Chairman of State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing Addresses Senior Officer Instructors and Officer Trainees of National Defence College through Videoconferencing

The Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing addressed the senior officer instructors and officer trainees of National Defence College (NDC) through videoconferencing on 9 March as follows:

  • The NDC is giving lectures with the goal of providing trainees with assistance and knowledge for higher level duties.  In addition to senior military officers, senior officers from the ministries are also included in the trainees.
  • Trainees should have the correct knowledge of the four outlooks as they are shouldering not only the Defence duties but also the administrative task. The training is conducted for trainees with the purpose of serving the national causewith good perception but not a politics.
  • Myanmar has possessed sovereignty, firm territorial land and waters and a strong history.
  • Pyu city states that flourished during the post-Bagan period between 925 BC and 94 AD stand witness to the country’s high civilization. Pyu history was studied together with historical evidence during the recent visit to Beikthano ancient cultural zone.
  • Because of their high civilization, Pyu culture and literature must be identified and conserved. The high civilization can be handed down by preserving the past civilization. Hence, Pyu language was included as a subject in the lectures at the Defence Services Academy.
  • The following are successive governments of the country from the time independence was restored in 1948: Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League (AFPFL) government from 1948 to 1958, Caretaker Government from 1958 to 1960, AFPFL (Clean) from 1960 to 1962, Revolutionary Council and Burma Socialist Programme Party from 1962 to 1988,Tatmadaw government from 1988 to 2010, democratic governments from 2010 to 2020, and SAC from 2021 till today.
  • Constitution was drawn during the independence struggle and it was passed by the National Constituent Assembly in 1947. It was not ratified by the entire nation. The 1974 Constitution and the 2008 Constitution were ratified by the votes of the entire nation.
  • The Senior General discussed in detail the rivalry between socialism and capitalism during the pre-independence and early post-independence periods, Ethnic Armed conflicts appeared due to the divide-and-rule policy of the colonialists, Tatmadaw government’s endeavours to pave the way to multi-party democracy, the situations during the first and second democratic governments and political, economic, administrative and Defence history of the country.
  • The SAC prioritizes the task of scrutinizing voter lists, the first point of the five-point roadmap. The extent of vote rigging found by Union Election Commission is even larger than the one identified by the Tatmadaw.
  • The election is the lifeblood of democracy and the elected persons directly or indirectly elect the president and the persons who will serve the State’s administrative, judicial and legislative duties. So,they must be the Members of the Hluttaw who were elected through an honest election and must truly represent the people.
  • Regarding the election, the voter list is based on the census,and such a process has been applied in successive eras. The national census was enumerated across the nation in 2014. Hence, Myanmar was involved on the list of 10 countries for the most firm census in the world, according to the press release issued by the United Nations.
  • The eligible voter list in the 2015 general election was based on the census, and its amount hit 34.29 million, and more than 38.27 million of eligible voters in the 2020 general elections.
  • In reviewing it, Myanmar’s population rate accounted for less than one percent in 2010, according to the population statisticians and experts.
  • One percent increased rate for 34.29 million of eligible voters collected in 2014 would be 340,000 persons per year. Five years increased people would amount to 1.7 million voters. So,the possibly largest number would be two million voters.However, it was impossible that number of eligible voters in 2020 hit 38.27 million.
  • It can be seen that the voter list was not based on the firm census, so the voter list was not correct. Voter lists were announced but these were different from the accounts. So, it was found that attempts were made for the winning the election through malpractices.
  • Tatmadaw assumed the State responsibilities as a national duty for ensuring the firm multi-party democratic system, according to the electoral frauds in the 2020 multi-party democracy election.
  • As economy is a primary drive for a country, it isnecessary to manage economic development without fail. In the first term of the democratic government, the economy of the nation gained development but faced trade deficit.
  • In the second term of the democratic government, the GDP of the nation declined with more than US$12.61 billion of trade deficit.In the first and second terms of the government, trade deficit reached some US$25 billion.
  • The economic outlook is interrelated with the political outlook. So, if efforts can be made for economic growth, a peaceful and prosperous country will be built. Only when the economy booms will the people have a higher living standard. So, efforts must be made for enhancement of economic outlook and economic management capacity for the nation.
  • As encouragement is lesser for education in states, authorities need to encourage development of education. In the democratic way selected by the people, the country requires the well-versed human resources.
  • The State Administration Council is emphasizing two national processes as prosperity of the State and food sufficiency and two political processes as strengthening the genuine, disciplined multi-party democracyand building the Union based on democracy and federalism.
  • Hence, it is necessary to implement the Union country exercising the federalism for sharing equal power and rights to the ethic people residing in theUnion. If so, they will have to enjoy the equal rights. The democratic administration manages the constriction of the Union based on democracy and federalism. The Defence sector must be implemented as a national Defence system with all-inclusiveness of the citizens.
  • It is necessary to carry out the reform process for based political, economic andadministration sectors based on the rural area where more than 70 percent of the people are residing. The State will firmly implement the multi-party democracy selected by the people.

The Senior General said that he took a time for explaining the histories and needs for construction of the nation to contribute to the duties that the senior officer trainees would serve after completion of the training. Then the Senior General urged senior officer trainees to strive for broadening their horizons to have political, economic, administrative and Defence outlooks as the vision of the National Defence College in their practical fields.

  • Myanmar has possessed sovereignty, firm territorial land and waters and a strong history.
  • Pyu city states that flourished during the post-Bagan period between 925 BC and 94 AD stand witness to the country’s high civilization. Pyu history was studied together with historical evidence during the recent visit to Beikthano ancient cultural zone.
  • Because of their high civilization, Pyu culture and literature must be identified and conserved. The high civilization can be handed down by preserving the past civilization. Hence, Pyu language was included as a subject in the lectures at the Defencce Services Academy.
  • The election is the lifeblood of democracy. So, the elected persons who were elected through an honest election and must truly represent the people.
  • Tatmadaw assumed the State responsibilities as a national duty for ensuring the firm multi-party democratic system, according to the electoral frauds in the 2020 multi-party democracy election.
  • The economic outlook is interrelated with the political outlook. So, if efforts can be made for economic growth, a peaceful and prosperous country will be built.
  • The State Administration Council is emphasizing two national processes as prosperity of the State and food sufficiency and two political processes as strengthening the genuine, disciplined multi-party democracy and building the Union based on democracy and federalism.
  • It is necessary to implement the Union country exercising the federalism for sharing equal power and rights to the ethic people residing in the Union.
  • It is necessary to carry out the reform process for based political, economic and administration sectors based on the rural area where more than 70 percent of the people are residing. The State will firmly implement the multi-party democracy selected by the people.
engdate: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 18:45
month: 
March, 2022