President Thein Sein warned against terrorist acts that could damage life and properties of citizens in his TV address Thursday evening as more towns in Western part of Bago region only a few tens miles away from the commercial hub Yangon witnessed violence which led to imposing of curfew there. The president highlighted that the constitution allows freedoms of religion. He said the rioting were masterminded by those who manipulated faiths for their own causes.
”These violence and crisis must be seen as one of unavoidable challenges and issues to overcome together in-democratic transition,”he said.
He called on police force which he described as ‘the most responsible’ to contain the situations more strictly.
The president vowed to prevent life and properties of citizens from any destructive with the use of ‘civil-forces’.
He also said rumors and instigations sparked and fueled the violence.
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