Tatmadaw holds press conference on Myitkyina shooting incident, dead bodies in Lashio, Mai Ja Yang ethnic conference , relief and rehabilitation works for Rakhine flood victims
THE Tatmadaw held a press conference in Yangon yesterday with Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo giving a press briefing on a shooting incident in Myitkyina, dead bodies found near Mong Yaw village in Lashio Township, an ethnic conference planned in Mai Ja Yang and the Tatmadaw’s relief and rehabilitation works in Rakhine State.
On the Myitkyina shooting incident that occurred on 20 June between an alleged group of eight young people and two defence services personnel that resulted in the death of a victim following what the Tatmadaw claims was an attempt by the victim, a local university student, to snatch away a firearm from Private Maung Maung, Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo elaborated on measures being taken by Tatmadaw in accordance with rules and regulations.
In his briefing on dead bodies found near Mong Yaw village in Lashio he claimed that two unidentified people were shot dead during a clash between a military column and an insurgent group on 25 June and the drugs were later discovered on the two people killed.
Regarding the incident, punitive action will be taken following the findings of the Tatmadaw’s investigation committee and investigation is still ongoing as violations of the army rules and regulations were found.
In his briefing on the Mai Jar Yan ethnic summit, Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo said that Khun Okkar of the PNLO and Saw Ta Mu La of the KNU informed the Tatmadaw that they were preparing for the summit during a meeting between Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and the Peace Process Steering Team led by the KNU’s Saw Mu Tu Sae Po on 30 June in Nay Pyi Taw.
On — 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference, Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo explained the Tatmadaw’s involvement in the government’s peace process, how the implementation of the — 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference is seen as a follow-up of the previous Union Peace Conference based on the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), works of NRPC and UPDJC and cooperation with the government in accordance with the Tatmadaw’s six peace principles.
The Lt-Gen ended his speech on a lighter note, drawing attention to the Tatmadaw’s relief and rehabilitation works in Rakhine State where floods occurred in some townships, saying that relief supplies were delivered to the affected areas by air.—Myawady