Myanmar army to tackle boat people crisis

Myanmar army to tackle boat people crisis Minister for Home Affairs, Brigadier General Kyaw Zan Myint, told Mizzima on May 19 that the Myanmar Army would resolve the boat people crisis. “The army is preparing a plan. They will resolve the problem,” said Brig. Gen. Kyaw Zan Myint, however, he did not elaborate. The London based Guardian reported, on May 19, that nearly 8,000 people from Myanmar and Bangladesh were stranded in boats in the Andaman Sea. The report noted that they had little food and water on board. The Philippines Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr, has said that, “The Philippines is ready to let these boat people take refuge . . . We are carrying out search and rescue tasks under the framework agreement of the UN.” According to the Mirr...
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