A Union Government delegation led by Deputy Minister from the Office of the State Counsellor, U Khin Maung Tin, are in Buthidaung Township to inspect the police outposts simultaneously attacked by AA terrorist insurgents.
The Deputy Minister also visited the police wounded in the attacks and gave them words of encouragement and necesessary social support and assistance.
The Deputy Minister and group flew to Sittway on 6 January and conducted a review meeting at the State Government Office’s meeting hall concerning the coordinated attacks on the border police outposts in Buthidaung Township.
Yesterday morning, the Deputy Minister and entourage arrived in Maungtaw by Tatmadaw helicopters. The Deputy Minister first encouraged wounded police personnel receiving treatment at the Maungtaw General Hospital and provided cash support from the Union Government and the Union Minister for Home Affairs.
Next, the Deputy Minister attended the cash support ceremony in Maungtaw District General Administration Department for police personnel killed in action and wounded in the attacks on the police outposts and presented cash support to officials.
Following this, Myanmar Police Force Chief of Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo conferred cash support provided by the Union Minister for Home Affairs, Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe. Police Brig-Gen Myint Toe of No. 1 Border Police Force Command Office spoke words of appreciation in return.
Afterwards, Police Brig-Gen Myint Toe met with media personnel to explain about the attacks on police outposts in Buthidaung Township and replied to their questions. The Deputy Minister and entourage then went by Tatmadaw helicopters to Khahtihla and Gokepi police outposts, two of the four outposts attacked. They inspected damages and losses caused, and met and encouraged police personnel stationed there. They also provided material support and assistance.
Later in the afternoon, the Deputy Minister went to the office of No. 3 Border Guard Police Force to meet with family members of police personnel killed in the attack and to console their bereavements.
This trip was organized by the Union Government to review the incident, to prevent such incidents from recurring, and to provide social assistances to police personnel killed-in-action and wounded, as well as to the police personnel and civil servants serving in the region and the local people.
The delegation led by the Deputy Minister consisted of Rakhine State Minister for Security and Border Affairs Col. Phone Tint, Permanent Secretary U Zaw Than Thin from the Ministry of Office of the Union Government, Myanmar Police Force’s Chief of Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo, Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung from the Ministry of Information, Director General U Ko Ko Naing from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, officials from the State government including Permanent Secretary U Nyi Nyi Win, and officials from the Myanmar Police Force. News media personnel from DVB, VOA, RFA, Mizzima, The Irrawaddy, and private news agencies accompanied the Union Government delegation on their trip. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)