The funeral of soldiers who died in Myanmar in 2014 was held on Saturday, with the country’s military, military families and friends marking the occasion.
Soldiers from the Myanmar Armed Forces of Myanmar (MFA), who are part of the Myanmar National Defence Force (NDF), laid flowers on a military cemetery in Yangon.MFA soldiers are mourning the deaths of their fellow soldiers and the military officers who died during the unrest.
Some of the dead were buried with their families and the rest with soldiers, while others were buried separately.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of our soldiers in Myanmar and we ask the government to pay the utmost respect to the deceased, and to take appropriate measures for the families of the deceased soldiers,” MFA chief General Myint Saung said at the event.
In addition, the MFA said the Myanmar Defence Force had been asked to ensure that all funeral ceremonies in Myanmar take place in accordance with military orders.
Soldier who died while fighting in Myanmar: ‘The government owes them’The funeral for the soldiers was attended by the families and relatives of the victims, and some of the bodies were carried to the gravesite by military vehicles.
Many soldiers who were killed in the unrest have been identified by their military service number.
On Saturday, Myanmar’s military and police had announced the deaths in the country would be officially announced by the government.
In 2014, a ceasefire was signed in the Myanmar-Myanmar conflict.
The truce was brokered by the United Nations and the International Criminal Court, but the conflict escalated after a failed coup attempt led to the ouster of the government in August.
Since then, more than 7,000 people have been killed and nearly half a million displaced in Myanmar’s two-and-a-half-year conflict.