The French embassy in Myanmar said it was working with local police to provide consular services for the man, identified by police as 27-year-old Arthur Desclaux. He was still in detention in Naypyidaw and his family has been contacted.
More than 200,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the Aung San Suu Kyi led Myanmar towards neighbouring countries. As the refugees claim crackdown and violence by security forces, Suu Kyi faces heat from global leaders to deal with the situation. The United Nations, meanwhile, had labelled the Rohingyas the most persecuted people on earth.
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): As Myanmar moves towards new government formation, Indian Buddhist monks initiated a ‘Peace Yatra’ in Myanmar led by His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche, a spiritual regent to His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa. The peace padyatra witnessed tens of thousands gathered at the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, to seek the blessings of the sacred 2,600 year- old-bone relic of the Buddha. The yatra initiated by the monks was aimed at enabling India and Myanmar to work together for ensuring a smooth transition along with the blessings of Buddha and messages of compassion, wisdom and loving-kindness. The peace padh yatra which showed significant signs of peace and stronger relationship between the two countries, witnessed Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya, attending the prayer sessions in the Shwedagon Pagoda.On bringing the sacred Buddha bone relic to Myanmar, Gautam Mukhopadhaya said it is a very rare occasion where the relic has been brought out of the country and will definitely prove as a meeting point of two traditions.