State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that the state would not let any organization which harms public safety and security go scot free.
She was replying to a question raised by a person at a meeting with local people in Tamu near Indo-Myanmar border on January 23.
State Counsellor said, “Not only Meitei armed group, any organization which harms public safety and security will not be let go scot free. We shall do our best. Currently we are reforming our Police Force to become people friendly and make all police personnel work closely with people in maintaining law and order for the public safety and security.”
Se Htin from Tamu Youth Network presented the security situation in Tamu saying that people had anxiety and fear as Meitei armed group was living in Tamu.
“Meitei armed group slapped a youth at gunpoint on December 27 and also lobbed a hand grenade into the compound of a MP from this constituency. Even if they dared lob hand grenade into the compound of a MP, “
This armed group hurled a hand grenade into the compound of House of Nationalities MP Maung Maung Latt of NLD party from Tamu constituency, Sagaing Region in December 2019.
The State Counsellor said in her reply that Myanmar Police Force was understaffed having only about half of sanctioned strength so the state was trying hard to fulfil its mission of providing public security.
Before coming to Tamu, the State Counsellor visited Kachin and Kayah States besides Pinlebu town in Naga self-administered region.