Secretary-General expresses concern for fresh outbreak of violence in MyanmarListen /
The Secretary-General has called on authorities in Myanmar to take urgent and effective action to bring all cases of lawlessness under control in five townships in Northern Rakhine.
The Secretary-General says the vigilante attacks, targeted threats and extremist rhetoric must be stopped.
According to Spokesperson Martin Nesirky, the Secertary-General's special advisor is concerned the violence could affect the recent reform progress in the country.
“The SG's special advisor, V.J. Nambiar, says that the most recent outbreak of violence in Rakhine is deeply troubling. A member of his office is in the country at the moment and is in touch with the authorities on this subject. Mr. Nambiar's office has expressed its concerns at the possibility of a new spiral of violence which could damage the social fabric in the state and put back the national efforts of an opening up in Myanmar.” (Duration: 26″)