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BGB: No plans to tighten security along Myanmar border


Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has ruled out any plans to immediately bolster security along the border with Myanmar, despite media reports suggesting that Myanmar’s border with Thailand will be closed.

Tensions have been running high in Myanmar after the country’s military once again staged a coup d’etat in the early hours of Monday. Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and leaders of her democratically elected National League for Democracy (NLD) have been detained.

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“We don’t feel it is necessary to beef up security at the Myanmar border right now. We are doing our routine work, but the situation at the border is being kept in observation,” Lt Colonel Faizur Rahman, director (operations) of BGB, told.

“The coup is an internal political issue of Myanmar. We are not thinking about that,” he added.

The Myanmar army on Monday declared a state of emergency and detained senior government officials over alleged fraud in the November general elections.

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