Bangladesh re­jects Myan­mar’s claim:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Bangladesh has re­jected a claim by Myan­mar that the Bud­dhist-ma­jor­ity na­tion has repa­tri­ated the first five among some 700,000 Ro­hingya Mus­lim refugees who fled to neigh­bor­ing Bangladesh to es­cape mil­i­tary-led vi­o­lence against the mi­nor­ity group.

A Myan­mar gov­ern­ment state­ment said Satur­day that five mem­bers of a fam­ily re­turned to west­ern Rakhine state from the bor­der area. It said that the fam­ily was stay­ing tem­porar­ily with rel­a­tives in Maung­daw town, the ad­min­is­tra­tive cen­ter close to the bor­der.

On Mon­day, Bangladesh’s home min­is­ter, Asaduz­za­man Khan, said Myan­mar’s claim that the fam­ily had been “repa­tri­ated” was false, not­ing that the fam­ily had never reached Bangladeshi ter­ri­tory. (AP)

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