Workshop on United Nations’ participation in works to implement recommendations on Rakhine
Naypyitaw August 13
A workshop on United Nations’ participation in works to implement recommendations of Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State (CIRRS) was conducted yesterday in Hilton Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw. The workshop was attended by high ranking officials of committee member ministerial departments, Rakhine State government members and United Nations representatives.
CIRRS Chairman and Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye said CIRRS has been implementing the recommendations of the Investigation Commission led by Vice President U Myint Swe and Advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by Mr. Kofi Annan for close to a year.
Of the 88 recommendations made by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, 80 were being implemented. When implementing the recommendations, emphasis is placed toward stability and to be in accord with government policies and prevailing laws. The works need time but it is strongly believed that it could be successfully implemented. Majority of the suggestions of the (investigation) committee are aimed at socio-economic development and social harmony.
UN and international community is requested to cooperate in the implementing works of the suggestion on peace and development in Rakhine State and today’s workshop is expected to produce effective outcomes and wish for the best said the Union Minister.
—Myanmar News Agency
Myanmar-Bangladesh conduct coordinated naval patrol
Naypyitaw August 13
A team of six border police led by Police Captain Maung Maung Yin, the commander of Nga Khu Ya Territory, Subdivision 2 of the Border Police Force in Area 5 of Maungtaw Township, left from Naval Vessel Outpost (Maungtaw) with two highspeed naval vessels on 12 August and met up with a Bangladesh team of twelve border police led by Major Shariful Islam of the Bangladesh Border Police Force No.2 at the confluence of Mingalargyi stream in the middle of the Naf River close to the two countries’ borders.
They conducted a coordinated naval patrol together along the Naf River and arrived at nautical mile-11 near U-Shaykya Stream.
—Police Information Department