Myanmar President U Thein Sein has formed a 10-member Central
Management Committee for Emergency Period to tackle the current rioting
in some places in the country, the President Office said in a statement
on March 31.
The committee was established with
Home Minister Lieutenant- General Ko Ko as its chairman, Minister at the
President’s Office U Aung Min as vice-chairman and Police Chief
Brigadier-General Kyaw Kyaw Tun, who is also deputy home minister, as
Other members include three other ministers.
The committee is tasked with ensuring effective cooperation between
the security forces and regional governments in making swift response to
riots, preventing sectarian and religious riots and exposing main
According to the police, 68 suspects
linked with riots in townships in Mandalay and Bago west region had
In the riot, 43 people were killed and 86 others injured while 1,355 houses were destroyed and 39 vehicles burnt.-VNA