CNI News
19 January 2024

Northwestern Command armed the Myanandar Militia Force (indigenous) in the Homalin Cantonment, upper Sagaing Region, said local sources. The arming ceremony was held at the Homalin Airforce Headquarters in Homalin on 17th January 2024.

The ceremony was attended by Brig-Gen Thein Tun Oo, commander of the Homalin Cantonment, No.3 Frontier-based Military Strategist, Minister for National Races Affairs of Sagaing Region U Naing Naing Kyaw and invitees, said local sources.

Myanmar Tatmadaw would organize militia strategy for the territorial peace and stability due to battles breaking out across the country, Sr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) said during a meeting with political parties on 6th January 2024.


While militiamen are being armed in the Homalin Cantonment

However, guns that the Tatmadaw armed were very old, did not have strong firing power and were abruptly broken. Moreover, only bullets that are produced by the Tatmadaw could be used. So, the guns could not be used effectively during battles, pointed out military analysts.

So, weapons and ammunition seized by militias and their allies or guns like M-22 should be providedt to militias, they pointed out.