Myanmar should resolve Rohingya crisis
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again said that the Myanmar government had created the Rohingya problem and they would have to solve it.
“Whenever and whatever we’ve discussed with various countries and international organisations in different forums, all are sympathetic to this issue and all really mean that the Rohingyas are the citizens of Myanmar and they would return to their homeland,” she said in a recent interview with Voice of America on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Mentioning that Bangladesh is not receiving the response expected of Myanmar over the repatriation of Rohingyas, Hasina said, “The Rohingya problem was created by Myanmar as the conflict is between the Myanmar government and their people. Since, it’s an internal matter of Myanmar and they had created the problem, so, they would have to solve it, rather they should.”
The PM mentioned that after the exodus of Rohingya nationals to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the face of persecution and ethnic cleansing, the Bangladesh government has received unprecedented response from various countries and international organisations as they had come up with fund, food, treatment facilities.
“Tremendous pressure is also being created on Myanmar, but still we’re yet to get such level of response from them [Myanmar] in this regard. But, all the heads of state and government want that Myanmar take necessary steps in this regard and take back their nationals with safety and security.”
Noting that the Rohingya problem has stepped into 3rd year, the PM said following the signing of a deal with Myanmar to send back their nationals, whenever an initiative is taken to send the Rohingyas back to Myanmar, some problems emerge and the Rohingyas are not sent back.