Tatmadaw did not commit the coup d’état but manages the State responsibilities in order to guarantee the democracy, said State Administration Council Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the SAC 11/2021 meeting at the Council Chairman’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
In his opening address, the Senior General said political protests were staged after Tatmadaw had taken the State power. Although the situation of taking over the State responsibilities has been explained many times, some people understood it, but some so didn’t. Now, sabotages are committed via insurgents. They attend the explosive and sabotage courses in the area of armed insurgents. They formed CRPH, NUG and PDF declared as unlawful associations to commit terrorist acts on the destruction route. Myanmar Police Force and administrative bodies are to join hands for taking security measures through the public security system.
Since the country started walking on the path to the multiparty democracy in 2011, it has not yet restored the cent per cent peace in its democratization process amid armed conflicts. Hence, the invitation was extended to hold dialogues on peace in 2011, and the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement-NCA was signed in 2015. Before signing the NCA, gentlemen agreements were sought from ethnic armed organizations.
The Tatmadaw did not commit the coup d’état but manages the State responsibilities to guarantee democracy.
The Tatmadaw took the responsibilities in accord with the Constitution without revocation of the Constitution (2008). The Tatmadaw did not commit the coup d’état but manages the State responsibilities to guarantee democracy.
There are more than 90 parties in the country based on politics, regions and ethnic nationals. They need to carry out politics in unison without diverse concepts. If they do not have unity, they face difficulties in restoring peace and stability. Politicians and media should not commit incitements and spread fake news. The peacemaking process goes on as it is necessary to cease armed conflicts among the ethnic nationals for restoring peace and stability based on security measures.
The council needs to carry out peace and stability of the State, ensure food sufficiency and resurge the economy. It is necessary to undertake agriculture and livestock tasks suitable for the respective regions to improve the rural economy. Encouragements must be given to reoperate the suspended businesses and develop cotton cultivation to produce industrial materials.
Emphasis must be placed on generating hydropower without environmental impacts. Efficient use of water and sufficient electrification will help develop the nation. River water pumping projects must be implemented to improve the agricultural tasks. The government, the political parties, and all citizens need to work in concert to fulfil the nation’s needs.
The council members discussed matters pertaining to effective security measures for reopening of schools, declaration of martial law orders in some townships, exposing those who keep a large amount of money in hand with unscrupulous attempts, the rapid response of media, taking security for the people through public strength, taking action against those who harm banking system and delay of currency circulation, protection for administrative officials and families at different levels, holding of workshops at respective departments for the development of human resources, supply of drinking water in Rakhine State, reclamation of highland farmlands in hilly regions, the appointment of new staff in vacant posts, control of gold mining in Mabein Township and sinking of tube-wells in water shortage areas.
Suppose anyone does not follow the law in a democracy. In that case, it is impossible to restore the rule of law and to implement free, fair and clean democracy.
In his response, the Senior General said efforts are being made to regularize the banking services and currency flow to win the people’s trust. The tax system of the State is being undertaken under the law. Security measures will be taken for the protection of ward/village chairpersons. Relevant ministries must scrutinize the duty and functions of NGOs and INGOs in the country. Appointment of new staff in vacant posts must be carried out under the Public Service Personnel Law, Rules and rules of service personnel and disciplines.
In line with the motto: “National discipline starts at schools”, it is necessary to initiate the disciplines for the nationals, and students need to abide by school disciplines. The students should pay attention to learning. Disciplines must be realized in respective arenas. Suppose anyone does not follow the law in a democracy. In that case, it is impossible to restore the rule of law and to implement free, fair and clean democracy. It is necessary to turn out many educated persons and disseminate the knowledge to each other in the nation to ensure the rule of law. Only when every citizen has the will to build a better country will the country have prosperity. In order to do so, the education sector needs sound foundations. The Senior General invited suggestions from regions and states for the people to have the resurgence of the economy and food sufficiency. — MNA