Detailed basic principles for the Chapter "The Role of the Tatmadaw"
The following are the detailed basic principles for the Chapter "The Role of the Tatmadaw" in drafting the State Constitution adopted at the Plenary Session of the National Convention.
|1. The Tatmadaw is the sole existing Tatmadaw which is strong and modern.
2. The Tatmadaw is mainly responsible for safeguarding the State Constitution.
3. The Tatmadaw is mainly responsible for safeguarding non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetuation of sovereignty.
4. The Tatmadaw must play a leading role in safeguarding the Republic of Union of Myanmar against all internal and external dangers. The Tatmadaw is the core armed forces for national defence.
5. With the approval of National Defence and Security Council, the Tatmadaw has the right to administer for participation of the entire people in the State security and defence. The people's militia strategy shall be formed with Tatmadaw's leadership.
6. All the armed forces in the nation shall be under the command of the Tatmadaw.
7. The Defence Services Commander-in-Chief is the Supreme Commander of all armed forces.
8. As a reference in designating the official position of the Commander-in-Chief, the Commander-in-Chief is designated as the Vice-President level.
9. The President shall appoint the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services with the proposal and approval of the National Defence and Security Council.
10. The Tatmadaw has the right to independently administer all affairs concerning the armed forces.
11. Military justice for members of the Tatmadaw may be administered according to law by a panel or by a judge.
12. The decision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services is final in military justice.
13. A law shall be promulgated to provide assistance and care for families of the disabled or fallen Tatmadaw members.
14. The Tatmadaw must render assistance to the people in case of the occurrence of a calamity in the nation that affects the nation and the people.