UN Secretary condemns extreme elements, hate speech before elections

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hit out Monday at “extreme elements” in Myanmar who are sowing hate speech and bigotry towards religious minorities, days before the country votes in landmark elections.

In a statement put out by his office, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he had “deep concern” about “the continuous resort to hate speech, the incitement of communal animosities and the abuse of religion for political purposes resorted to by extreme elements among the majority community in Myanmar”.

Mr Ban also called on voters to reject politicians who espoused discriminatory policies when they went to the ballot box.

“He urges all concerned in Myanmar to eschew any kind of pressure, intimidation, dissemination of hatred or violence against individuals or organizations based on their ethnic identity, gender, religious persuasion or political views,” the statement said.

source: Bangkok Post

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