Tatmadaw has always worked towards the three main national causes together with the people throughout the ages. And the Tatmadaw will continue to be the guardian of the nation at any time under any government, said State Administration Council Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at a meeting in Myitkyina. The Senior General and his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, accompanied by Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Tun Aung and his wife, senior military officers of the office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and their wives and Commander of the Northern Command Maj-Gen Ko Ko Maung and responsible personnel, met with officers and other ranks of Myitkyina Station at the Bala Minhtin Hall yesterday morning.
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General said: if we look back at the history of the country, it can be seen that there emerged armed conflicts in the nation due to the divide-and-rule policy of British colonialists after their occupation of the Union. That policy sowed discord in the minds of national brethren and it is still a danger to the nation. As a result, there still exist armed conflicts and the country has not achieved peace and stability up to now, about 75 years after her independence.
All the officers and other ranks must see the political history of the nation from the right perspective. After gaining independence, the nation practised parliamentary democracy, there were rivalries between socialists and capitalists before and after independence, the communists went underground in March 1948, Chinese Kuomintang invaded the country by 1950 and the Tatmadaw had to drive them out. Since then, the Tatmadaw has always had to try hard to prevent the disintegration of the Union.
From 1962 to 1988, the country was ruled by the Revolution Council and Burma Socialist Programme Party. But due to mismanagement and the weaknesses of socialism, the country’s economy failed in 1988 and a major political crisis erupted and the country had to be faced with the danger of the disintegration of sovereignty. Therefore, the Tatmadaw had to assume the responsibilities of the State.
After 1988, the Tatmadaw government worked towards the emergence of multiparty democracy keeping in line with the wishes of the people and succeeded in writing the constitution in 2008 and it was approved in the national referendum.
In the first democratic election, the government led by U Thein Sein came to power and the Tatmadaw worked in cooperation with it. In 2015, a new government took office and, due to the weaknesses in the management of the new government, the country was faced with an economic downturn. In the 2020 election, the ruling party used unscrupulous methods to win victory in the election. The Tatmadaw urged all those concerned about the problem of vote fraud. However, the request of Tatmadaw was turned down and the ruling party tried to call the Hluttaw. Therefore, Tatmadaw had to take the responsibilities of the State under the 2008 Constitution.
The Tatmadaw has always worked towards the three main national causes together with the people throughout the ages. And the Tatmadaw will continue to be the guardian of the nation at any time under any government.
Then, the Senior General gave foodstuffs to officers, other ranks and their families and the commander received them on their behalf. The wife of the Senior General also offered cash assistance for the maternal and child welfare association of Myitkyina Station and the wife of the commander received it. — MNA