Bangladesh wins maritime suit against Myanmar

BD wins maritime suit against Myanmar

To All Burmese Around the World: This is the result of Burma house divided. I am deeply saddened to learn the decision over the maritime dispute between Burma and Bangladesh and I would object this verdict. After reading the statement, I do not believe that it is a fair decision. Above all, I’m totally upset to learn that the decision cannot be appealed and so I would label it as a sham. I would be quite surprised to learn if no political leaders of Burma would say nothing at all for the mother land regardless of the political stand or beliefs.

Myo Thein Burma Democratic Concern org

Bangladesh Wednesday won the legal battle with neighbouring Myanmar over the maritime boundary dispute in the Bay of Bengal, as an international tribunal verdict went in favour of the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) sources said.

“The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on March 14, 2012 sustained Bangladesh’s claims to a full 200 nautical miles exclusive economic zone in the Bay of Bengal, and to a substantial share of the outer continental shelf beyond 200 miles,” said a MoFA statement.

“This is a great day for Bangladesh,” Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni said in an instant reaction after listening to the verdict from President of the Tribunal, the statement quoted her as saying.

Judge José Luis Jesus, of Cape Verde, read the judgment at main courtroom of the tribunal in Hamburg, Germany Wednesday.

“The judgment is final and without appeal,” the statement said.

The ITLOS sustained Bangladesh’s claims to a full 200-mile exclusive economic zone in the Bay of Bengal, and to a substantial share of the outer continentalshelf beyond 200 miles.

Bangladesh demanded 107,000 square kilometres (sq-km) in the Bay of Bengal, but the ITLOS verdict awarded the country with 111,000 sq-km, according to the MoFA sources.
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