15 September 2021
The State Administration Council Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets the military academic officers, officers, other ranks and family members from Pyin Oo Lwin Station at the Defence Services Academy in Pyin Oo Lwin on 14 September 2021.
Speaking at the meeting with senior officer instructors, senior officer lecturers, medical specialists, faculty members, officers, other ranks and families from Pyin Oo Lwin Station at the Convocation Hall of the Defence Services Academy Tuesday afternoon, the Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said that the primary duty of the Tatmadaw is to defend the State, and it is now temporarily serving the State responsibilities due to the needs.
The military discipline is the backbone of the Tatmadaw, so, all need to be disciplined and obedient servicemen. They should strive for serving the interests of the respective military units, the Tatmadaw, the region and the state as much as they can while controlling their minds.
The Senior General added as the tremendous errors of voter lists which may cause the voting frauds in the 2020 multiparty democratic general election were found, reports were submitted to different levels of responsible organizations for solving them. But, no one solving it was done, and attempts were made to seize the State powers through incorrect ways by convening the Third Hluttaw.
So, the Tatmadaw politically declared the nation as the State of Emergency and temporarily took the State responsibilities handed over by the Pro Tem President. The Tatmadaw decides to further strive for ensuring genuine democracy and disciplined and firm democracy.
The Tatmadaw which formed the State Administration Council by adopting the five-point road map and nine objectives is prioritizing the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19. The infection of the pandemic was the highest in June and July with the high death rate. Efforts were made for a rapid supply of oxygen to the needed patients. At present, the infection rate is on the decline due to vaccinating the prioritized groups of people.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of officials, health staff and volunteers as well as people, the infection of the disease can be controlled at present. Efforts are being made for soonest remedying the disease-battered businesses. The Tatmadaw, after taking the State responsibilities, arranged the opening of the schools closed in the outbreak of COVID-19 for the interests of the State, parents and students.
However, these schools were temporarily closed again for the threats of the third wave caused by COVID-19.
The government is striving for the reopening of the schools at a time when the pandemic can be thoroughly controlled. Moreover, as 52 per cent population of the nation is women, arrangements were made for the emergence of female officers and other ranks to be able to shoulder with the armed forces from global countries.
Hence, officers, other ranks and families should strive for improvement of their lives by dutifully discharging the assignments.
In so doing, they all need to try hard for their works with honesty and with the mind of satisfaction. The Senior General urged them to strive for serving the interests of the respective military units, the Tatmadaw, the region and the State as much as they can while controlling their minds. The Senior General asked the needs of officers, other ranks and families who attended the ceremony and attended to the needs before cordially greeted them.
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