Rohingya refugees present Burma with repatriation demands

REFUGEES in Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh have issued a visiting senior politician from Burma (Myanmar) with a list of demands regarding the planned return of Rohingya Muslims to Rakhine State. Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye visited the camp on Wednesday as part of a three-day trip to Bangladesh, where he met with dozens of refugees. They provided 13 demands regarding their repatriation, calling upon Naypyidaw to guarantee a dignified and safe return to their homes. The UN has said more than 671,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Rakhine State into Cox’s Bazar in neighbouring Bangladesh since Aug 25 in response to so-called “clearing operations” by Burma’s Tatmadaw army. SEE ALSO: Burma: ICC seeks power to investigate, prosecute crimes against humanity The military and Buddhist vigilantes stand accused of mass killings, rape and arson in Muslim villages – violence that rights groups have characterised as ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and even genocide. Source: Shafiur Rahman/ Twitter In addition, they called upon the government to permit international media, humanitarian organisations and human rights observers access to Rakhine State. According to New York-based Human Rights Watch, Burma has bulldozed at least 55 villages that were vacated during the violence. The government has established several reception centres to house returnees. SEEA ALSO: Rohingya villages erased, replaced by army bases in Rakhine State “Rohingya people have been forced out of Myanmar four times now,” continued the refugees’ letter. “In 1979, 1990, 2016, and 2017. We want to return when it is safe and sustainable.” The UN’s Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs this month said that Burma was not ready for the return of Rohingya Muslims. Naypyidaw and Dhaka in January agreed that all refugees would be returned to Burma within two years, a deal that has to date stalled with none yet... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Rohingya refugees present Burma with repatriation demands, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Rohingya refugees present Burma with repatriation demands





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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Thursday, 12 April, 2018



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