Suu Kyi tells scouts to care for others

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Aung San Suu Kyi attends a ceremony for the Myanmar Scout Association on December 23.

A ceremony of the Myanmar Scout Association to celebrate rejoining the world movement was held at the diamond jubilee hall at Yangon University on December 23 and attended by State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Union of Burma Boy Scouts was dissolved by the Ne Win government in 1964. The current organisation was formed in 2012 and became a member of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement this year.

At the ceremony, Aung San Suu Kyi, a former member of the scouting movement, delivered the ceremony: "The motto of the scouts is 'be prepared'. The meaning is whatever challenges appear in life, there are many ways to face these challenges.

"The most important thing is to choose the right way to solve these challenges. It is unwise to face problems with an incorrect attitude. Doing so is not beneficial to oneself and the public," she said.

"Every human beings is self-centred but we must control this. Caring for others is the opposite. While doing scout duties, remember to care for others. In our country, we are working for peace and everyone knows it,” said Suu Kyi.

Myanmar was officially accepted on August 11 as the 164th World Scouting member.

Translated by May Aung Shwe