Both sides’ coordination should not disorder the essence of democracy and should emphasize the creation of chances for them, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the SAC meeting 4/2022 at the SAC Chairman Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
Plan to meet ethnic armed organizations for restoring internal peace
The Senior General said although relevant organizations are striving for the restoration of peace, deserved achievements could not be secured due to some restrictions. Likewise, some EAOs face difficulties with PDF terrorists in their areas. Hence, arrangements are being made to soonest meet with those EAOs. The peace talks will get a reasonable answer, and further talks will be arranged. Both sides’ coordination should not disorder the essence of democracy and should emphasize the creation of chances for them. If so, all the people will taste the independence and democracy which is a primary requirement of the State.
… although relevant organizations are striving for the restoration of peace, deserved achievements could not be secured due to some restrictions. Likewise, some EAOs face difficulties with PDF terrorists in their areas. Hence, arrangements are being made to soonest meet with those EAOs.
Leaders of the ethnic armed organizations together with two members each are invited to the talks. So far, seven NCA signatories and three non-NCA signatories have replied to attend the talks. Some EAOs will send the persons representing the chairmen for their health conditions.
Those representatives must have guarantees. The Senior General expressed his hope that the talks will be held to come out an effective resolution from the talks. These talks will focus on negotiation over the desires of EAOs and the State to be a beneficial meeting.
Need for all students to learn education
A plan is underway to open basic education schools in the coming June. Arrangements are being made to turn out qualified faculty members to be appointed at universities. All teachers must be qualified. All students from basic and higher education need to attend the schools. If they do not complete the learning, not only students and parents but the State will face loss. It means a loss of workable forces for the State as well as for individual citizens. The Senior General urged all students to learn education. So far, more than 50 per cents of students have enrolled the medical universities and more students will enrol there.
Healthcare services for the people and vaccination for the Covid-19 pandemic
As all the people who participated in battling the COVID-19 due to the high infection rate in 2021, they could overcome difficulties. Now, the infection rate reaches less than 0.2 per cent. The WHO released that if the infection rate declines less than five per cent, the disease will be controllable. But, the people need to continuously abide by COVID-19 restrictions not to cause more infection. Chin State and Sagaing Region are less vaccinated, and efforts are being made to administer the COVID-19 vaccination there as much as possible.
Need for the economic development
The government strived for earning incomes. If the country practises the thrifty use of fuel and reduces cooking oil, it can reduce importation and save spending on foreign exchange. Only when farmers can do cultivation of mixed and double crops will the GDP of the country rise. So, the government needs to fulfil the needs of farmers for full cultivation. All the people need to strive for the development of the State economy based on agriculture and livestock.
The first one is the plan of seven EAOs who have signed the NCA to attend the talks and the second is the plans of three non-signatories to attend the talks.
SAC members discussed the installation of machines to check arms and ammunition at the entrances to Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, regions and states, the continuous opening of the ways for remaining EAOs to attend the peace talks, plans to use digital currency and taking action against some personnel who committed malpractices in farmland issues.
In response to the discussions, the Senior General replied that the peace talks will be held with each EAO. The government and the Tatmadaw have guaranteed multiparty democracy and the Union system based on democracy and federalism.
The Senior General continued that priority is being given to peace to assign health staff to necessary regions and states. The peace talks must be based on trust, honesty and interests of the Union.
In his conclusion, the Senior General emphasized peace. He said: “We find two groups in the discussions. The first one is the plan of seven EAOs who have signed the NCA to attend the talks and the second is the plans of three non-signatories to attend the talks. Three signatories will not attend the talks for reasons. Three non-signatories will not join the talks. At this juncture, KNU decided not to attend the talks after showing its wish to attend the talks at first. KNU, KIA and KNPP are related to PDF and CRPH were declared terrorists. Moreover, they are related to some foreign countries. So, we found that they released statements not to attend the talks.
Whenever foreign countries interfere in internal affairs, it is very difficult to ensure the peace and stability of the nation. Myanmar citizens need to decide on the issues in Myanmar. It will never give chance to other countries to decide something.
“Whenever foreign countries interfere in internal affairs, it is very difficult to ensure the peace and stability of the nation. Myanmar citizens need to decide on the issues in Myanmar. It will never give chance to other countries to decide something. Myanmar citizens must decide on the issues of Myanmar. So, we will march towards the political goal that we would go to and the people aspire to after holding the peace talks with our strengths. We have adopted a five-point road map. The achievement of this road map is related to peace issues. So, we will implement the peace issue in harmony with the people’s desire. If the emphasis is placed on a single region or group, we will find that it will be difficult to be conformity with the people’s desires. If one wishes to restore peace actually, one needs to come to the talks with the desire for peace. If people wish to enjoy the fruits of democracy truly, if the entire ethnic people of the Union do it in the Union spirit and they have the perspective to secure the achievement, I think the peace talks would be successful.”
The Senior General said prosperity is based on peace. if all employment opportunities can be created under democratic rules, the country will be prosperous. if so, food will be sufficient. Hence, the target must be set to restore peace to be able to implement the above-mentioned issues. — MNA