Local and foreign media personnel arrived in Sittway by Myanmar National Airlines, yesterday afternoon, to gather news in Maungtaw region of Rakhine State.
The media groups have been allowed access to Rakhine State one-time in 2016, eight times in 2017, six times in February, 2018, 15 times in the arrangement of the Advisory Board for Implementation of Recommendations on Rakhine State, making a total of 30 times media tours. The Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State has been making arrangements for conducting two guided media trips per month within 2018.
A total of 17 media personnel from Tokyo Shinbum, The Mainichi Newspaper, Sankei Shimbum, Nippon TV, TBS, AFP, Wall Street Journal, MI Radio, MITV, MRTV and MNA are participating in the trip, and they will collect news in Maungtaw region of Rakhine State until 25 January.
—Myo Myint (MNA)
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)