December 29, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:52 AM, December 29, 2017
Rohingya Repatriation: 450 to return in first batch
Myanmar plans to start it by taking back displaced Hindu families on January 22
Myanmar plans to begin the repatriation of its nationals from Bangladesh on January 22 with a group of 450 Hindu refugees.
A refugee camp has been set up at Taungpyoleiwei in northwestern Rakhine State for those returning overland from Bangladesh, and a second one at Ngakhuya in Maungdaw Township for those returning by sea or waterways.
Win Myat Aye, Myanmar minister for social welfare, relief and resettlement, made the announcement after talks between the government and representatives of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in Naypyitaw yesterday, reports the Democratic Voice of Burma, a Myanmarese news organisation based in Thailand.
Seeking anonymity, a senior diplomat at the Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka told The Daily Star yesterday, “Arrangements are being made to receive the displaced people from Rakhine from January 22 on completion of two months since the signing of the repatriation agreement,” the Myanmar diplomat said. Read more ›