Bangladesh

    Bangladesh on Oct. 21 rejected media reports of mounting tension with Myanmar (Burma) over Yangon's bid to erect barbed-wire fencing on the border between the two countries. "There may have been provocation from some quarters to bitter the relations between Bangladesh and Myanmar. Their motive is to capitalize on souring relations," Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni told journalists. Bangladeshi newspaper reports have suggested that Myanmar had been trying to push-in thousands of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh. The reports also said Bangladesh reinforced paramilitary troops on its part. (DPA)

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