YANGON, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar authorities have tightened security measures following unrest in Thandwe township, a famous tourist site in western coastal Rakhine state, over the last two days, official media reported Wednesday.
Curfew order has been extended from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time, starting Tuesday evening.
Swearing at a tri-cycle motorized vehicle parking outside a shop sparked the unrest, leaving some houses burnt down, according to the report.
The rioters also set fire to a refilling station on Monday night in Dwarawady Myothit area of Thandwe.
Similarly, some fire broke out at two other villages of Kyaukgyi and Mangyichaung in Thandwe, which was followed by eruption of fighting.
Shops were closed due to unstable situation and local authorities are taking measures to control the situation, the report added.