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Dhaka closely monitoring situation in Myanmar: Dr Momen

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:00 PM, 1 February 2021   Updated: 03:38 PM, 1 February 2021

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said that Bangladesh is closely monitoring the situation in Myanmar after the arrest of the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and military coup there. 

He would respond later through a press note regarding the issue, The Minister said told a Privat TV Channel on Monday. 

Myanmar's military seized power of the country in a coup on Monday after detaining Myanmar's de facto leader Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in the early hours. The military later declared a one-year state of emergency.  

Dhaka closely monitoring Myanmar situation: Dr Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said that Bangladesh is closely monitoring the situation in Myanmar after the arrest of the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and military coup there. 

He would respond later through a press note regarding the issue, The Minister said told a Privat TV Channel on Monday. 

Myanmar's military seized power of the country in a coup on Monday after detaining Myanmar's de facto leader Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in the early hours. The military later declared a one-year state of emergency. 

Mobile internet data connections and some phone services have been disrupted in major cities, while the state broadcaster MRTV says it is having technical issues and is off air. Communications with Nay Pyi Taw are down and it is difficult to assess the situation there.

In the country's largest city and former capital Yangon, phone lines and internet appears to be limited, with many providers cutting their services.

BBC World News television, as well as other international broadcasters, are blocked while local stations are off air.

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