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Mosque and properties under mob attacks in Thuyethamain Village, Waw, Bago

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Mosque and properties under mob attacks in Thuyethamain Village, Waw; Regional Chief Minister promises to take effective action on this matter
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23rd Jun 2016
M-Media
Reported by Waw CJ
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On 23rd Jun afternoon, starting from a quarrel led to mob attack on Muslims’ properties, a mosque and a primary religious school in Thuyethamain Village, Waw Township, Bago Region. As a result, all local Muslims fled from their houses. They scattered apart and sought for refuge.
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Exits and ways to nearby villages have been blocked and hence, their lives have been threatened. No updates on casualties yet.
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There are estimated about 500 households in that village. Among them, 40 to 50 are Muslims’.
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Anti-Muslim netizens are spreading rumors on social media that a monk was shot by catapult which has led to the breakout.
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Bago Regional Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Khin Muang Htay arrived at the scene. It is reported that Regional Chief Minister U Win Thein kept promise to take effective action on that violence and has a plan to come to the place.
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It is observed that pictures of the attacks have been removed by initial uploaders. They also deactivated their Facebook accounts.
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The updated information of the situation will be reported accordingly.

Mosque and properties under mob attacks in Thuyethamain Village, Waw

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