Source: the independent, March 25, 2002,
MYANMAR BORDER BEING MONITORED
Bangladesh is monitoring the developments following the setting up
of landmines by the Nasaka along the Bangladesh-Myanmar
border and has also keep all concerned alert in this regards, official sources
Nasaka, the border security force of Myanmar,
allegedly kidnapped a number of the Bangladeshis, particularly woodcutters,
from within the Bangladesh
territory and killed them during the last few days.
The unhappy incident took place when Myanmar
was set to host the Bangladesh Trade Fair in its capital.
Commerce Minister Amir Khosru
Mahmud Chowdhury is due to
leave for Yangon today. He is scheduled to inaugurate
the fair on Tuesday.
Earlier, Dhaka sent a proposal to Myanmar
to hold border talks at the earliest convenience. The proposal is under the
active consideration of the Myanmar
government, source said.
Bangladesh and Myanmar,
having 197 miles of common land boundary, signed a border treaty in 1979. #