Nay Pyi Taw December 10
Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing this afternoon, accompanied his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, those entourages and their wives, the Chief Minister of Shan State, the commander of North-East Command and officials, met with temporarily internally displaced persons at Thiri Mingala Mansu Shan Monastery in Lashio.
First, the Senior General and wife together with members arrived at Thiri Mingala Mansu Shan Monastery in Lashio and paid homage to abbot of Mansu Shan Monastery Agga Maha Ganthavacaka Pandita Agga Maha Kammathanacariya Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Dr Bhaddanta Puññananda.
The Senior General and wife donated replica Buddha image of Maravijaya Buddha Image and alms to the Sayadaw and presented Ks-500 million, more than 6,000 pieces of clothes and rice and foodstuffs for temporarily IDPs in Lashio. The Sayadaw explained the plan to allocate those donations to the all IDPs.
The Senior General cordially greeted the temporarily IDPs at the monastery and pledged to strive for them to soonest reside in their natives. The Senior General stressed the need to make collaborative efforts for rehabilitation tasks on their arrival at their regions. The government and the Tatmadaw will provide necessary assistance to them as much as possible.
At present, the Senior General expressed the plan for fulfill foodstuff and utensil needs and to further provide aid. The Senior General also comforted them to forge peace and stability of the region as quickly as possible. Then, the Senior General and wife presented foodstuffs and utensils to them and the temporarily IDPs spoke words of thanks.
The Senior General, wife and party left the monastery where temporarily IDPs waved at them.
At the parlour of North-East Command, the Senior General and wife presented Ks-500 million for officers, other ranks and families serving security duties in the command area through the commander.
The Senior General and wife cordially greeted officers, other ranks and families and presented clothes and foodstuffs to families.
Due to terror acts of MNDAA, TNLA and AA groups and PDF terrorists starting from 27 October, Shan State (North) lost some villages, towns, roads and bridges Local residents evaded from their regions and are taking shelter at monasteries, schools, religious buildings, offices and buildings in Lashio. So far, a total of 4,922 persons from 1,428 households are taking shelter there. The government and the Tatmadaw are providing necessary aid to them for convenience of basic needs of the temporarily IDPs and management measures.
Moreover, arrangements are being made for taking regional security measures for those persons to reside in their regions peacefully.
The temporarily IDPs spoke words of thanks for provisions of aids and expressed their experiences.
1. Now, we are taking shelter in evasion of war at Mansu Monastery. We faced many difficulties.
Our property and houses were damaged by unscrupulous persons, but we are now in good conditions thanks to Mansu Sayadaw. We condemn a handful of unscrupulous persons who destroyed our property.
We are pleased for Chairman of the State Administration Council arrived here. We pray not to face current hardships in more lives.
2. We do never have such experiences. Thanks to assistance of the administrative bodies and the State, we are taking shelter at Mansu Monastery.
We also pray not to face current plights in the future and not to emerge similar organizations.
We left our houses and property as well as our businesses.
Anyhow, we cannot support those saboteurs.
3. Now, we are homeless, taking shelter at the monastery of Mansu Pagoda. The Prime Minister fulfilled our needs. He pledged he will provide aid to all families for convenience. He also fulfilled requirements of all measures. We heartily thanked all officials for their donations and safeguarding measures.
4. Now, we are staying here with evasion of war. We thank the Head of State and officials much for their aid to us in Lashio.