Bangladesh Has No Space to Resettle Rohingya Refugees - Foreign Minister

Bangladesh Has No Space to Resettle Rohingya Refugees - Foreign Minister

Soros, who lived through the Nazi occupation and fled communism in Hungary, has always been committed to the needs of refugees.

Malaysia intercepted a boat carrying 56 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar off its northern island of Langkawi on Tuesday and will allow them to enter on humanitarian grounds, with rights groups expecting further such perilous journeys by sea.

Richardson, a former US ambassador to the United Nations and President Bill Clinton's energy secretary, castigated Suu Kyi for blaming outsiders for the crisis instead of looking honestly at military actions that have forced the Rohingya to flee to squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh, where they have spoken of mass killings, rapes and the obliteration of whole villages in Myanmar.

"They had no connections with human trafficking syndicates", he said.

Thai police said the boat stopped at Lanta island in Krabi province because it had been damaged in a storm.

Adisorn said Thai villagers supplied them with food and fuel before sending them on their way.

"Members of the Rakhine State Advisory Board must not allow themselves to be used as a shield to cover up the military's crimes in Myanmar", said James Gomez, Amnesty International's Southeast Asia director.

After authorities in Thailand cracked down on regional trafficking networks in 2015, very few Rohingyas have tried to travel towards the region by boat. However, many started emigrating and made perilous sea journeys to various countries as the camps in Bangladesh are reportedly overcrowded.

More news: Stocks open lower as trade jitters persist

About 700,000 Rohingya have fled western Myanmar's Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh since a brutal counterinsurgency campaign by Myanmar's army launched after Rohingya militants staged attacks on security forces last August.

While describing Bangladesh's achievements, including its becoming eligible for graduating to a developing country from a least developed one, Ali narrated how the possibility of outstanding economic and social development tempo of Bangladesh may face challenge by the Rohingya influx.

Suu Kyi made only a passing reference to the crisis in Rakhine state, where her government faces mounting worldwide condemnation for a military operation against Rohingya Muslims.

Dhaka: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday it was concerned about the safety of 56 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on a boat bound for Malaysia in stormy seas.

In February, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) warned that at least 100,000 Rohingya huddling in squalid and low-lying refugee camps interspersed with rolling hills could be in grave danger from landslides and floods caused by monsoonal rains.

While the MMEA took seriously any sign of aggression across Malaysian waters, agency officials were trying to show leniency to the Rohingya on the principle of humanity, he said.

"In line with the UNHCR study on vulnerability of the Rohingya living at the hills in Ukhia, we have identified some 25,000 most vulnerable people facing the threat of landslide, flooding and cyclones", Chowdhury told BenarNews.

Related Articles

  • Kashmir observes shutdown to protest civilian killings

    Kashmir observes shutdown to protest civilian killings

    The Indian police also raided the residence of APHC leader, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, in Srinagar and harassed his family members. Four of the five terrorists killed in the encounter at Kachdoora were from various villages of Shopian and one was from Kulgam.
    KU Jayhawks arrive in San Antonio

    KU Jayhawks arrive in San Antonio

    The Kansas Jayhawks found themselves with another No. 1 seed after everyone thought that they wouldn't even win the Big 12 . Here are five reasons to believe the Villanova Wildcats will defeat the Kansas Jayhawks in the Final Four Saturday night.
    New Mueller filing: Manafort, Gates tied to Russian spy in 2016

    New Mueller filing: Manafort, Gates tied to Russian spy in 2016

    That Person A has had ties to Russian intelligence is not terribly surprising. Mueller is now apparently directly disputing that using Gates's own words.
  • Queen Elizabeth's Stand-In, Prince Charles Declares Commonwealth Games Open

    Queen Elizabeth's Stand-In, Prince Charles Declares Commonwealth Games Open

    England's Alistair Brownlee, who has won gold in the past two Olympic triathlons, is entered in the men's race. About 100 activists gathered near the stadium just before the opening ceremony to continue the protest.
    SpaceX just launched, did it land the nose cone on a boat?

    SpaceX just launched, did it land the nose cone on a boat?

    The satellites were launched into orbit on board Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force station in California. Friday's rocket payload will include 10 satellites set to expand Iridium's communications bandwidth in space.
    Sessions: No special counsel yet for investigation of FBI

    Sessions: No special counsel yet for investigation of FBI

    Steele's anti-Trump research was paid for by Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee. That investigation formed the basis for the firing of former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
  • Oklahoma teachers absent from school for 2nd day to protest

    Oklahoma teachers absent from school for 2nd day to protest

    Desiree DeVine, the Childcare Site Director, said some of those kids laying down to rest would normally be in school as well. On Friday, teachers shut down a number of schools by calling in sick in what was described as a "sickout" on social media.
    Fox could separate Sky News to satisfy United Kingdom  regulator on takeover

    Fox could separate Sky News to satisfy United Kingdom regulator on takeover

    Under one option he is proposing that Sky News is legally separated and ringfenced so that it effectively operates separately. The CMA had also stated in January that its media plurality concerns would fall away on completion of Disney's Fox takeover.

    Max Holloway To Fight in Main Card at UFC 223ax

    It's a shame about the late notice and the weight difference, but this is still one hell of a fight. Instead, featherweight champion Max Holloway will step in on short notice.
  • Dutch Lawyer Becomes First Person Sentenced In Mueller Probe

    Dutch Lawyer Becomes First Person Sentenced In Mueller Probe

    Gates has accepted a plea deal and is cooperating with prosecutors while Manafort is fighting the charges. But the Mueller investigation would soon deliver van der Zwaan an unhappy honeymoon.
    Clifford loses court bid on President Trump sex claims

    Clifford loses court bid on President Trump sex claims

    Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti said he planned to re-file the motion at the earliest opportunity, and has also said he wants Trump's lawyer to testify.
    Trump calls Roseanne Barr after debut of show

    Trump calls Roseanne Barr after debut of show

    I've known him for many years, and he's done a lot of nice things for me. "He's just happy for me. The show featured a conservative central character and was canceled by ABC a year ago .