Myanmar promises protection of Muslims

Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Thein Sein promised that he would do everything in his power to protect the rights of Muslims in the predominantly Buddhist country.

Myanmar promises protection of Muslims

World Bulletin/News Desk

Calling on the people of Myanmar to “resist hatred,” Thein Sein said that “some people are abusing the freedom of expression and triggering religious conflicts.”

Sein also indicated that they would take into consideration the suggestions of a commission established under the instruction of the Myanmar government to investigate the violent incidents in the Arakan state.

The commission had suggested that security forces in the region be doubled and that the Muslim population apply for family planning programs so that their size does not increase.

Nearly 200 people lost their lives in the violence that erupted in Myanmar last year. 43 were murdered in the incidents which lasted 3 days in Meikhtila in March.

Last week violence against Muslims spread to Yangon, 80 kilometers from the capital, and 1 person was killed, and many mosques, homes and workplaces were damaged. 

Last Mod: 07 Mayıs 2013, 11:24
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