Nay Pyi Taw September 16
Every big and small country which has local unity can stand as strong countries in the world. Like a saying “unity is strength”,all ethnics are to strive for unity, said Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in a meeting with officers, other ranks and their families at Kalaw station this morning.
It was also attended by the Senior General’s wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Commander-in-Chief(Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San and wife,Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief(Army), Commander of Eastern Command Maj-Gen Lin Aung and officers, other ranks and their families at Kalaw station.
In his speech, the Senior General said, respective military headquarters alone cannot perform duties and objectives individually.All servicemen are to perform their duties collectively. So, servicemen must have thorough understanding of their duties and abide by standing orders. It aims to ensure the enforcement of military rule which is the lifeblood of Tatmadaw. It will become a good Tatmadaw only when each serviceman has good disciplines. It will become a Tatmadaw on which the people can rely.From 1948 to 1958, the Tatmadaw which was born with Independence had to safeguard the country’s independence due to internal armed conflicts. In 1958, the Tatmadaw had to temporarily retain the country’s power,held the election faithfully and handed over the country’s power to the government. At that time, demands on racism, isms and administrative affairs caused instability to the State. Consequently, the Revolutionary Council took the responsibilities of the State in 1962. The Tatmadaw took the responsibilities of the State due to happening unrests in the nation in 1988 and tried hard for the people to be able to walk on the path of multi-party democracy in line with their desire. The Tatmadaw has been carrying out stability of the State under political and security measures in the times of successive governments.
The Senior General stressed that it needs not to harm the Our Three Main National Causes, administrative machinery of the State,life and property of the people and rights of the people in performing the current tasks of restoring eternal peace and walking along the path of multi-party democracy. With the reason of peace, extension of building the strengths and areas and clashes between ethnic armed organizations cause instability in the region and harm life and property of the people. So, the Tatmadaw performs the clearance tasks.
Next, the Senior General urged officers and other ranks to avoid the acts of disturbing the good disciplinary activities and unity of the Tatmadaw. They have to read fiction and non-fiction books and publications for widening their scope of knowledge. Carrying out the military-owned agricultural and livestock breeding tasks for welfare of servicemen and families does not emphasize earning income, but set an aim to ensure welfare of military families. Hence, it needs to strive for achieving success in these tasks. Likewise,the Senior General called for understanding spending and wasting in order to adjust appropriate income and expense and for avoiding drinking alcohol and indulgence as much as they can. The Senior General said that all servicemen of the Tatmadaw and family members are siblings. Those at the management level must do fair administration over subordinates.
Then, the Senior General presented foodstuffs for officers and other ranks from the station through the station commander.
Next, Daw Kyu Kyu Hla presented cash award for the maternal and child welfare association of the station to the wife of the station commander.
Admiral Tin Aung San, General Maung Maung Kyaw and Lt-Gen Maung Maung Aye of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief(Army) gave foodstuffs, sports equipment and fiction and non-fiction books for officers,other ranks and families of the station to officials.
Later, the Senior General and party cordially greeted officers, other ranks and families who attended the ceremony.