Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivers speech at Tatmadaw Central Organizing Committee

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edid 2Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Jan— As carrying out organizing tasks is unifying forces, it is necessary for defence services personnel to build internal unity of the defence services and unity between the defence services and the people, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who also chairs the Tatmadaw Central Organizing Committee, said at the 1/2005 meeting of the committee at the meeting hall of the Office of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (Army) on Monday.
Defending the nation together with people’s power, defence services personnel are required to perform their duties not only from the military point of view but also from the administrative, political and economic points of view, the senior general added. The senior general continued to say that welfare of personnel and their families including food, clothing, housing, transportation, carrying out manageable level farming, healthcare and education enhancement programs should be carried out for the internal unity of the defence services while defence services personnel are required to abide by code of conducts for personnel and laws, rules and regualtions. For the unity between defence services personnel and the people, it is necessary for the personnel to engage in regional development tasks, offer aids as soon as possible in the event of natural disasters, provide healthcare for the needy people in remote areas and participate in promotion of life standards of rural people, the senior general said. In addition, the senior general pointed out that defence services personnel are also required to help departments in immigration issues like infiltration of people who are not nationals.
The Tatmadaw has appointed over 500 female officers including 14 colonels, two of whom are performing duties as commanders, and 14 lieutenant colonels to reveal the power of women who make up over 50 percent of the population and plans are underway to appoint more female officers, according to the senior general. In addition, the Tatmadaw is inviting ethnic armed groups to the path for peace and is necessary to take measures for stability and the rule of law for the success of 2015 elections.—Myawady

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