Confession of a Military Officer who had Joined CDM and Returned to Legal Fold after Seeing the Light

Major Myo Min Tun from local battalion in Kyaukkyi military station area absented himself without leave at the military outpost where he had been ordered for active duty of frontline mission for various reasons on 24 February 2022. He left the military outpost without arms. Starting from 20 March, the officer described and posted the fabricated narratives about the military-related matters and others intending to damage the internal unity of the Tatmadaw on its social media networks according to the instructions of NUG/CRPH terrorist group. Meanwhile, the officer, during his CDM, perceived what was right or what was wrong after getting pressured and discriminated, and feeling insecurity of his living condition, and eventually decided to face the penalties given by the Tatmadaw and the State for his offences, and returned to legal fold.

          Excerpts from the confessions of the officer are as follows –

  • While he was serving as an acting Commending Officer, he illegally spent the Regimental Fund and faced financial difficulties. During that time, he considered to join CDM due to the incentive of NUG claiming that the CDM-activists of Tatmadaw personnel have opportunities of migrating to and living in Australia.
  • When he arrived at Hpa-pun on operation duty, he got contact with Nyi Thuta. As the latter said, if he joined CDM, he would be sent to Australia from Mae Sot of Thailand. Therefore, he joined CDM on 24 February 24.
  • Afterwards, he arrived at Myanmar migrant school called Sar Mu Htaw located in Kat-pi-ban ward of Mae Sot from Mae La Mao township of Thailand. During his stay at the school, he was forced to use media and had to discuss the matters that disrupt the internal unity of the Tatmadaw on “Pyi-thu-pan-tine” Facebook page with the contact of Nyi Thuta.
  • Although he thought he would be able to migrate to a third country, they did not do so as they promised and he was merely treated as an ordinary migrant worker.
  • The rumours and propaganda, saying military CDMers would be sent to third countries including Australia with the help of UNHCR, are found out to be just fabricated incentives.
  • He had also witnessed that the moral insecurity and daily living hardships of  CDM activists of the Tatmadaw personnel, police members, and civil servants as well as their stateless conditions without future. Moreover, some CDM staffs who are not useful for NUG terrorist groups are being ignored and left in persecution.
  • During his CDM, he was repeatedly forced to attack against the Tatmadaw security outposts.
  • He said that if military officers and other ranks commit the desertions after believing the incentives and persuasions of opposing groups on social media, they will have to survive with the support of NUG terrorist group and certainly be involved in saying the lies on social media as well as in the acts of terrorism as they are asked to. 
  • He has never heard of any news or report that any of Tatmadaw personnel, police members, civil servants and CDMers has arrived at Australia.
  • If a graduate military officer with the rank of Commander Officer like him did not arrive Australia, the incentive of sending CDM military personnel will undoubtedly be impossible for other ranks.

Although he was a military officer to lead a military unit, he committed the major crimes such as failure to serve his assigned duty, illegally spending the regimental fund, joining CDM after absenting himself at assigned outpost without leave, saying lies on social media with the instruction of NUG. Therefore, he knew himself he will face heavy penalty for the crimes he had committed. However, he vividly saw what was right and what was wrong, and returned to legal fold with his consent after deciding to sincerely receive the penalty given by the State and the Tatmadaw.

Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (6-10-2022)

  • While Major Myo Min Tun was serving as an acting Commending Officer, he illegally spent the Regimental Fund and faced financial difficulties. During that time, he considered to join CDM due to the incentive of NUG claiming that the CDM-activists of Tatmadaw personnel have opportunities of migrating to and living in Australia.
  • Although he thought he would be able to migrate to a third country if he join CDM, they did not do so as they promised and he was merely treated as an ordinary migrant worker.
  • The rumours and propaganda, saying military CDMers would be sent to third countries including Australia with the help of UNHCR, are found out to be just fabricated incentives.
  • He knew himself he will face heavy penalty for the crimes he had committed. However, he vividly saw what was right and what was wrong, and returned to legal fold with his consent after deciding to sincerely receive the penalty given by the State and the Tatmadaw.

 

 

engdate: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 08:00
month: 
October, 2022