Govt invites cooperation from political parties, civil society organizations in reducing public anxiety

Governmental mission meeting with representatives from political parties and CSOs.
Governmental mission meeting with representatives from political parties and CSOs.

A governmental mission comprising Union ministers has asked cooperation from political parties and civil societies in Rakhine State in reducing anxiety of the people due to rumors related to recent violent armed attacks in the state.
At the meeting in Sittway yesterday, the mission expressed their worries over spreading rumors which followed the violent attacks, urging the representatives from the political parties and civil society organizations not to believe rumors but to official information released by the government.
The mission also pledged to take punitive actions against the attackers and urged the participants to cooperate with government to help relieve the anxieties of the public.
Then, Rakhine State Chairman U Saw Shwe of National Unity Party expressed support for efforts of the government and vowed to cooperate with the government.
Rakhine State Chairman Dr San Shwe of Union Solidarity and Development Party volunteered to distribute food to nationals in Maungtaw area and advised the government to take such matter more seriously with nationalist awareness and security awareness in the future.
Sittway Township General Secretary U Khin Maung Tun of Arakan Patriot Party called for the implementation of 120 recommendations of the commission formed in 2012, while General Secretary U Tun Aung Kyaw of Arakan National Party also called for unity and offered freedom of movement in the entire country after scrutinizing citizenship according to the 1982 Citizenship Law.
Sittway Township National League for Democracy called for punitive action against attackers and rumour mongers.
Then, representatives from civil society organization from Sittway took part in the discussions.
Afterwards, deputy ministers for the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Border Affairs, and the State Counsellor’s Office, the state chief minister and the union ministers responded to the discussions.
The union ministers also responded to the questions raised by the media after the meeting.

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