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12:00 AM, February 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:28 AM, February 12, 2019


Myanmar cops arrest French national

Myanmar police have arrested a French national in the capital, Naypyitaw, police and France's embassy said yesterday, after the man reportedly flew a drone near parliament.

Naypyitaw is not a common destination for foreign tourists, but some curious visitors are drawn to its oversized official buildings and largely empty, runway-like roads. The junta constructed the city in secret and moved the country's administration there in the mid-2000s.

In 2017, two foreign journalists for Turkish state TV station TRT World and their interpreter spent two months in a Myanmar jail for flying a drone over the legislature. The three pleaded guilty to breaching the colonial-era Aircraft Act.

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