Bangladesh bans 3 char­i­ties from giv­ing aid to refugees

The Asian Age - - Asia -

Dhaka, Oct. 12: Bangladesh has banned three Is­lamist char­i­ties from work­ing with the Ro­hingya refugees, a law­maker said on Thurs­day, amid con­cerns that dis­placed Mus­lims in camps along its bor­der could be rad­i­calised. Mah­jabeen

said peo­ple were leav­ing but he dis­missed the sug­ges­tion hunger and in­tim­i­da­tion were fac­tors.

The Army Chief, se­nior Gen­eral Min Aung Hlaing, gave his most ex­ten­sive ac­count of the Ro­hingya refugee cri­sis aimed at an in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence in the meet­ing with Khaled, an MP from the rul­ing Awami League, said the in­ter­na­tional char­i­ties, Mus­lim Aid and Is­lamic Re­lief, and Bangladesh-based Al­lama Fa­zlul­lah Foun­da­tion, had been black­listed from the Ro­hingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. Am­bas­sador Scot Mar­ciel, ac­cord­ing to a re­port posted on his Face­book page.

The mil­i­tary cam­paign is pop­u­lar in Myan­mar, where there is lit­tle sym­pa­thy for the mostly state­less Ro­hingyas, and where Bud­dhist na­tion­al­ism has surged.

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