Myanmar warns Hajj pilgrims to stay out of politics

Myanmar's ruling general has warned 325 state-sponsored Hajj pilgrims to stay away from political activities while in Makkah, news reports said on Monday.

Myanmar warns Hajj pilgrims to stay out of politics
Brigadier General Thura Myint Maung issued the warning on Sunday before the pilgrims left for Saudi Arabia, state-run The New Light of Myanmar reported.

Maung forbids the pilgrims from participating in "political and economic affairs violating the existing laws, bylaws and rules and regulations" of Myanmar.

Maung said the Burmese Muslims "are to give priority to religious affairs only."

The week of the Hajj starts on December 18.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Aralık 2007, 17:28
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