President vows to defend Myanmar’s territory

President Thein Sein vowed not to lose an inch of Myanmar’s territory on Monday while visiting Pyin Oo Lwin Military Hospital to comfort the officers and soldiers who were wounded in clashes with Kokant rebels.
He made the vow after honouring the spirit of soldiers who were wounded in previous battles with the enemies. He stressed that it was the military personnel of successive eras who fought many historic battles to defend the country.
The president also presided over a ceremony to donate cash to fallen and wounded officers.
At the ceremony, the president and Union ministers provided Ks90 million to the families of fallen soldiers and Ks10 million to the wounded soldiers.
Since fighting started on February 9 between the government troops and combined forces of Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Arakan Army, nearly 50 government soldiers have been killed and over 70 wounded, the military announced.