Myanmar introduces FM radio program in northern state to refute rumors

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Myanmar's Ministry of Information has introduced May Yu FM radio program that can be received within three restricted areas in northern Rakhine state -- Buthitaung, Maungtaw and Yathedaung, according to a statement of the ministry's information committee Thursday.

The radio program, which began broadcasting on Feb. 1 on test, is to release news for local people to keep up with the times and know about the stories as conflicts have taken place recently in the region causing rumors and invented stories to emerge, the statement said.

The May Yu FM radio program is implemented for current need within the restricted area and it is broadcast with a view to reaching all local people in multiple languages -- Rakhine, Myanmar and Bengali, the statement added.

Three border outposts in Maungtaw, Rakhine state came under violent attack by armed men on Oct. 9 last year in which nine policemen and five soldiers were killed. Enditem

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