MíSIA CONCERNED WITH ETHNIC VIOLENCE IN RAKHINE, MYANMAR
Last Updated: 2012-06-17
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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia June 17 (NNN-BERNAMA) -- Malaysia lauds the declaration of curfew in Rakhine, a coastal state on the Northwest of Myanmar on June 10 by President Thein Sein, after ethnic violence broke out in the region, early this month.

Malaysia also welcomed the setting up of an investigation committee to find out in detail, the reason for the conflict, as part of the Myanmar government's efforts to bring back peace and stability to the state.

"Malaysia is confident Myanmar can find a settlement to the tension and bring those responsible to justice," said Wisma Putra (Foreign Ministry) in a statement.

Malaysia had previously expressed concern over the incident had also stated its preparedness to channel humanitarian aid to Myanmar citizens who were suffering due to the racial conflict.

According to the statement, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry and Malaysian Embassy in Yangon would continue to monitor the development and situation in Rakhine, which is located about 900km from Yangon.
-- NNN-BERNAMA