Nay Pyi Taw February 8
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, in his capacity as the Chairman of State Administration Council, delivered a speech at the management meeting held in his office in Nay Pyi Taw this morning.
Also present at the meeting together with the Senior General were Vice Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Union ministers General Mya Tun Oo, Lieutenant-General Soe Htut, U Wunna Maung Lwin, Lieutenant-General Tun Tun Naung, U Win Shein, U Aung Naing Oo, U Ko Ko Hlaing, U Chit Naing, U Tin Htut Oo, Admiral Tin Aung San, U Khin Maung Yi, U Myint Kyaing, Dr. Pwin Hsan, Dr. Thet Khaing Win, U Shwe Lay, Dr. Thet Thet Khaing, U Maung Maung Ohn, U Saw Tun Aung Myint and Attorney-General of the Union Dr. Daw Thida Oo.
At the meeting, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing explained the works of his council to restore the situation, the maintenance of the regular works during the state of emergency, the appointment of the Union Ministers who were believed to have suitable qualifications to performs their duties successfully, the duty of government to serve for the public, the adoption of policies of the council and the roles of ministries in implementing the works effectively and efficiently.
He added that the previous government which took office from 2016 to 2021 could not finalize some works for various reasons and the present administration will implement some remaining works which could benefit to the public in accordance with the existing rules and regulations of the relevant ministries without hesitation.
The Senior General said that the ongoing situations were resulted from the electoral problems such as voter lists, and there were many weaknesses before, during and after the election period; as an interim organization, the State Administration Council will work for both long-term and short-term projects to help the next government by paving a way.
He also advised to help in livelihood of the public for their satisfaction, to operate appropriate businesses for the public for peace, to strengthen the country through reinforcing the individual power of the people.
The Senior General added that the ministries should not be hesitant in implementing their works and to coordinate with other ministries.
The Union Ministers and officials from the Union-level organizations reported on the ongoing situations and plans of the relevant organizations, including COVID-19 vaccination programme, trade, ethnic affairs and legal affairs.
Regarding the discussions, the Chairman of State Administration Council gave a guidance to serve the public interests, to narrow the gaps between the rich and the poor, between the rural and urban and between the states and regions in terms of development. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing also said to finalize the enactment of pending laws and called for the civil service staff to refrain from party politics, and to perform their duties without political bias regardless of their favourable votes in the elections.
The Senior General finally said that the Tatmadaw will never deviate from the multi-party democracy path selected by the people, and that it is managing to ensure the correct way; officials from the relevant ministries are advised to work for the country and people, for the development in transportation and development programmes in the regions and states and to try for ensuring a reliable government for the public.