Bangladesh: Myanmar proposes Rohingya refugee return

03 October, 2017, 02:23 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • 1 2017 Rohingya Muslim refugees line up to receive food at a distribution area at Balukhali refugee camp near the town of Gumdhum in Cox's Bazar

"The talks were held in a friendly atmosphere, and Myanmar has made a proposal to take back the Rohingya refugees", Mahmood said after the meeting in Dhaka.

More than half a million Rohingya have fled from the region to Bangladesh in just over a month, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades.

The Rohingya, a Muslim minority, do not qualify for Myanmar citizenship even though many have lived there for generations.

Mahmood Ali said: "Kyaw Tint Swe has shown interest in taking them [the Rohingya] back after forming a joint working group to identify the Rohingya people".

Lalzirliana said it is unlikely that the Rohingya would come to Mizoram as the community's home state of Rakhine in Myanmar is quite far off.

While talking about Myanmar's attitude towards repatriation, the minister said: "If we comment or express any doubt regarding that matter then discussion process might be delayed". "We need 75 million for the next six months", David Beasley, WFP executive director, told reporters after visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh near the Myanmar border.

"The repatriation process can start any time for those who wish to return to Myanmar".

Suu Kyi has no power over security policy under a military-drafted constitution and the public in Myanmar - where Buddhist nationalism has surged over recent years - largely supports the offensive.

Referendum kurdish: Iran and Iraq prepare maneuvers at the border
The Turkish and Iranian militaries have also participated in joint exercises near their borders with the Kurdistan region in recent days.

Google working on smart screen assistant device to compete with Echo Show
Smart home camera support on Fire TV now works on a range of devices from companies including Arlo, Ring, Nest, and August. The feature will make an Amazon Echo a lot less passive device, and we wonder if this will make it more or less popular.

Uber considers concessions to save London licence
"But that required a dialogue we have not been able to have", said Tom Elvidge, Uber's General Manager in London . But he also suggested that Uber might eventually be allowed to continue operating in London.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged [statement] Suu Kyi's speech and Myanmar's intention to "implement the recommendations of the advisory committee for Rakhine state".

He said refugees would be verified by the joint working group, but without United Nations involvement.

Ali said that a representative of de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi had agreed to formulate a working group to coordinate repatriation of the troubled refugees.

The Indian envoy said Myanmar security forces' operations resulted in the exodus of a large number of people from Rakhine State, many of whom have sought shelter in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Border security officials in Bangladesh say they were not involved with Myanmar's decision to strengthen its border.

With the latest influx, there are now more than 800,000 refugees living near Bangladesh's border with Myanmar.

An agreement on Zorinpui was included in the joint statement issued during the visit of the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Myanmar in May, 2012.



Trump Attacks Critics Of Puerto Rico Aid Effort: 'Politically Motivated Ingrates'
In earlier tweets , Trump claimed the news media was in cahoots with Democrats to ridicule his hurricane relief efforts. Cruz hit back at Trump, asserting that he is used to dealing with women who "need to be told what to do".

Juan Mata: How Zlatan Ibrahimovic forced Manchester United players to improve
The Spaniard told MUTV: " It is a little bit more than what happened last season with Zlatan scoring most of the goals we try to put some goals in the list this season ".

Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 Available Worldwide Today
On the plus side, FIFA Ultimate Team is present and as moreish as ever, even without some of the Xbox One and PS4 refinements. Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 also continues the story of Alex Hunter in The Journey: Hunter Returns.

Cubs beat Cardinals to clinch NL Central title
Milwaukee began the day one game ahead of the Cardinals , with a Thursday afternoon game being played at home against Cincinnati. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 161 hits and 73 RBI while Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez have combined for 283 hits and 184 RBI.

Twitter Finds and Suspends 200 Suspicious Russian Accounts
That includes new enforcement for suspicious logons and tweets, and reducing the amount of time suspect accounts remain visible. The adverts appear to be aimed at sowing political unrest and manipulate US voters during the presidential election.

Ex-Porsche executive arrested in Audi emissions probe
Volkswagen said on September 29 it was increasing provisions related to its Dieselgate scandal by 2.5 billion euros. VW first admitted in September 2015 that it had used illegal software to cheat USA emissions tests.

Trump to further limit refugee admissions to US
Because such approaches promote well-being and stability among displaced populations, they serve US national security interests. President Obama wanted to raise that number to 110,000 in 2017. "It's devastating for refugees who are overseas", she said.

GOP bill aims to give Puerto Rico more help
The lack of electricity has also hugely impacted Puerto Rico's clean water supply, and many areas now have no/very limited access. John McCain , R-Ariz., in a tweet , noted that the administration "has finally waived" the Jones Act.

At least 37 civilians killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria's Idlib
Both the U.S. and Russian Federation have embedded special forces with their respective partners and are supporting their advances with aggressive airstrikes.

Oil rises almost 1 percent as OPEC defers extension of output cuts
In the near term, demand could also see a lift as USA refineries restart after closure due to Hurricane Harvey . Argus publishes prices for WTI Houston, WTI Midland, Mars and LLS in Asia.