Union ministers and the chief minister of Rakhine State visited the recently attacked police headquarters in Kyikanpyin, Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State and expressed their sympathies to the bereaved families of the police who died in the line of duty.
Union Ministers Dr Pe Myint and U Thein Swe and Chief Minister U Nyi Pu met with staff, members of the police and their families and gave cash assistance to the bereaved families.
Before meeting and thanking the surviving families, Dr Pe Myint said his prayers were with the members of the police who had lost their lives during the attacks and expressed his deep appreciation for the sacrifices they made.
U Thein Swe vowed to undertake better measures after learning lessons from the recent violent attacks in Rakhine State.
He also added that the Union government would provide mental as well as physical support for the police units and urged them to defeat the enemies together with the Tatmadaw.
Chief Minister U Nyi Pu said the State Counsellor had asked them to fulfil the needs of the elderly and children at the headquarters.
Later, deputy ministers explained the arrangements for long-term benefits for those who had lost their lives and treatments for those who sustained injuries.
Then, the officials presented cash assistance for relatives of those who died in action and those who sustained injuries.
A total of Ks33.125 million, including Ks25.875 million for the fallen police members and Ks7.25 million for the injured, was distributed at the meeting.
The union ministers and party warmly greeted all the members of the police and their families before inspecting the headquarters.—Myanmar News Agency