Bangladesh has accused the Burmese navy of opening fire on a civilian fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal, amid bilateral tension over the Rohingya,
The two warships, the Xiangtan and the Zhoushan, were greeted by senior Burmese military officers, China’s ambassador to Burma, and Chinese students.
The 20 were each sentenced to five years in connection with a ship carrying 208 migrants that was intercepted by the Burmese navy last month.
A naval patrol boat came across a “suspicious looking” shipping trawler in the Gulf of Martaban at 6.30am.
A boat carrying more than 200 Bangladeshi migrants was intercepted by the Burmese navy off the Arakanese coast.
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