Terming Rohingya refugee influx in Bangladesh a disaster, Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said that in a sense Myanmar has declared war against Bangladesh by sending the people.
“In a sense, Myanmar has declared war by sending the Rohingyas to Bangladesh. They are trying to jeopardise our economy by sending people from their country,” Muhith said.
The finance minister said this while talking to reporters after launching a health camp at a factory in Tongi of Gazipur, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.
“A disaster is taking place in the country at the moment. Here, over four lakhs of refugees have taken shelter from our neighbouring country Myanmar,” he said.
Our life has been shaken greatly by this, the finance minister added.
He demanded that the rights of the Rohingyas should be established in their own country.
“Myanmar should know this well that we will always try for establishing their rights as our prime minister is giving her effort in this regard,” he added.