Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win met officers, other ranks and families of Kalaw and Aungban stations at the station hall Kalaw of Shan State (South) this evening.
Also present were Lt-Gen Aung Zaw Aye from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), Chief of Staff (Air) Lt-Gen Tun Aung, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), Commander of Eastern Command Brig-Gen Ni Lin Aung and officers, other ranks and families of Kalaw and Aungban stations.
At the meeting, the Vice-Senior General explained the situation of the canvassing campaigns of the 2020 general election, during the general election and the post-election period, a gigantic error of 10.4 million in the voter list of over 39.2 eligible million voters, the frequent demands made by the people and the political parties concerned to the Union Election Commission to solve the matter in a transparent way, the ignorance of those demands by the UEC led by U Hla Thein, the rejection of the request to hold a special session on the voter list errors by the speaker of the Hluttaw, President U Win Myint’s total rejection of the final request to solve the problem through the meeting of the National Defence and Security Council for two times, the refusal of a personal request to check the voter list with the newly-formed UEC, to postpone the programme to summon the new Hluttaw during the time the lists were under inspection and the President to solve the issue in time.
He also said attempts were made to convene the third Hluttaw without clearing all the doubts about the error in the voter list that exceeded 10.4 million in numbers with the intention of taking over the three organs of power through unfair means. Hence, the Tatmadaw had to declare the state of emergency under Sections 417 and 418 without revoking the 2008 Constitution to serve the duties of the State during the designated period. The Tatmadaw set up the State Administration Council, adopted the five future work programmes and is implementing them.
Security forces are using the minimum force and rules at the lowest level in controlling the anarchic riots in accord with the 1956 Law on the riot manual of the government of the Union of Myanmar and the 2015 mob control manual of the Myanmar Police Force of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Some civil servants who are misled into participating in the CDM are facing socio-economic losses.
Officers, other ranks and families should have unity and security awareness. He also explained the dos and don’ts for the servicemen and their families to stay away from acts that may tarnish the image of their institution.
The Vice-Senior General and party presented foodstuff and gifts to officers, other ranks and families of Kalaw and Aungban stations through the respective officials.
After the meeting, the Vice-Senior General and party cordially greeted officers, other ranks and family members who attended the meeting.—MNA