Bangladesh to avoid publishing fabricated news
U Aung Lynn, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, received H.E. Mr Mohammad Sufur Rahman, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Myanmar, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on 20 June 2015. During the meeting, the Permanent Secretary explained the true situation on the arrest of the serviceman of Bangladesh security force in the Myanmar’s territorial waters in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State, on 17 June 2015.
The Permanent Secretary clarified on the incident where Myanmar border police force arrested a partially-dressed uniformed serviceman in Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) uniform, in possession of firearms, ammunition and trawler in the Myanmar territorial waters at the Naaf River between the mouths of Yedwinkyun Creek and Ywetnyotaung Creek in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State. He stressed that the other side started the fire and, the person in question was later arrested and has been interrogated by the Myanmar authorities for illegally entering into the Myanmar territory. The Permanent Secretary also urged the Ambassador to report the real situation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the authorities concerned in Bangladesh. In view of the existing friendly relations between Myanmar and Bangladesh, and in promoting the spirit of good neighbourliness, he stressed that Myanmar stands ready to work with Bangladesh and sought cooperation from Bangladesh to avoid from publishing fabricated news made by the Bangladesh media.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nay Pyi Taw.
Dated 22 June 2015