By San Maung Than/ Narinjara News ( 9 October 2014)
Arakan police officers received a special training from UNICEF officials on dealing with child rights.
A two-day (6 to 7 October) orientation programme was organized at Gissapa hall of Arakan Police Force where over 40 police officers from second lieutenant to captain levels were trained how to deal with children issues.
The closing ceremony of the training programme was also held at Gissapa hall that started on 7 October evening.
The participants were given away the certificates by U Nay Myo, Arakan police chief. He also thanked the UNICEF for the initiative. In response, the UNICEF officials offered thanks to Arakan authority for arranging the training programme.
Various norms and standard rules of Myanmar relating to Child victim & witness were discussed in comparison to international laws in the orientation programme. The training sessions also deal with Burma’s 1993 child laws, child-trafficking issues and also capacity building for the affected children.
According to an UNICEF statement, the international body is working with the Burma government for improving the relevant laws for the children and young people in the southeast Asian country. Improvement in police actions and also judicial interventions in this regard are also being addressed by the training courses.
Earlier the UNICEF conducted similar police training programmes in Rangoon in June. Another training programme is scheduled for Kachin State within this month, added the statement.