- Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65
- Asia stocks at 17-month low as China lets yuan slip
- UK announces $22.25m support for Rohingya refugees
- IMF forecasts 7.1pc economic growth for Bangladesh in 2019
- Bangladesh ‘least committed’ to cut rich-poor gap: Oxfam
- Bhashani Univ suspends 5 BCL leaders ‘for misbehaving with teachers’
- NKorea hackers broke into banks, tried to take US$1.1b
- Oil spill threatens Meghna; unheeded for 5 days
- Haiti quake death toll rises to 15, and 300 injured
- PM Sheikh Hasina donates Tk 50 lakh for Prof MahbubÕs treatment
Myanmar rights commission urges quick repatriation of Rohingyas
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has urged the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to immediately start the repatriation of more than 700,000 Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh, according to the Myanmar Times today.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) for repatriation of Rohingya people in Bangladesh should be implemented as soon as possible rather than putting the blame on each other, commission Chair U Win Mra said, according to the news report.
“I urge that the best thing for both sides is to quickly implement the MoU,” U Win Mra said.
“Rather than saying who is not implementing and who is delaying, if both sides implement the MoU effectively and quickly, initiatives can be started for their return,” he said.
U Win Mra, was a member of the commission on northern Rakhine led by the late UN secretary general Kofi Annan that was tasked with finding a sustainable solution to the Rakhine crisis. He was also a member of the advisory panel led by Thai deputy prime minister Surakiart Sathirathai.