Take pride in your own profession after constituting the legality, people’s confidence, personal dignity and integrity of Police Force

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Vice President U Myint Swe attends 53rd Myanmar Police Force Day Celebration in Nay Pyi Taw.  Photo: MNA

“All of Myanmar Police Force, in carrying out the duties and enforcement of law should be transparent, accountable and responsible. Only then can the police constitute the integrity, dignity, people’s confidence and legality and take pride in the profession, always striving for the good of the country and people.” said Vice President U Myint Swe in the opening address of 53rd Myanmar Police Force Day Celebration at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw at 9am yesterday morning.
Then he added that the police force shall promote the relation with media so as to be able to render information immediately to people and mitigate the people’ fear from crime, thus gaining the confidence of people on Myanmar Police Force.
“Now the world is changing at an alarming rate with creations in high tech, and accordingly new generation of crimes, terrorism and instability are brought about together with the advancement of technology. So police need training to cope with those crimes and to keep abreast with the police of other countries”, he continued.
To enhance the capacity, Myanmar police force is now undergoing training in foreign countries in cooperation with EU, Interpol, Aseanpol, AFP, DEA, MPS. The workshops are also being held in relation with human rights, rule of law with the assistance of UNDP, UNICEF, UNDOC, ICRC, OHCHR and UN.
The Vice President also stressed that cooperation of people, local and international NGOs are crucial in controlling the various crimes as the crimes are closely intermingled with social, environmental, economical and drug problems. Among the crimes, drug related crime is the most important to handle and it has become the issue of national level. Myanmar has been striving at her utmost effort to control and wipe out the drug abuse and drug trafficking in cooperation with Greater Mekong countries, Asean countries and other countries such as US, Russia, India, Bengladesh and Korea.
“Myanmar has laid 5-year project to combat human trafficking in person. Now 2017-2021 plan is being implemented with policy of cooperation, prevention, legal charging and rehabilitation. It is heartening to hear that according to the annual report issued annually by America, Myanmar was graded Tier 3 in 2016 and promoted to Tier 2 Watch list in 2017,” he explained.
Then, Union Minister for Home Affairs, Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe awarded the Medal of Courage pertaining to the police performance to six police, Deputy Minister, Maj-Gen Aung Soe delivered Medals to 16 police and Police Maj-Gen Aung Win Oo gave the medals to 18 police.
Afterwards, Vice President U Myint Swe took the documentary photo together with the attendants to the ceremony and looked around the exhibition booths of Myanmar Police Force. The Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw, Man Win Khaing Than, Chairman of Constitutional Tribunal, U Myo Nyunt, Chairman of Union Election Commission, U Hla Thein, Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw, U Ti Khun Myat, Union Ministers, Union Attorney General, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council, Governor of Central Bank of Myanmar, Military officials, Deputy Ministers, diplomats, heads of departments and invited guests attended the ceremony.—Myanmar News Agency

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