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Myanmar nationals protest against Aung’s Dhaka visit

Dhaka, 6 July 03
: Some 70-80 Myanmar Rakhaine people demonstrated in front of the Jatiya Press Club yesterday against Myanmar foreign Minister U Win Aung’s tree-day visit to Bangladesh, according to today’ the daily star, a most popular newspaper of Bangladesh.

The protesters, under the banner of ‘Arakan League for Democracy’, called upon the Bangladesh government to cut normal relations with Myanmar until democracy was restored there.

Win Aung was scheduled to arrive in Dhaka last night.

The agitators said they fled their homeland in the face of political persecution and took refuge in Bangladesh.

They demanded release of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and chanted slogans against the military junta.

One of the organizers of the demonstration said: “ A democratic government in Bangladesh should not maintain any relation with such a brutal and dictatorial regime.”

He said the objective of the foreign minister’s visit was to hide human rights violations in Myanmar.

As part its ‘ looks east diplomacy’, Bangladesh recently stepped up efforts to add a zest to ties with Myanmar.

Terming the demonstration Myanmar’s internal affair, foreign Secretary Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury declined to comment, the paper said. #