SPEAKING at the meeting with senior officers at the National Defence University, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said inter alia, that the Master of Defence Studies Degree Course will be of great benefit to the candidates because they can learn a lot from discussion, presentation and writing research papers as part of fufilment of their post graduate studies and that they will be better exposed to the political, economic, executive and defence concepts which can be applied to formulation of plans upon graduation.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing reminded the Master degree candidates of the military’s role in the past. He emphasized that he would not accept deviations from the democratic path the military has paved. The Myawady Daily also quoted the Senior General saying, “The military is being involved in the national political sector to prevent the union from disintegration. Peace and stability count in effectuation of a democratic system suited to our country, he added.
Without stability and the rule of law, there will only be an arbitrary democracy. So, abidance by law matters to effectuate a disciplined democracy. If we really love and cherish democracy, and if we want it to last long, we need to abide by the law. In this regard, military personnel must be role models in living up to the law,” the Senior General said.
Present at the meeting were Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win, high-ranking military officers from the C-in-C’s office and the 79 master’s degree candidate officers, among others.