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Bui Manh Dong's activities "hurt the prestige and leading role of the party and the state," police said.
"The government must decisively repel international pressures against anyone, not only the Tatmadaw," a spokesman said. "But the government has not yet done enough in that regard."
Critics say the railway is a symbol of continuing Chinese assimilation of Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with guarantees of freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland.
Minister failed to spell out how administration plans to tackle the country’s political and economic problems, they claim.
A USDP spokesperson has said recent political difficulties may lead to another military coup, and the NLD must act to avert it.