Myanmar still talking tough over MSF expulsion from Rakhine

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A customer checks fish for sale at Sittwe market, Rakhine state western Myanmar on February 27, 2014.

Myanmar still talking tough over MSF expulsion from Rakhine


YANGON, 3 March 2014 (IRIN) - Authorities in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State say they are ready to take over the health programmes Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-Holland has been implementing in the conflict-hit state for the past 20 years, after the government ordered their closure.    

“We can take over in one week,” Aye Nyein, director of  Rakhine’s health department, told IRIN on 3 March from Sittwe, the Rakhine state capital.   

His comments follow a...


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