NAY PYI TAW, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's National Security Advisor to the government U Thaung Tun has urged the media to join hands with the government in its bid to bring in peace, stability and development in northern Rakhine state by reporting the situation there in an objective manner.
Briefing local and foreign media on the current situation in Rakhine state on late Wednesday, U Thaung Tun warned that some fabricated news on the situation in the state are written and published with the intent to mislead the public.
These social media campaigns are aimed to promote the interest of the terrorists by creating further division between the already divided communities in the northern state, which also caused international misperception on Myanmar, he said.
He pointed out that the current attacks indicate the intention of the terrorist groups to seize and separate the territory.
He stressed that the government cannot condone terrorism in any form or manner and will do its utmost to prevent terrorism from spreading to other parts of the state, adding that there is enough security forces to control the situation.