Myanmar & Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal

Nov 23, 2017, 5:38 AM EST
(Source: The Daily Star News/flickr)
(Source: The Daily Star News/flickr)

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding paving the way for the return of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, who were forced to cross to the other side of the border from Rakhine state after Burmese army launched a brutal crackdown in the region.

Myint Kyaing, a permanent secretary at Myanmar’s Ministry Of Labor, Immigration And Population, said that Myanmar is willing to take back the ethnic minority once Bangladesh completes the registration paperwork, notes Reuters.

Myanmar, a Buddhist majority nation, is under pressure from human rights groups after damning reports of mass rapes and violence against Rohingyas emerged in the wake of a sweeping military operation in August, writes RTE