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February 19, 2019

Media group in Maungtaw departs for Yangon after collecting news

Independent journalists take photos and collect news in Maungtaw, Rakhine State. Photo: MNA

An independent media group, including foreign journalists who have arrived in Maungtaw, departed for Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre to collect news yesterday morning.
The centre’s Deputy Director U Soe Tun provided information about the camp and explained the repatriation processes to the journalists.
Next, the media group arrived at the Myanmar-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge and observed the two countries’ borders. Later, they questioned immigration officers near the Friendship Bridge about issuing national verification cards, gathering biometric data, and the repatriation processes.
The media group then gathered news at the Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre.
Later, the media group arrived near the border between the two countries to gather news and interview people living on the border.
In the afternoon, the media group arrived in Sittway and then departed for Yangon by flight.


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