Bangladesh summons Myanmar envoy over firing on fishing trawler

| Updated: Dec 29, 2016 23:38 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 29 (ANI): The Bangladesh Government on Thursday handed a strongly worded protest note to Myanmar over the firing on Bangladeshis at the Bay of Bengal. According to sources, Myanmar envoy Myo Myint Than was summoned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, reports The Daily Star. Bangladesh's Foreign Secretary (bilateral) Kamrul Ahsan handed a strongly worded protest to the Myanmar envoy during the meeting, highly placed sources said. Yesterday morning, the Myanmar navy opened fire on a Bangladeshi fishing trawler in the Bay of Bengal near St. Martin's Island in Cox's Bazar. Six fishermen were injured in the incident. Bangladesh officials confirmed that the fishermen were inside the country's territory when the unprecedented attack took place. Previously, Bangladesh government had summoned the Myanmar envoy to express concerns over the influx of Rohingyas fleeing persecution in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. (ANI)