Burma Correspondent: A Mosque, a Madarasa (religious school) and Muslim houses in Thuyethamain Village of Woa Township of Bago Region, Burma were under attacks by Buddhist extremists on Thursday.
A verbal quarrel between Buddhist and Muslim inhabitants led the attacks on Muslim Mosque, Madarasa and houses by the Buddhist extremist mobs (particularly Ma Ba Tha and 969 Organizations) and destroyed the Muslim religious structures and houses where approximately 40-50 Muslim houses among 500 Buddhist households live, according to reports.
Therefore, many Muslims of the village fled from their houses and took shelter in other nearby villages for their safety. But all the Muslims could not escape since the exits to nearby villages were blockaded.
Now Buddhists are spreading rumors on social media that a monk was shot with catapult that caused the outbreak but further updates of causalities is not available.
Nevertheless, Bago Regional Chief Minister, U Win Thein including Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel, Khin Maung Htay along with security forces rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control anyhow and promised that he would take stringent action against the criminals who carried out the outbreak and destroyed religious properties of Muslims.
Frequent attacks, destructions and invasions on properties and structures of Muslim and Christian by the Buddhist extremist groups are rising under the new so-called Democratic Government led by Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, source added.