Myanmar urged Bangladesh to investigate and provide information about the list of terrorists and criminals belonging to the ARSA
Naypyitaw February 17
Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, along with officials who were visiting the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, called upon Bangladesh President Hon. Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid at the official residence of the President of Bangladesh on the evening of 15 February to discuss the aim of the visit, which included affirming and increasing bilateral friendship and resolving border affairs in a friendly manner.
Later, the Myanmar-Bangladesh Home Ministers meeting for cooperation on bilateral security and law enforcement was held at the Bangladesh Ministry of Home Affairs in Dhaka on the evening of 17 February.
During the meeting, matters relating to increasing work on border security and stability, combatting the illegal transport of drugs, sending back displaced persons from Bangladesh to Myanmar, increasing understanding and cooperation on security along the border of the two countries, terrorism and cross border crimes, and cooperation in combatting crimes occurring along the river border of the two countries were discussed.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Bangladesh passed along a list of 8,032 people from 1,673 families to Myanmar for assessment, prior to returning them. Myanmar also urged Bangladesh to investigate and provide information about the list of terrorists and criminals belonging to the ARSA terrorist group, which had been previously sent to Bangladesh.
—MNA, The Global New Light of Myanmar
The Report to the People on the Progress of Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State
(Continued from 13-2-2018, The Global New Light of Myanmar)
“In sum, it is reported to the people that the Government is making continuous and unremitting efforts to provide sufficient electrical power supply and to improve transportation and communications, which are fundamental to the socioeconomic development and creation of employment opportunities in Rakhine State, and also is stepping up the work for freedom of movement, closure of IDP camps and national verification process, through special projects, which are critical elements to end conflict in the long run as well as for strengthened security arrangements.”
The final part of the report can be seen on 17 February’s the Global New Light of Myanmar Newspaper.
—The Global New Light of Myanmar