Bangladesh ac­cuses Myan­mar of vi­o­lat­ing its airspace

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

COX'S BAZAR: Bangladeshi au­thor­i­ties have sum­moned Myan­mar's en­voy to protest what they say were vi­o­la­tions of their airspace amid an ex­o­dus of Ro­hingya Mus­lims flee­ing vi­o­lence in west­ern Myan­mar. Myan­mar's pres­i­den­tial spokesman on Saturday said there's no ev­i­dence of any tres­pass­ing and that Dhaka should have reached out to dis­cuss its con­cerns in­stead of is­su­ing pub­lic state­ments. Up to 400,000 Ro­hingya Mus­lims have fled vi­o­lence Myan­mar and are now in neigh­bor­ing Bangladesh, liv­ing in camps un­der dire con­di­tions. The Bangladesh Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs said Fri­day that Myan­mar drones and he­li­copters flew into Bangladeshi airspace on

Sun­day, Tues­day and Thurs­day. It says a protest note was handed to Myan­mar's en­voy last evening. Bangladesh warned that the "provoca­tive acts" could lead to con­se­quences.

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