Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to start returning home in November
HUNDREDS of thousands of Rohingya refugees will start returning to their native state of Rakhine, Burma (Myanmar) barely a week after the United Nations warned of an ‘ongoing’ genocide against the Muslim minority. The process of repatriating the refugees is slated to begin in about two weeks time after Bangladesh and Burmese government reached an agreement on Tuesday. “We are looking forward to starting the repatriation by mid-November,” Bangladesh foreign secretary Shahidul Haque said, as quoted by the AFP. “It is the first phase.” SEE ALSO: UN calls for tribunal for Burma’s ‘ongoing’ genocide of Rohingya Shahidul’s announcement came following talks in Dhaka between officials from both countries. Myint Thu, Burma’s permanent secretary of foreign affairs who took part in the talks said both countries agreed to a “very concrete” plan to start the process in November. “We have shown our political will, flexibility and accommodation in order to commence the repatriation at the earliest possible date,” he said. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to start returning home in November, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
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