undergroundnewsroom.com
undergroundnewsroom.com October 23, 2017


Myanmar tells UN Rohingya refugees can return from Bangladesh

03 October 2017, 09:04 | Damon Campbell

Star File

Star File

A Myanmar minister Monday proposed taking back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, Dhaka's top diplomat said, as the United Nations described the scale of suffering inside Rakhine state as "unimaginable".

Warning about the risk of destabilization in the region, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appealed to Myanmar's authorities to put an end to violence perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims.

Under global pressure, Aung San Suu Kyi, in her speech last month, had spoken of taking back the Rohingyas, but said Myanmar would conduct a process of verification.

The Bangladesh minister gave no time frame for repatriation.

In 2008 and 2012, two groups of Rohingya refugees had been rescued from the seas and accorded UNHCR facilities before being repatriated. The government, however, blames the Rohingya for the violence, claiming the Muslims set fire to their own homes.

Human rights activists and the Rohingya community have accused the Myanmar Army of trying to force them out of the country with a campaign of arson and targeted killings. Many of them were tortured, raped and killed by the army and their Buddhist cohorts. Over the last 69 years, wave after wave of brutal ethnic cleansing left them homeless. "The violence must stop", it said, calling for unimpeded humanitarian and media access. The UN and other aid agencies have been trying to collect humanitarian aids for the displaced people to provide them with food, shelter and healthcare.

Diplomats and United Nations officials meet with villagers of Muslim village Ah Nauk Pyin in Rathedaung Township on Monday.

Security officials say they are seeking to prevent possible infiltration of radical Islamic terrorists from the Rohingya makeshift camps along the border.

Under that agreement almost a quarter of a million people were repatriated from Bangladesh to Myanmar between the early 1990s and 2005, he said. "And we have handed over a copy of the bilateral agreement (to the Myanmar minister)", said Ali.

Lewis Hamilton backs NFL players' choice to make political stand
Earlier, in first practice, Max Verstappen posted the fastest time, followed by Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo . I don't really know where it came from, to be honest, so I'm a little bit surprised at myself.

Afghan security forces killed in the south
A statement issued by the Russian foreign ministry said that Pentagon's claims on Russia's aid to the Taliban were groundless. Rockets hit two civilian homes close to the airport. "Such statements are not supported by any evidence", the ministry said.

US Intercept of NK ICBM Would Be Over Russia
North Korea, for its part, says it needs to develop its weapons to defend itself against what it sees as USA aggression. DPRK stands for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

"Talks were held in a peaceful manner", Minister Ali said after the meeting at state guest house Padma.

Asked when the process might start, Ali said: "One meeting can not solve all the issues".

A working group is being composed to begin drawing up the plans.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called Myanmar to take the persecuted Rohingya back to their homes ensuring their safety and dignity.

Monura, who like many Rohingya uses one name, said she had little to feed her desperately hungry child on the five-day trek from Myanmar.

The trouble erupted on 25 August when Rohingya militants attacked security posts, triggering a military crackdown.

Replying to a question whether the Joint Working Group would look after the verification process, the Foreign Minister said, "Of course; this is the objective".

No details of the repatriation process was provided.



Other News

Trending Now

Former Head Of Audi Engineering Arrested Over Dieselgate Knowledge
The charge will bring the total " Dieselgate " bill past $30 billion , including legal settlements and regulatory fines. He declined further comment at an event in suburban Detroit to announce a new longer warranty for VW vehicles.

Mark Lawrenson offers damning verdict of Newcastle in prediction v Liverpool
When it comes to matches away from Anfield, the Reds won two, drew two, and lost two, scoring nine and allowing 14 goals. Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will be back for the Magpies after serving his three-game suspension.

Jennifer Lopez to donate $1 million to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has given the team jet to JJ Barea , who will bring resources to his home country of Puerto Rico.

We got request to exchange Kulbhushan Jadhav with Peshawar attack militant
A spokesperson of the terror outfit tweeted that Mattis had indeed been the target behind the attack. Pakistan receives American support under other heads also.

Facebook to Give Russian Ads to Congress
These ads were associated with 470 fake Facebook accounts presumed to have been operated out of Russian Federation . A Google spokesperson tells Newsweek the company received the invitation but has not announced plans to testify.

Someone Extracted the Star Fox 2 ROM From the SNES Classic
And even if you scoff and say, "Well, your rental store was bad , because I've played them all!", Nintendo has a surprise for you. For the price of £70, the miniature copy of the original comes with two wired controllers, as well as 21 pre-installed games .

The Rams beat the Cowboys. Jeff Fisher's ghost is exorcised
If the Cowboys defense isn't at full strength on Sunday, the Rams could be in the flawless position to pull off a huge upset. Both come into today's clash on 2-1 with the opportunity to claim a third win of the season so far and move to 3-1.

Chelsea suffer fresh blow as Morata will miss up to six weeks
Michy Batshuayi is the obvious replacement for Morata, but Conte had rarely turned to the young striker to lead Chelsea's line. Morata's injury is a blow but with the global break scheduled, it has come at the best possible time for Chelsea .

By electing Henry Bolton Ukip has pulled back from the brink
UKIP should not become a one-issue party centred around Islam, the party's leader in the Welsh Assembly Neil Hamilton has said. He promised to pressure the government into a hard Brexit . "However, it is not the end of the line for us".

Police officer among five injured in 'terror' act in Canada
While being chased, the suspect tried to hit pedestrians as he passed by crosswalks and alleyways, Knetch said. Knecht said police did not call off the chase of the U-Haul due to the seriousness of the crime.