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Governmental mission holds talks with representatives from political parties, leaders of Islam religious organizations

Union Minister U Thein Swe talking to leaders of Islam religious organizations after meeting with them in Sittway to clarify the true situation of violent armed attacks .
Union Minister U Thein Swe talking to leaders of Islam religious organizations after meeting with them in Sittway to clarify the true situation of violent armed attacks .

A GOVERNMENTAL mission comprising union ministers and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu separately met with representatives from political parties and Islam religious organisations at the office of the Rakhine State Government in Sittway, Rakhine State, yesterday.
Meeting with representatives from the political parties, Chief Minister U Nyi Pu clarified that measures are being taken to deal with the 9 October deadly attacks in accordance with the law, paying attention to prevalence of peace and stability in Rakhine State.
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint said that the issue in Rakhine is a national concern, calling for solving the issue in order to improve the image of the country.
Chairman of the Rakhine state Union Solidarity and Development Party Dr San Shwe has urged the government to make long-term plans not to make the issue more serious, denouncing the attacks posing threats to the rule of the law in the state.
U Thar Tun Hla, Member of the Arakan National Party, expressed the party’s willingness to cooperate with authorities in assisting in rule of law enforcement, stressing the need to provide full security to ethnic villages.
U Aung Pann Thar, Executive Committee Member of the Rakhine State National League for Democracy, suggested the governmental mission take the attacks into serious consideration, calling for systematic scrutinising of citizenship processes.
An ANP’s State secretary- general also questioned the education and health staff of the state.
Member of the National Unity Party also questioned the security of the coast of Maungtaw and measures being taken by the community. Union Minister U Thein Swe replied to their questions by saying that the government has discharged its duties in a timely manner with full accountability.
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint said that he was glad to learn that it was necessary to cooperate with all and pointed out the need to cooperate with the government on national issues including the security problems.
In the evening, the union ministers and the chief minister and party met with Islamic leaders from IDP camps in Sittway at the Western Regional Command Headquarters.
The leaders of Islamic organizations said that they were ready to abide by the law and denounced the recent attacks, urging the government to take deterrent action against anyone who are involved in the violence. They also said that people in Sittway, Maungtaw and Mrauk-U are just victim of violence in 2012.

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