Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win met officer trainees, permanent officers and other ranks and their families at the local battalion and the Defence Services Technological Academy (DSTA) in PyinOoLwin Township separately yesterday morning.
Also present were Lt-Gen Aung Zaw Aye of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) and the Commander of Central Command. At the meetings, the Vice-Senior General explained details about handover of the State duty to the Tatmadaw in accord with Articles 417 and 418 of the Constitution after acting President U Myint Swe declared a state of emergency on 1 February 2021, the formation of the State Administration Council with senior military officers and civilians and the implementation of the five future tasks and nine objectives, lopsided accusations on international media and social networks and by local foreign news agencies describing security forces’ legitimate handling and dispersal of the riots and protests in violent and anarchy-style incidents of anti-government protesters as use of force, taking of control measures in conformity with the rules of the Riot Manual Law-1956 passed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Rules of the Manual-2015, security forces’ handling of the peaceful protests from 5 to 22 February and security forces’ handling of the situation in line with the step-by-step procedures of riot handling and dispersal of protesters after 23 February following a discussion for a certain period about the acts which damage the human integrity by shaving eyebrows and haircut as punishment, putting a placard on the detained man as a criminal and tattooing on foreheads and cheeks without respecting the human integrity, threatening in the community, disturbing and attacking non-CDM participants and those unwilling by regarding them as government informers and till they could lose their lives and hanging women’s longyis on the roads and using the images of revered monks, which are contrary to Myanmar’s culture and custom.
The Vice-Senior General also explained the direct and indirect responsibilities of the Tatmadaw members and families during the specific time when duties of the State are being shouldered in accord with Sections 417 and 418 of the Constitution, the assurance of a faultless security system at military headquarters and an unbreakable internal unity, the restoration of permanent peace with NCA-signatory EAOs, further endeavours for the remaining groups to sign the NCA, the need for all the Tatmadaw families, as an individual, a family or a community, to stay away from committing acts that may tarnish the image of the institution they are involved in, the Tatmadaw and the State knowingly or unknowingly or intentionally or unintentionally, to have the awareness of the acts to sow seeds of distrust between the Tatmadaw and its brother organization, the Myanmar Police Force, and the need to continue the ongoing bilateral cooperation, the aids being provided by the leaders of the State and the Tatmadaw for the Tatmadaw and MPF members and their families, and the credit given to the security forces for their 24-hour services.
Then, the Vice-Senior General and party presented foodstuffs manufactured by the factories of the Defence Services and gifts to officer trainees, permanent officers and other ranks and their families of the local units and DSTA through officials.
After the meeting, they cordially conversed with officer trainees, permanent officers, other ranks and their families.
Later, they visited the military hospital in PyinOolwin, asked after the health of officers, other ranks, MPF members and civilian patients, receiving treatments there, individually, and presented gifts to them.—MNA