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August 08, 2020

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits injured personnel and IDPs from Laukkai area

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing comforts a soldier who sustains injuries in the fight against Kokang  renegade troops.—Myawady
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing comforts a soldier who sustains injuries in the fight against Kokang renegade troops.—Myawady

Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Feb — As Defence Services Personnel are waging the just war to defend the sovereignty of the state, monks and people are supporting them, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told the injured personnel and their families at PyinOoLwin Station Military Hospital on Sunday while visiting officers and other ranks who had sustained injuries in Laukkai area.
The senior added that on behalf of the Tatmadaw and the country, he was proud of officers and other ranks who fought in Laukkai area bravely, saying that the injured were carried to hospital by helicopter and car as soon as possible and they will be given best treatments until they completely recover while food and accommodation for visiting family members will be provided.
The senior general, together with wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Chief of Staff (Army, Navy and Air) Gen Hla Htay Win and senior military officers and their wives and Commander of Central Command Maj-Gen Soe Htut, arrived at the hospital  and visited injured personnel in Laukkai area one by one while the wife of the senior general presented cash award and food items to them.
Then, the senior general attended to the need of the hospital. Afterward, the senior general and party met with the families of the injured at the hall of the hospital and presented cash and food.
The senior general and party, together with Commander of Northeast Command Maj-Gen Aung Soe, proceeded to Lashio Station Military Hospital and visited injured personnel in Laukkai area before presenting cash award and food for them. Then, the senior general met with families of personnel who sacrificed their lives in Laukkai area and presented cash awards. The senior general expressed his word of empathy for those who sacrificed their lives in the area.
Lt-Gen Aung Than Htut and Commander Maj-Gen Aung Soe reported to the senior general on the fighting in the area at the command, and the senior general attended to the needs of operations.
The senior general and party, then, went to Thirimingalar Mansu Shan Monastery in Lashio and met with internally displaced persons taking refuge there before presenting K 10 million, 100 bags of rice and food donated by Defence Services (Army, Navy and Air). The senior general also presented cash award and food for police officer Soe Aye Tun, who sacrificed his life in Laukkai before paying homage and donating offertories for the abbot of the monastery.
Defence services personnel had to defend bravely by sacrificing their lives as Kokang renegade groups launched military operations in Laukkai with the aim of disrupting administrative and government mechanism. As the fighting were fierce, some Tatmadaw lost their lives while some others were injured and they were transported to military hospitals by helicopter and car immediately. The bone pots of those who lost lives in the fighting were aslo buried at military headquarters concerned properly, according to sources.—Myawady

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