January 17, 2018

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects regional stability works in Sittway

Director of Military Engineers explains about border fencing work to Senior General at Regional Control Command in Sittway. Photo: MNA

Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Union Ministers Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe and Lt-Gen Ye Aung arrived in Sittway yesterday afternoon and were briefed by the Regional Control Command (Sittway) Commander.
The briefings concerned a number of topics, including the increased deployment of security personnel in northern Rakhine State after the October 2016 terrorist attacks and reduction of security personnel in February 2017 when regional stability was achieved, which ARSA extremist terrorists took advantage of by recruiting and training for the recent terrorist acts last month. Also discussed were terrorist attacks on local ethnic nationals in June, July and August and step-by-step acts with an aim to destroy the administrative mechanism, deployment of security personnel to counter this and to clear the Mayu Mountain range, terrorist attacks and engagements from 25 August to 5 September, casualties of security personnel and number of terrorists arrested, number of local ethnic national killed, wounded and missing, wards and villages burnt during the events and status of displaced local ethnic nationals. Additional explanations were made on regional stability works conducted, resettling of ethnic nationals to their places of origin, aid provided to villages in the region regardless of race and religion, and medical treatment and health care provided.
Afterward, the head of the Directorate of Military Engineers explained border fencing work and the director of the Medical Corps explained details of six Tatmadaw special field medical teams who treated 4,503 patients in villages from 2 to 18 September. The Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief remarked on obtaining early intelligence, conducting close control and command of security matters by responsible persons in each stage so that there are no mistakes, working together for regional stability, securing border fences and maintaining them for long-term existence, posting security on the border fence, providing humanitarian assistance to ethnic nationals and citizens living in Buthidaung and Maungtaw region, providing full security for ethnic nationals, having adequate forces to conduct security work, following rules and regulations, and assisting in issuance of national verification cards (NVC) and national verification processes. —Myanmar News Agency

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