Nay Pyi Taw October 18
As the Tatmadaw is shouldering the national defence duty, it must have the three capabilities and unity. The Tatmadaw must correctly preserve and protect the race, religion and education for their perpetuity, with the spirit to love the country and protect the race. Inclusive efforts must be made for the betterment of regional and public interest and for national development, said Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at his meeting with officers, other ranks and families of Kengtung Station of Triangle Region Command this afternoon at Pyinyeinaye Hall of the command headquarters. Also present at the meeting were Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of the Senior General, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and wife, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) and their wives, Commander of Triangle Region Command Maj-Gen Khin Hlaing and wife, station comman-ders of the command, and officers, other ranks and families of Kengtung Station. In his address, the Senior General said as the Tatmadaw is serving the national defence duty, it must have the unity. All the difficulties must be correctly and confidently presented.
In order to prevent persons in the leading roles from making wrong decisions, words must be proved with deeds and vise visa. The Tatmadaw must be imbued with the three capabilities and its members must constantly undergo training. Training schools must provide thorough training courses and all must undergo daily trainings well to improve their prowess. There must be systematic manage-ment in spending time. Good behaviors must be nurtured for the development of their social lives. Tatmadaw members and families are citizens born of the people, and they are also a part of the country. All Tatmadaw members must obey the rules, and must live with the spirit to love the nation and protect the race in correctly preserving the national identity. Myanmar has 87 percent of the Buddhist faith, over six percent Christian faith, and over four percent Islam faith. As a democratic country, freedom of worship is permitted in the entire country. All must correctly safeguard their own faith, and must acknowledge and respect other religions. Skills and knowledge are essen-tial for the development of a country. Knowledge is experiences through-out life and skills need to be learned. One needs to use his own skills for the development of his own organization, region, town and country. Born of the people, the Tatmadaw must help promote the people’s interest and life security and regional interest.
As they live in discipline in their own military unit, they also need to help improve the living conditions of the people of their own region and country and ensure the beauty of their country. A helping hand must be given to the areas with poor living conditions. They also need to help develop social life of the people by making best of their own experiences. The Senior General said Keng-tung may suffer high commodity prices due to its long distance and difficult transport. This is why local productivity must be encouraged. Electricity plays a key role in regional development. And power demand must be met through renewable energy such as hydro-electricity that has little impact on the natural environment. Advice must be given to the people in their best interest. The problem of high commodity prices should be solved through the success of agricultural and livestock undertakings and frugality.
Thoughtful living conditions will facilitate financial situations. As they work for the betterment of their families, they also need to work with a sense of duty for the development of their own region and country, the Senior General added. Next, the Senior General presented fiction and non-fiction books and publications for the families of the officers and other ranks of the station. Daw Kyu Kyu Hla presented cash for the station maternal and child welfare association. The donations were accepted by the Command commander and wife. Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and Lt-Gen Than Tun Oo from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) presented sports equipment and food for the families of the officers and other ranks of the station to officials concerned.