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Myanmar’s words and actions do not match: Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal talking to reporters after visiting Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Collected

Myanmar’s words and actions do not match. Now there are some signs of the pre-existing fears about the Rohingyas expelled from Myanmar,” said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal made this comment during a press briefing after visiting the Ukhiya Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar on Friday afternoon (May 31).

The Home Minister visited the APBN office of Ghonarpara Rohingya Camp No. 19 in Ukhiya at 11 am today. He held a meeting with APBN officials there till 12:30 noon. After that he spoke to the journalists.

The Home Minister said that the future of Myanmar’s Rohingya is uncertain. We have been saying before that if they are not sent back to Myanmar soon, there may be instability here. A hub for international terrorists can be created here. Arms may rattle. Many things can happen. There are now some signs of this happening.

The Home Minister also said that the movement of some of those who are fighting inside Myanmar can be seen here (in the Rohingya camp). The biggest fear is that no drugs are produced in Bangladesh. But drugs have been coming from Myanmar for a long time. Now some people in the camp are involved in drugs. We are trying to identify them. At the same time, efforts are being made to identify the weapons and those involved in the murder. Our main task is to identify them and bring them under the law.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal also said that war is going on inside Myanmar. The Arakan Army and some smaller groups are fighting the Myanmar government forces. In this situation, no citizen of that country or anyone else will be allowed to enter.

The interior minister said that as no one will be allowed to enter from Myanmar, no one will be allowed to leave from this side. Law and order forces will take a strict stance on this. Rohingya camps are full of weapons. divided into different groups. Those who are committing various crimes in the camp. This will not work now. The camp will be patrolled regularly. APBN, Police, BGB and RAB will jointly patrol. And always ready army. The army will also act when there is an urgent need.

At this time, the Home Minister told the reporters that he came to the Rohingya camp today and discussed with the security personnel of APBN and learned about their challenges. I know their pros and cons. I told them that Bangladesh has created a history through suppression of militancy and terrorism. APBN is helping Bangladesh move forward by providing security for the Rohingya camps. The situation in the Rohingya camps is still peaceful and controlled as APBN is fulfilling its duties.

In response to a question from the journalists, the Home Minister said that Myanmar’s words and actions do not match. Bangladesh, along with international organizations, continues to take action to repatriate Rohingyas. Myanmar is an unstable country. There is war-war game. Although various agreements or understandings have been signed with Myanmar on the return of Rohingyas, it has not progressed due to Myanmar. Hope Myanmar will take Rohingyas back soon.

After that, the Home Minister visited the hilly area of ​​A-7 block of the Rohingya camp. From there, the Home Minister went to Teknaf. He discussed with BGB officials there.

Inspector General of Police Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Md. Mizanur Rahman, APBN Chief Salim Mohammad Jahangir, Additional Inspector General Anwar Hossain, Chittagong Range DIG Nur Alam Mina, 8 APBN Captain Md. Amir Zafar, captain of 14 APBN. Iqbal, 16 APBN captain Hasan Bari and senior law enforcement officials were present.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal held an exchange meeting on the law and order situation of the Rohingya camp at Cox’s Bazar Hilltop Circuit House.