Statement on unrest in Meiktila by Ashok Nigam, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Myanmar

Statement on unrest in Meiktila by Ashok Nigam,
United Nations Resident Coordinator in Myanmar
Yangon 21 March 2013 – As the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Myanmar, I am deeply concerned with the violence and loss of lives and property in Meiktila Township, Mandalay Division. Prevention of such incidents must be given top priority.
In addition to ardent efforts by the religious and political leaders and the authorities to calm the situation, I call upon all parties in the unrest in Meiktila to exercise the utmost tolerance and restraint within their communities. ENDS