economic, education standards. Poor health not only harms the affected individuals but also operation of the organizations they represent. And they should abstain from drinking,foods and pleasure-seeking which can negatively affect their health.Especially, they have to totally abstain from recreational drugs. Tatmadaw gives a special focus on controlling and fighting drugs, and could seize Ks-147.58 billion worth drugs in 2018, and Ks-251.78 billion worth drugs from January through August in 2019. All the officials of various ranks and the rank and file, with consciousness, are to join hands to prevent drug abuse in Tatmadaw.Tatmadawmen should restrain drinking and pleasure-seeking that can have negative impact on them,as drinking, pleasure seeking and drug can result in administrative problems. Water and electricity usage needs to be saved without wastage.
Education alone is not enough and to improve skills, knowledge and critical thinking, publications on both fiction and non-fiction must be read. Leaders themselves need to arrange the opening of libraries.They must try not only to widen their own knowledge but also to help promote the education of their children. The Tatmadaw is presenting outstanding awards and student grants and organizing expeditions for the education promotion of children of servicemen. Moreover, hostels have been opened for students from remote military units in the towns where there are schools and universities.
Tatmadaw members and their families must live in unity. Leaders need to ensure that their own organizations are united. They must be loyal to their own organizations and the State. They must work together to improve themselves, their Tatmadaw and then the whole country.
Then, the Senior General presented fiction and non-fiction books for the officers and other ranks and their families from the station and Daw Kyu Kyu Hla cash awards for the station maternal and child welfare association. The commander and wife accepted the donations.
Commander-in-Chief (Navy)Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and Lt-Gen Nyo Saw of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) presented sport equipment and food for the officers and other ranks and their families from the station to officials concerned. Later, the Senior General and wife and party cordially greeted the officers and other ranks and their families from the station.