Tatmadaw True News Information Team meets media at press conference

Nay Pyi Taw November 27

Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun from the Tatmadaw True News Information Team this morning met with media at the Tatmadaw press conference at the Defence Services Museum, here, and replied to queries raised by media.

Before the press conference, offi-cials of the Directorate of Medical Services of the Office of the Com-mander-in-Chief (Army) performed measuring of body temperatures of attendees who then took a seat in designated distance for preven-tion of COVID-19 and systemati-cally asked questions.

First, Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun from the Tatmadaw True News Information Team clarified matters related to prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19, opening of quarantine centres and treatment centres by the Tatmadaw for acco-mmodating patients with positive result and accepting members of the Sangha, nuns and civilian people to provide treatment, duty assignments of the medical teams comprising specialist medical officers, nurses and technicians from the Tatmadaw in rotation at COVID-19 treatment hospital (Phaunggyi), conducting medical tests on civilian patients with the use of COVID-19 diagnostic machines at Defence Services General Hospitals and donations of rice, edible oil, salt, gram and alms to monasteries, nunneries, Parahita centres and other religious associations in respective areas of military commands.

The clarification continued acts of ethnic armed organizations in breaking disciplines in respective military command areas, occurrences of fighting, seizures of narcotic drugs, and emphasis being placed on drug eradication.

Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun explained arresting of 61 persons who illegally smuggled timber together with 12 ship and motor schooners used along rivers and creeks streaming into the western sea in Taungup Township and seizures of about 1,627.2191 tons of timber in various sizes (estimated value about Ks-3,902.3 million) in October and Nove-mber as the Tatmadaw exposed to arrest them not to illegally extract State-owned natural resources in Rakhine State for their interests and performed duty on rule of law and local security, and use of Tatmadaw’s planes and helicopters to transport foods and election equipment to remote areas and take back local service personnel.

The explanation focused on ceasing the military movements till the end of November and releasing the statements for successful holding of the 2020 general election, effective carrying out of prevention and control of COVID-19 and effective and successful implementation of the Part 3 of Union Accord, releasing of the announcements on stance on EAOs regarding the election and urging them to successfully hold the election, taking security measures of road transport for towns and villages during the election period, formation of the Peace Talks Com-mittee of the Tatmadaw for ethnic armed organizations emphasizing dialogue to successfully restore eternal peace to continue talks with the Tatmadaw if necessary, and three plans of the Peace Talks Com-mittee of the Tatmadaw to continue talks for further strengthening of peace with signatory ethnic armed organizations in accord with the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), to hold more discussions with non-signatory ethnic armed organizations until they have signed the NCA and to hold necessary talks until the eternal peace could be restored successfully.

Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun from the Tatmadaw True News Information Team clarified meetings of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services with officers, other ranks and families from respective military stations on his trips to Hmawby Station in Yangon Command, Kengtung, Mongton, Monghsat and Tachilek stations in Triangle Region Command in November, arriving at Monghsat where the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services received U Nyi Kat at the rank of deputy commissar from UWSA “Wa” group and party, and provision of supplies for prevention of COVID-19 and necessary assis-tance for regional development.

Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun from the Tatmadaw True News Information Team replied to queries raised by media persons.

The press conference was atten-ded by reporters from local news agencies, daily newspapers, journals, local TV broadcasting stations and local-based foreign news agencies, totalling 27.