It is necessary to hand down deserved punishment on the guilty person and not to punish the guiltless person under the wrong judgement, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the inauguration ceremony of the Mon State High Court in Mawlamyine of Mon State yesterday morning.
The Senior General unveiled the signboard of the Mon State High Court whereas Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo, Union Minister for Construction U Myo Thant, Mon State Chief Minister U Zaw Lin Tun, Commander of South-East Command Maj-Gen Myat Thet Oo and Mon State Chief Justice of the High Court U Nyi Nyi Soe formally opened the ceremony.
The Senior General and party sprinkled scented water on the plaque of the high court. The Senior General then viewed round the new building of the high court.
At the meeting hall of the high court, the Union Minister for Construction reported on the construction of the high court. Then, he handed over the documents related to the building to the Chief Justice of the Union.
The Chief Justice of the Union presented a scale model of the high court to the Senior General.
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General said it can be seen that different levels of courts are formed under the Supreme Court of the Union in accord with the Constitution to strive for correctly tackling the cases and not to delay the judicial procedure.
The government expects these different courts built in line with their integrity and characters would be effective in rule of law and the judicial sector.
To win the trust of the people, independent and correct decisions under the law, freedom of corruption, and quick and correct decisions are important for the courts. So also, the courts at different levels should have proper appearance, grandeur and smooth process of court service for the people.
This being so, the Senior General said that the judicial measure is sensitive, and it is necessary to hand down deserved punishment on the guilty person and not to punish the guiltless person under the wrong judgement. The experiences and rationality of the judges are very important in the judicial estate for handing down punishments which can hinder guilty persons not to commit such cases again.
The Senior General expressed his satisfaction that Myanmar is applying ICT technologies as well as AI technology in the judicial sector. Moreover, witnesses are interrogated through videoconferencing.
The government is always emphasizing the progress of the judicial sector and arranging the construction of new buildings for relevant courts and the purchase of technological equipment.
The Senior General recounted that the government built high court buildings in Mandalay Region, Chin and Mon states. In this regard, the Mandalay Region High Court was commissioned into service on 22 January 2022 and the Mon State High Court was inaugurated today.
The Senior General called for keeping court buildings neat and tidy, maintaining court buildings, furniture and records not to be lost and damaged and serving the interests of the people under the law free from corruption.
The Chief Justice of the Union spoke words of thanks for grandly building the high court.
At Mawlamyine Airport, the Senior General heard reports on the upgrading of Mawlamyine airport, a plan underway to build an international airport near Mawlamyine and the improvement of Mawlamyine-Ye railway by Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San.
In his instructions, the Senior General said that arrangements are being made to move the Mawlamyine Airport, and a modern airport will be built for landing and taking off of all types of aeroplanes from airlines to contribute to the development of Kayin and Mon states. He called for the resumption of running passenger trains on the Yangon-Mawlamyine-Ye railway section for rail transport and cargo trains must also be resumed if necessary. The Senior General urged all to strive for the smooth and straight running of the Mawlamyine-Dawei railway section. — MNA