State Administration Council holds press conference

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The State Administration Council’s Information Team Leader Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun is seen explaining the ongoing political affairs of the country at the press conference on 16 February 2021. Photo: MNA

State Administration Council’s Information Team Leader Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun explained the ongoing political affairs of the country to the media yesterday.

During the press conference, Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun talked about the release of findings on 2020 General Election and solving problems in line with rules, regulations and laws; holding the meeting of National Defence and Security Council on 1 February, announcing the State of Emergency as per Section 417 of the 2008 State Constitution, and transfer of legislative, administrative and judiciary powers to the Tatmadaw in line with Section 418 (a) of the State Constitution in order to prevent deviation from the path of multiparty democracy.

He also explained the report of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, in his capacity of Chairman of the State Administration Council, to the public about situations of the country, the Council’s five key stages of the roadmap, and discussions on development programmes with Union Ministers, officials from Union-level organizations, members of the State Administration Council, UMFCCI and its associates, patron, chairpersons and officials of private banks, administration councils from Nay Pyi Taw, region/state, and self-administered division and zones.
The leader of Information Team also said orders of State pardon and remitting prison sentences, COVID-19 vaccination programme, the import of vaccine, medical services for the public transferred from the hospitals under the Ministry of Health and Sports, cleaning works at the pagodas after closures amid the pandemic, reopening of pagodas on 8 February in line with COVID-19 preventive rules and providing basic household commodities of the Tatmadaw to the public in the areas under the COVID-19 restrictions.

Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun continued to say about violent attacks of protesters against security forces of Tatmadaw members, police forces, vehicles from civil service society and drivers in Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Yangon, Mawlamyine, Myitkyina and Pathein despite Article 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to protect peace and stability of the State, security and the rule of law and to avoid possible chaos as the protests and demonstrations are taking place in major cities.

He added about round-the-clock duties of security forces for ensuring peace and stability in respective regions and states, the press release of Union Election Commission during the term of the State Administration Council, and notifications to the civil service personnel who are failing to perform their duties.

The press conference was attended by the members of State Administration Council’s Information Team, officials from the Tatmadaw True News Information Team, and journalists from local media organizations, dailies, local TVs, foreign media organizations based in Myanmar.—MNA

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