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Asian Country: Mac Arthur and Myanmar Beach

asian country: CTV News London correspondent Daniele Hamamdjian captured a screengrab and retweeted those words and photos before Mac Arthur quickly deleted them at the urging of Global Affairs Canada, according to CTV. MacArthur had been on a private trip to the Southeast Asian country where his wife, Karen Mac Arthur, serves as Canada's ambassador -- a position that comes with additional hardship pay. First day of 2018 unfolded on a Myanmar beach where the great surf is pleasingly turquoise coloured, warm, clean and clear -- perfect for snorkelling to visit with nature and the fish, Canada's ambassador to Indonesia, Peter Mac Arthur, tweeted on the morning of Jan. 1 along with a trio of photos showing a deserted stretch of shoreline. Although Canadian officials have described the ongoing persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority as ethnic cleansing, there are no rules that bar diplomats from vacationing in the troubled country, where many large hotels and resorts are financially linked to its military. Neither Peter nor Karen Mac Arthur could be reached for comment Saturday. Myanmar's military has been accused of being complicit in the longstanding humanitarian crisis. ( As reported in the news.