September 25, 2017

No reason not to accept election results: Senior General

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing casting vote for  Amyotha Hluttaw representative in Zeyathiri Township. Photo: Myawady
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing casting vote for Amyotha Hluttaw representative in Zeyathiri Township. Photo: Myawady

THE Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told the media after casting his vote in yesterday’s general election that the results will be accepted.
Defence services personnel and their families cast their votes at polling stations across the country during the general election, which began at 6 am on Sunday.
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla cast their votes at polling station No. 1 in the compound of the Commander-in-Chief’s (Army) office in Anarawhta Ward, Zeyathiri Township in Nay Pyi Taw at 9.15 am.
After casting his vote, the senior general responded to questions raised by the media. He said that he hoped that the party most trusted by the people would win the elections and that there was no reason not to accept the election results, as the results are chosen by the people of Myanmar.
He added that he hoped that the representatives of various parties elected by the people would cooperate in the interests of the country’s development.
The senior general also pointed out that it was necessary for the public to abide by the law and to accept the results, which will be announced by the Union Election Commission. He said that any transfer will adhere to the requirements set out in Myanmar’s constitution. The senior general urged the public to exercise their democratic rights responsibly.
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and his wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Joint Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy and Air Force) and Commander-in-Chief (Air Force) General Khin Aung Myint and his wife, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Vice Admiral Tin Aung San and his wife and senior military officers also cast their votes at the same polling station yesterday morning.
Officers and other personnel, along with their families, cast their votes at other polling stations in the compound of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army).
Members of regional military commands also cast their votes at polling stations across the country.
International and local observers, as well as representatives from political parties, monitored the election at the polling stations set up for defence service personnel, while local and foreign media were present to cover the historic elections.— Myawady

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