Excerpts from Message Sent by Chairman of State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to the Ceremony to Mark Diamond Jubilee Union Day

The excerpts from the message sent by the Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to the ceremony to mark the Diamond Jubilee Union Day 2022 are as follows:

  • In reviewing the history of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, whenever the ethnic nationalities could amicably build the united strength, the country showed off strong capabilities. Nonetheless, whenever the ethnic nationalities lessened unity due to various reasons, the strength of the country was weak. Finally, all ethnic nationals faced the bitter experiences that the country fell under servitude.
  • As colonialist rulers committed wedging among the ethnic nationals in various ways and means to ensure the long term existence of their ruling and exploitation, the ethnic nationals lessened unity during the colonial era. Hence, it is noticeable that a historical lesson showed the disintegration of the Union spirit.
  • In order to regain the independence of the State, ethnic national people firmly joined hands with the Tatmadaw in the independence struggles with relentless efforts and perseverance to overcome various difficulties with the sacrifice of life, blood and sweat for the nation.
  • As a token of the unity based on the Union spirit, all ethnic national people with a vow to regain independence for both hilly and plain areas signed the Panglong Agreement on 12 February 1947. The Union Day was designated in the history of the country starting from 12 February 1947, it now turns 75 years as Diamond Jubilee Union Day.
  • All ethnic national brethren understand well that as the internal armed conflicts triggered by disunity for various reasons soon after regaining the independence cannot be totally solved up to now and the national unity and the Union peace cannot be firmly restored, the country sees delay of the development process. Whenever the Union peace cannot be totally restored, all Union people would have lesser opportunities to share the fruits of development with each other.
  • The government is making utmost efforts with a firm vow for ensuring unity and Union peace to fulfil the requirements of the people and carry out the sustainable and harmonious development tasks. So far, ten Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA). Moreover, they all have realized the common agreements and agreed to the future plans of peace restoration.
  • As all ethnic nationalities must restore the peace for our country, all relevant ethnic organizations and the entire people are urged to emphasize the provisions of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) as much as possible.
  • The Union spirit is a root cause of the independence struggles in history. Likewise, the foundation for building the future Union based on democracy and federalism is also the Union spirit. It is a universal truth.
  • A firm vow that all ethnic national brethren would build the united Union through mutual respect and understanding is the Union spirit. As a peaceful and stable democratic and federal State can be firmly built through the Union spirit, it is necessary to persistently nurture the qualified new generations with a firm Union spirit.
  • The strong and dynamic patriotic spirit of the citizen is crucial for a country. The patriotic spirit is defined as adoring the own country, national races, language, literature and culture and having a feeling against the encroachment on the nation and the national races. The weak patriotic spirit can bring terrible danger to the country and the national races.
  • In the implementation of democratization process, the most important task for the State is Our Three Main National Causes: Non-disintegration of the Union, Non-disintegration of National Solidarity and the Perpetuation of Sovereignty. The entire ethnic national people are urged to safeguard the Our Three Main National Causes forever in joining hands with the Tatmadaw.

I send a message on the significant Diamond Jubilee Union Day and amicably urge all ethnic national people in unison to implement the five national objectives of Diamond Jubilee Union Day 2022 based on the Union spirit.

  • The Union spirit is a root cause of the independence struggles in history. Likewise, the foundation for building the future Union based on democracy and federalism is also the Union spirit. It is a universal truth.
  • A firm vow that all ethnic national brethren would build the united Union through mutual respect and understanding is the Union spirit. As a peaceful and stable democratic and federal State can be firmly built through the Union spirit, it is necessary to persistently nurture the qualified new generations with a firm Union spirit.
  • The strong and dynamic patriotic spirit of the citizen is crucial for a country. The patriotic spirit is defined as adoring the own country, national races, language, literature and culture and having a feeling against the encroachment on the nation and the national races. The weak patriotic spirit can bring terrible danger to the country and the national races.
  • In the implementation of democratization process, the most important task for the State is Our Three Main National Causes: Non-disintegration of the Union, Non-disintegration of National Solidarity and the Perpetuation of Sovereignty. The entire ethnic national people are urged to safeguard the Our Three Main National Causes forever in joining hands with the Tatmadaw.
engdate: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 19:00
month: 
February, 2022