Charity linked to U Thein Sein pledges govt help
Shwe Pyi Taw Thoe Sone Mhat, which is linked to former president Thein Sein, will help the government serve people’s needs in the regions, the group’s patron said.
SHWE Pyi Taw Thoe Sone Mhat, a charity group founded by supporters of former president Thein Sein, will assist the government in serving people’s needs, the organisation’s patron told The Myanmar Times on Sunday.
U Sai Maung Hein, patron of Shwe Pyi Taw Thoe Sone Mhat, stressed that his group is not a political organisation and will help the government in its projects to uplift the lives of the people.
“We will study what is needed in the regions and help the country by cooperating with the current government,” he said at the organisation’s executive committee’s anniversary in Nay Pyi Taw.
During the meeting, the organisation laid out future plans and exposed the procedures for appointing new township committee members to replace those whose term have expired.
Despite being identified as linked to the former president, the organisation stressed its apolitical dimension, focusing on philanthropic projects.
“We speak with our actions. We have no plans to retaliate if someone criticises us,” said U Sai Maung Hein. “The organisation is only conducting philanthropic projects.”
Shwe Pyi Taw Thoe Sone Mhat currently carries out religious and charity work, under the slogan “From People to People,” and has branches in around 200 townships with more than 30,000 members.
“One more project was added to our plan. When we travelled to Moegoke last week, some people told us about the difficulties to teach Buddhism in mountains,” he said. “Arrangements are being made.”
Thein Sein’s party lost to the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy in the 2015 parliamentary elections, which ended decades of military rule in the country.
Members of the Shwe Pyi Taw Thoe Sone Mhat gather at the anniversary meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.