State Counsellor sends condolences for victims of Rakhine State riot

January 17, 2018

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi expressed condolences yesterday to the victims of the riot that occurred in Mrauk-U, Rakhine State on Tuesday, and pledged to probe the incident, take action against those who violated the law, and restore community peace and the rule of law.
She made the remark in her opening address during a meeting on Rakhine State yesterday at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw.

The State Counsellor expressed her condolences to the Rakhine ethnic people who were killed or injured, as well as the police who were injured in the incident that occurred on Tuesday night, officials said.

Following her address, Chief Minister of Rakhine State U Nyi Pu and Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Maj-Gen Aung Win Oo gave a briefing on the outbreak of the riot.

Regarding the talk given by author Wai Hin Aung and Dr. Aye Maung in Yathedaung about Rakhine sovereignty, action would be taken against the pair in accordance with the law, according to the police force.

At the meeting, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe reported on matters related to riot control and security arrangements, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu spoke on arrangements to be made in Rakhine State, and Union Minister Dr Pe Myint spoke about the release of news and information.
The participants at the meeting discussed the measures are being taken for the restoration of rule of law and stability in Rakhine State following the riot.

The meeting was also attended by Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government U Thaung Tun; Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye; Union Attorney-General U Htun Htun Oo; Deputy Minister for the Office of the President U Min Thu; Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut; Deputy Minister for the Office of State Counsellor U Khin Maung Tin; Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun; Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Maj-Gen Aung Win Oo; and other officials.
The meeting ended with concluding remarks by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar State Counsellor Office