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Thirty-seven migrants were deported from western Burma to Bangladesh on Friday, as nearly 600 others remain in shelters near the border, according to officials.
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Security forces in Nagaland have requested the state government to impose a curfew along the 3 km belt of the International Boundary with Myanmar in order to check the movement of armed insurgent groups in the border areas according to the Economic Times on 18 June.
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A Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) member was shot and another abducted by the Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) at the Burma-Bangladesh border on the Naf River near Dum Dum Meah, in Teknaf on 17 June at about 6.30am, according to a BGB source.
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As the news coverage of the migrant crisis in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea drops away, the UN has made a renewed call to harness the energy to solve the regional problem with a 12 June updated appeal.
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More than 700 people rescued from a boat in Myanmar waters last month are still being held in the western state of Rakhine. Authorities verifying their citizenship claim most of them are from both neighbouring Bangladesh, while the rest are Rohingyas according to a report by Channel News Asia on 17 June.
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Bangladesh’s foreign ministry summoned the ambassador of Myanmar on Thursday to complain about the detention of a Bangladeshi border guard.
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Intelligence reports indicate that anti-India insurgent groups from the North-East operating out of camps in Myanmar have fled the main Taga training camp that lies across Arunachal Pradesh after India’s military retaliation on June 9 the Hindustan Times reported on 18 June.
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Roshida was languishing in a squalid displaced people’s camp in western Myanmar when an unfamiliar man offered her a job in a nearby city. Unemployed with two children, she immediately agreed. The next day, she was packed into the belly of a cargo ship anchored in the Bay of Bengal.
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Less than a week after Burma’s most popular politician returned from her first visit to China, eight lawmakers from a handful of the country’s ethnic minority groups will also make the trip to meet Chinese politicians and economists.
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Despite a long tradition of non-interference among member states, ASEAN has been urged to be more involved in addressing concerns about the growing numbers of Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine province.
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Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB) have identified another 37 Bangladesh nationals among the 208 people rescued from boats by the Myanmar Navy reported bdnews24.com on 16 June.
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One Bangladesh border guard was wounded and another seized by his Myanmar counterparts on Wednesday after the two sides exchanged gunfire while chasing drug smugglers on a river separating their countries.
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Q: What did you learn on your trip to China?

A: It was a good discussion. We all understand that neighbors have to live in peace and harmony.
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Thai authorities have handed over several people believed to be key suspects behind the massive human smuggling syndicate to Malaysia according to a report by the Star Online on 16 June.
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India is likely to push Myanmar to begin negotiations for an extradition treaty that would enable Nay Pyi Taw to hand over insurgents and fugitives in future during National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval’s visit to Myanmar later this week according to the Economic Times on 15 June.
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Not that long ago, it would have been unimaginable for Myanmar’s most famous political leader — former dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — to travel to Beijing at the invitation of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP). For decades, Beijing helped prop up Myanmar’s military junta that had placed Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. In mid-June, however, it rolled out the red carpet for her and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). In a telling break from protocol, the opposition leader even scored a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping himself. “The invitation,” China’s state news agency Xinhua rather blithely wrote in an editorial just before the visit, shows that the CCP “stands ready to engage with any political parties as long as they are willing to promote the sound development of relations with China.”
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Yangon yesterday following her first visit to China, including talks with President Xi Jinping. However, few details about her five-day tour, which also took the NLD leader to Shanghai and Kunming, have been released.
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The Indian army’s brief foray this week into Burma to hunt militants set alarm bells ringing in far-away Pakistan, Delhi’s arch-rival whom it blames for stoking a rebellion in the disputed region of Kashmir.
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China on Friday called on Myanmar to restore stability to their common border after a rebel group that has been battling the Myanmar military announced a unilateral ceasefire.
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Myanmar is one of 57 prospective members for the bank, which is slated to play a similar role to other development institutions such as the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Yesterday, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw parliamentarians voted on the June 9 proposal to join, with 454 in favour, 7 against and 3 abstentions.
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