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13 Feb 2019 | 04:56 AM UTC

Myanmar: Foreign tourist arrested for flying drone near parliament February 7

Myanmar News Alert

French tourist arrested for flying a drone near parliament building in Naypyidaw February 7; adhere to local laws

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Rangoon). COUNTRY/REGION Naypyidaw

Event

On Thursday, February 7, a French tourist was arrested for flying a drone near the national parliament building in Naypyidaw. According to Burmese law, the culprit could face up to three years in jail.

Context

In 2017, three Burmese journalists and their driver were jailed for the same offense.

Advice

Individuals in Myanmar are advised to comply with local laws and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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