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Daily News Brief on Rakhine State Affairs 02/07/2018

Aid from Japan delivered to villagers in Maungtaw
Maungtaw, July 1

Humanitarian aid from Japan was handed over to the authorities in Maungtaw by the Department of Social Welfare to deliver it to 14 villages in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State.

The donations were distributed to four villages in Shwe Zar Village Tract and to ten villages in Thit Tone Nar Kwa Sone Village Tract. The 687 households in the fourteen villages will each receive three pairs of shoes, two bars of soap, and a solar-powered flashlight.

— Nay Win Tun (Myanma Alinn), The Global New Light of Myanmar
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Local, foreign media visit reception center and IDP camp
Sittway, June 30

A media group comprised of local and foreign journalists went to the Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre on 29 June 2018 and to the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in ThetkelPyin Village on 30 June 2018.

While at the Reception Centre, the media gathered news about the work being undertaken to receive returnees, and visited the Myanmar-Bangladesh border bridge.

While at the IDP camp, the media group met the families from the IDP camp and discussed their difficulties in boarding and lodging, education and health care.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar
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Myanmar-Bangladesh border forces commanders hold meeting
Naypyitaw June 29

A courtesy meeting of the Myanmar-Bangladesh border forces commanders was held in Bangladesh at Cox’s Bazar Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) regional headquarters on 28 June.

At the meeting, the status of implementing the Myanmar-Bangladesh Home Affairs Minister level meeting agreement, continuing coordinated patrols, and the opening of the Myanmar-Bangladesh border liaison office (BLO), removal of CCTV cameras, solar lamp poles and bunkers built on the Bangladesh side, and investigating and exposing the ARSA terrorist organisation and terrorists were discussed.

—MNA, The Global New Light of Myanmar
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Shots fired to prevent destruction of border fence
Naypyitaw June 29

Warning shots were fired to prevent destruction a border fence by some people on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.
On 28 June, about a dozen of people from Bangladesh were seen destroying the fence. Security personnel gave verbal warnings to them and they ran away.

In the evening on the same day, they returned and destroyed the temporary border fence. When the security personnel gave verbal warnings, they shouted back and continued destroying the border fence. A police officer then fired warning shots with an MA-11 rifle that wounded a person.

When the security personnel went to inspect the fence, it was found that four poles were damaged. That area is being kept under observation not to occur further incidents, according to Home Affairs Ministry.

—MNA, The Global New Light of Myanmar

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