Myanmar Willing To Take Back All The Rohingya Refugees

| June 2 , 2018 , 19:23 IST

The National Security Adviser of Myanmar said that the country is willing to take all 700,000 Muslim refugees if they voluntarily return from Bangladesh on Saturday.

He said this while he was addressing Shangri-La Dialogue, a regional security conference in Singapore. He was asked about the situation of Rakhine state in Myanmar, where most Rohingya live. 

Around 700,000 Rohingya Refugees fled a military crackdown in mainly Buddhist Myanmar reported killings, rape and arson on a large scale.

Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed in January to complete the reparation of the refugees. They decided to set the matter in 2 years.

On Thursday, an agreement was signed that had an objective to allow the Rohingya Refugees sheltering in Bangladesh to return if they want to.

The United Nation has mentioned all the crackdown of  Rohingya Refugees as “a textbook  example of ethnic cleansing.”

Thaung Tun further added that the account of what happened at Rakhine was “incomplete and misleading.”

"There is no denying that the Muslim community in Rakhine has suffered but the Buddhist Rakhine, Hindi and other ethnic minorities have suffered no less."

He said that while the military had the right to safeguard the country but if investigations showed their actions were illegal then action would be taken against them.