Nay Pyi Taw, 6 April — Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham addressed senior government officers upon completion of a training course Monday at the President’s Office, telling them to think critically and warning them against corrupt conduct.
The vice president said the refresher course would improve the ability of department leaders to implement the projects of current and future governments.
He urged the officers to develop critical thinking and leadership skills, and foster the ability to understand the thinking of people from all social strata.
The vice president said the senior officers must undertake their work with the best of intentions, and put into practice their theoretical knowledge.
He also said the time and resources dedicated to the refresher courses would be wasted on those who tarnish their departments through corrupt behaviour.
The vice president also welcomed the recently discovered white elephant, only the ninth of its kind ever found, by spraying fragrant water together with Union Minister U Thein Nyunt and deputy ministers U Than Tun and Dr Daw Thet Thet Zin in the precinct of Uppatasanti Pagoda, here, on Monday morning.
The vice president and party greeted the white elephant, revered in Myanmar culture as a symbol of good luck, by calling its name, “Thiri Marlar,” three times each.
The ninth white elephant, revered as a symbol of good luck, is thought to be about seven years old. The 6.25-foot-high female was found in Thalatkhwa forest reserve in Pathein Township, Ayeyawady Region, on 27 February.MNA