Who to make a speech at UNGA will be decided at cabinet meeting

Soe Min Htaik

The cabinet meeting will make a decision about who will make a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Thaung Tun, National Security Adviser, said.

The move came from the press conference on Rakhine issues at the Ministry of State Counsellor Office in Nay Pyi Taw on September 6.

The reporter asked if there was a plan that State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi would make a speech at the UNGA to be held during this month in order to erase fake news as to Rakhine issue spreading to all parts of the world.

Thaung Tun, National Security Adviser, replied that Myanmar attends the UNGA every year and the official instead of the country speaks on this occasion. Aung San Suu Kyi spoke last year. One of the heads of State must be the speaker this year. We must enquire which day Myanmar will make a speech. If we know about it, we will send him to the UNGA. We haven’t decided who will attend the UNGA yet. This matter will be decided at the cabinet meeting.

Another reporter asked which points are based on the news release that terrorist acts may be launched in major cities including Nay Pyi Taw.

Thaung Tun replied that our government pays special attention to security. Protests are taking place in front of Myanmar embassies in Jakarta and Russia. The protesters said that they would respond to Myanmar. People, don’t worry about it. The government is taking security measures in all parts of the country. Live in peace. The new release is to rub out worries. Interrogations are being conducted about arrested terrorists.  

Translated by Win Htut