Rakhine State Chief Minister U Hla Maung Tin also said that joint security forces were created designed for ensuring stability of the region. The security personnel are obligated to continue hard work for rehabilitation responsibilities for the victims of both sides after the recent riots, State Chief Minister said.
He gave notice that it was necessary to form State/District/ Township/Ward/Village level joint security forces so as to prevent further aggressive incidents.
At the meeting, Lt- Gen Hla Min from the Commander-in-Chief (Army)’s Office said that the meeting was particularly held in order to understand public opinions. The Government is going to scrutinize carefully on citizenship process concerning should-be guest citizens and should-not-be citizens in a peaceful classification. He urged those present to join hands with the government to bring back stability and progress of the state devoid of any instigation.
In order to bring back immediate peace and stability, the Rakhine State government issued Article 144 of the Criminal Code of Law in some townships in Rakhine State. The President also declared a state of emergency by issuing decree in agreement with the charter, the statement said.
Moreover, the government in cooperation with local people as well as police and army personnel took measures to restore the rule of law, the president’s office says in its statement (1/2012).
However, the United Nations says the number of people displaced by the current sectarian unrest in Burma has increased to 28,000.