BNA, Sylhet: Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen MP said that due to the ongoing internal conflict in Myanmar, no more citizens of that country will be allowed to enter Bangladesh. He made this comment in response to a question from the journalists after the Prime Minister’s video conference program with the tea workers at the Lakktura tea plantation in Sylhet on Saturday (September 3) evening.
The foreign minister also said that various armed groups are involved in the conflict in Myanmar. An unstable situation has developed in that country. The tortured people have been asked to leave the area. As a result, it is feared that the oppressed may start coming towards our country. But I got to know – they are going the other way. However, we have adopted a state of alert at our borders. No one from that country will be allowed to enter Bangladesh through the border. Border guard force BGB has been put on high alert in Bangladesh to prevent Myanmar people from coming to our country.
In response to the second round of two bullets fired from Myanmar’s warplanes in the Bandarban border area on Saturday, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen said, we have discussed this matter with the ambassador of Myanmar. They have assured us that he will discuss this with his government and they will see to it that such accidents do not happen in future. However, he said that the government is closely monitoring these issues.
Incidentally, shells fired from two Myanmar warplanes and a fighting helicopter fell in the border area of Bandarban. There were no casualties as two shells were unexploded. These shells fell in Ward No. 8 area of Ghumdhum Union of Naikxyongchari Upazila of Bandarban around 9:30 am on Saturday.