The Information Team of the State Administration Council held a 3/2021 press conference at the Ministry of Information yesterday afternoon, and Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, member of the Union Election Commission and representatives of departmental information team replied to queries raised by media.
Leader of the Information Team Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun clarified the situation of the State Administration Council to assume State duty because of voting frauds and vote-rigging in the 2020 election across the nation, neglecting the requests of the Tatmadaw to solve problems of voting frauds under the law in accord with the practice of democracy but now emphasizing negotiation, the transformation of peaceful protests to riots, then to anarchic mobs and rebellion, destruction of six public-owned offices, 30 police stations, 12 police outposts and five buildings in 30 townships in riotous rebellion, setting fire to schools three times, the bridge once, ATM and banks two times, communication towers, once, fire stations once, vehicles four times, houses two times, shops two times and rail tracks two times. Destruction of railroads which play a key role in transportation, was very dangerous for the State.
In Yangon Region, 10 garment factories, two garment machinery factories, one electronic factory, one fertilizer plant, one bag factory, one polyethylene bag factory and one polystyrene foam factory totalling 17 were set on fire from 14 to 19 March. Tens of thousands of workers and dependents became jobless. Fire trucks were violently barred not to leave the stations.
A total of five police members fell and 163 members were injured in the violent attacks while four Tatmadaw members fell and one family member was dead. A total of 33 men and two women were killed in identifying them as informers. So, 44 persons were dead and 163 persons injured in the violent attacks. Moreover, social punishment was committed with shaving heads, hanging placards in necks and tattooing faces. Those rioters committed firing at security forces, attacking police stations and destroying evidences intentionally. Weapons and equipment used in violent attacks were found from various areas. Some persons were dead and injured in riotous attacks. Some innocent patients were dead due to lack of opportunity to receive medical treatment because health staff did not abide by ethics.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on his tour of Myeik and Kyunsu of Taninthayi Region and Cocogyun in Yangon Region last week cordially met with officers, other ranks and families of local battalions and explained Tatmadaw’s dutiful serving State responsibilities in accord with the law and said, “Democracy is based on wish of the majority but such wish must be authentic with honest politics. If the wish of the majority is not honest, it is difficult to identify such politics is of democracy”. With regard to events of riotous protests, the Senior General said, “It was seen that some incite the youths to commit the acts against nationality, language, religion and culture so as to cause violence and riots and these attempts are dangerous for the State.” As such, youths need to review their futures and aims and notice incitements and acts of politicians to push them into troubles.
Some media intentionally incite and publish misinformation despite having responsibilities to write news under the correct and bilateral views, avoid presentations harming State peace and tranquility and rule of law and incitement to cause riots. Media blacked out the events with one-sided presentations of setting fire by rioters, killing persons identified as informers in firing tyres, killing persons with breaking their eyes and torturing to kill a woman who innocently did her livelihood. The clarification was used with powerpoint presentation and video clips.
Member of the Union Election Commission U Khin Maung Oo explained tasks of the current Union Election Commission, voting frauds before and after the 2020 election, events of putting pressure to cause voting frauds, inspection of voter lists, talks of those who saw pressure imposed for causing voting fraud in the election and those who were ordered to commit such acts with the use of video clips and evidences.
UEC member U Khin Maung Oo, Leader of Information Team of the State Administration Council Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun and representatives of departmental information teams replied to queries raised by media.
Those attending the press conference viewed round facts about the press conference, endeavours of the current UEC, inspection of voter lists, necessary documents, seized home-made arms and equipment.
The press conference was also attended by reporters from local news agencies, daily newspapers, local TV broadcasting stations and local-based foreign news agencies. —MNA