Refugees to be checked be­fore ar­rival from Bangladesh

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEWS ROUNDUPS - Ze­yar Maw

Union Min­is­ter Dr. Win Myat Aye of Min­istry of So­cial Wel­fare, Relief and Re­set­tle­ment said that they would check the list of over 8,000 peo­ple to be sent by Bangladesh and will re­ceive them af­ter that.

The gov­ern­ment will re­port­edly scru­ti­nize whether they ac­tu­ally lived in Myan­mar and if they got in­volved in vi­o­lent at­tacks or not.

“The peo­ple in the list must be checked against the list in our hands and we must scru­ti­nize them. Af­ter check­ing if they ac­tu­ally lived in Myan­mar and whether they got in­volved in vi­o­lent at­tacks here or not, we shall send the checked list back to them. And then these peo­ple will be sent back here in groups of, say, 200 per day or 300 per day,” the union min­is­ter said.

Bangladesh handed over the list of over 8,000 peo­ple to be sent back to Burma at a min­is­te­rial-level meeting be­tween the two coun­tries, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Fe­bru­ary 16. Bangladesh said re­spon­si­ble of­fi­cials from Myan­mar will se­lect 6,500 peo­ple to be sent back as an ini­tial step on Fe­bru­ary 20.

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