Tatmadaw has to continued to play a role in national politics for the political stability and ethnic affairs of the country, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told senior military officers in his speech at the National Defence University yesterday morning.
The senior general pointed out that provisions for emergency situations are included in the Constitution of Myanmar, 2008 and members of the Defence Services are required to learn the situations on the ground and to work in the interest of ethnic people.
Part of the mission of his officers, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said, is to successfully run manageable agricultural and livestock farms and to adopt thrifty measures. The senior general explained that this was because food is essential.
In the administrative sector, the rule of law cannot be maintained by the police alone and the public is obliged to live in accordance with moral principles, he said.
In conclusion, he said that Tatmadaw is building a standard army that possesses defence capabilities through preparation, training and the upgrading military hardware. He urged all to build the defence capabilities of the Tatmadaw in local and international contexts and financial constraints.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win and senior military officers.