Nay Pyi Taw May 31
Serving national defence duties means ensuring not only State peace and stability but also peace and stability in political cause. It also involves giving protection and assistance as much as possible in times of natural disaster or pandemic as well as shouldering one’s own duties loyally and conscientiously, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in- Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in meeting with officers, other ranks and their families from Hpa-an Station this afternoon.
Also present at the meeting together with the Senior General were Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of the Senior General, council members Admiral Tin Aung San, General Maung Maung Kyaw and wife and Lt-Gen Moe Myint Tun, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Moe Aung and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and Commander of South-East Command Maj-Gen Ko Ko Maung.
Delivering a speech, the Senior General said it has been four months since the Tatmadaw took State responsibilities for a temporary period due to the political situation in the country to ensure genuine and disciplined democracy and strong democracy. Although the acting President has handed over legislative, executive and judicial powers of the State, the Tatmadaw is acting in line with the 2008 constitution drawn and approved by 92.48 percent of the people.
Myanmar’s constitution is different from those of other countries. And it can be known by studying the Tatmadaw’s role prescribed in the constitution.
The country is exercising multiparty democracy and President is elected by Hluttaw representatives, not directly elected by the people.
Thus, Hluttaw representatives must be the ones correctly chosen by the people. It is hard to fully judge whether the representatives elected in the previous election were really chosen by the people because of tremendous electoral fraud. Therefore, the Tatmadaw scrutinized the voter lists, issued inaccurate voter lists, submitted to those politically responsible and sought coordination. Even though the Tatmadaw repeatedly talked about ensuring a free and fair election, no action was seen and they even tried to grab State power forcibly. Consequently, the country has reached today’s situation. This should be known to all officers and other ranks.
During its temporary duty assumption, the Tatmadaw has laid down and is implementing five future programs and nine objectives by forming the State Administration Council. As a first priority, the newly formed Union Election Commission is inspecting inaccurate voter lists and announcing its findings. When the whole task is complete, the final details of the voter lists will be further announced. Moreover, measures are being taken for the speedy recovery of businesses impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak.
Efforts are also being exerted to achieve perpetual peace nationwide as aspired by the entire national people. Myanmar is the Union where diverse national races reside together. They all have equal rights.
The constitution has clearly stated that all national races enjoy equal rights. In democratic system, all enjoy equal rights but individuals need to work hard to acquire an equal status in qualification. Having the spirit of seeing the progress of their own regions and country, they must be able to apply the education they received in combination with the skills and knowledge they learned.
As officers and other ranks joined the Tamadaw to serve with it without having anyone’s exhortation, they have to be royal to themselves, to the military unit they serve, to the Tatmadaw and to their country. As they are well trained and taught at training schools to be well disciplined, Tatmadaw people are those who have to adhere to both the civilian and military discipline and need to keep maintaining good practices of obeying and serving in a disciplined way. Each and every individual has to be skillful in serving duties. Though every solider does not fight a battle, it is required for a soldier to train to have combat skills in fighting a battle if necessary.
As Tatmadaw men are born among the people and serving their duties assigned in regions nationwide, their families come along with them to live in respective military bases. Officers, other ranks and their families have to help and support each other brotherly and sisterly with a family spirit. In serving duties assigned, they are to be dutiful withholding attentiveness and consideration. Being always royal to the nation, they have to correctly do their duties with individual awareness and will in order that the nation will not be on a wrong track.
After the meeting, the Senior General presented foodstuff through an official and his wife cash assistance for Station Maternal and Child Welfare Association through the wife of station commander.
Then, the Senior General and party cordially met the officers and other ranks who attended the event.