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Security and Travel Alert for Myanmar cities

NOTE FROM HEADMASTER MR. DARYL ORCHARD

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We have received notification yesterday from various sources about possible terrorist attacks in Naypyidaw, so I will share some key information:

 

·         The US Embassy evidently also mentions Mandalay and Yangon. I cannot see anything on the UK Embassy website, but another reliable source says that they have mentioned Naypyidaw

·         Specific dates are mentioned – 26th September, 16th October and 26th October (no obvious pattern)

·         Foreign targets are not thought to be at risk.

 

However, it is recommended to take the following precautions:

Remain alert to your surroundings at all times and report any suspect packages or suspicious behaviour to the authorities

Minimise time spent around likely targets for attack (i.e. government buildings/personnel)

Maintain a low profile as a precaution

Don’t join any large groups/demonstrations or take photos of them

Do not travel to Naypyidaw or Mandalay on the above dates unless it is essential.

 

We will remain vigilant as ever, but it is not recommended to change our overall security posture at this stage.

Regards,


Daryl