An announcement in state media accuses certain political party officials of putting words in President Thein Sein’s mouth and launching personal attacks on others.
Burma’s former military dictator Than Shwe no longer plays a role in the country’s politics, but is instead devoting his retirement days to religious activities, says deputy-chairman Htay Oo.
Speaking in a delta town close to the president’s birthplace, chief minister urges the public to put its support behind Thein Sein and the USDP.
Burmese President Thein Sein has offered to take a pay cut from his current salary of 5 million kyat (US$5,000), the amount currently approved by parliament.
In his first address to the nation since last week’s religious violence, President Thein Sein promises to be tough on the perpetrators.