Governmental mission to clarify local people in Rakhine State about deadly attacks on border posts

Following the deadly attacks on three border posts in Rakhine State, the Union Government sent a mission today to Rakhine to inform residents about the genuine situation of the attacks as part of an effort to maintain peace and stability.
The mission led by Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint comprises Union Minister U Thein Swe, Chief Minister of Rakhine State U Nyi Pu, Deputy Ministers Maj-Gen Myint Nwe, Maj-Gen Aung Soe, Maj-Gen Than Htut and U Khin Maung Tin, Rakhine State Minister Col Htein Lin and Dr Chan Thar, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung, Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Brig-Gen Aung Win Oo.
From 11th to 14th October, they will meet with local people, departmental employees and their families in Maungtaw, Buthitaung and Rathedaung townships, where violent attacks happened in small hours of 9th October and will clarify the situation of the attacks not to cause worry and panic.
Following the attacks, the Union Government urged everyone to behave in accordance with the law, as a human rights report on Myanmar was scheduled to submit at the third committee meeting at the UN.
Violent armed attackers targeted three border posts in Rakhine State in the small hours of 9th October, killing nine policemen and injuring five.—GNLM

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