Serving the State defence duty is not only the protection of the State and tasks to ensure peace and stability but also management for peace and stability based on the political ground. Moreover, defending the State means preventive measures against natural disasters, providing care to those facing the pandemic as much as possible, and dutiful discharging of individually assigned tasks with loyalty to the State, said State Administration Council Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in meeting with officers, other ranks and families of Hpa-an Station yesterday afternoon.
Tatmadaw members who are born of the people are discharging duties in their assigned areas across the nation. Their families, along with them, live in the military units. So, officers, other ranks and families need to have a family spirit, brotherly spirit and sisterly spirit of giving helping hands to each other.
The Senior General said Tatmadaw has temporarily controlled the State duty for four months depending on situations of the country to ensure genuine and disciplined democracy and firm democracy. Although the Pro Tem President handed over legislative, executive and judicial powers of the State, the Tatmadaw abides by the 2008 Constitution approved by 92.48 per cent of the people. The Constitution of the State is different from that of other countries.
Myanmar is exercising a multiparty democratic system. The President of the State is not directly elected by the people but elected through Hluttaw representatives. So, the Hluttaw representatives must be those correctly chosen by the people. Although Tatmadaw urged them to hold the election to bring about genuine and fair results, they did not solve it. However, they attempted to grasp the State power forcibly. So, officers and other ranks need to understand the realities of the root cause of this situation.
Efforts are being made to restore perpetual peace for the whole nation the entire national people aspire. Myanmar is a Union where all the ethnic nations reside in unison. They have to enjoy equal term of rights. The Constitution clearly stipulates that all ethnic people shall have equal rights. Despite having equal rights in a democracy, they all have to strive to achieve equal qualification in individuals. They all have to apply the education and knowledge they learned to develop their regions and the country.
As officers and other ranks join the Tatmadaw without persuasion from anyone, they have to be loyal to themselves, their units, Tatmadaw and the State. Training depots have given training to them to abide by the military disciplines. As the Tatmadaw members have to follow the civilian and military disciplines, they must maintain their good traditions of systematically doing things. All Tatmadaw members need to have skills in individual duties. Although every Tatmadaw member does not need to fight, they must take training to have combat capability.
Tatmadaw members who are born of the people are discharging duties in their assigned areas across the nation. Their families, along with them, live in the military units. So, officers, other ranks and families need to have a family spirit, brotherly spirit and sisterly spirit of giving helping hands to each other. They all have to discharge the assigned duty with conscientiousness. The Senior General urged them to be always loyal to Tatmadaw and the State and serve their duties conscientiously, not for the derailment of the State.
Later, the Senior General cordially greeted officers and other ranks at the ceremony. —MNA