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Quader: Myanmar’s position over Rohingya issue not clear

Quader: Myanmar’s position over Rohingya issue not clear

Quader says the influx of Rohingya people is still continuing

Transport Minister Obaidul Quader has said the Rohingya people are fleeing to Bangladesh as Myanmar’s position over the issue is ambiguous.

“Myanmar’s position over the Rohingya issue is not clear yet. That is way the influx of Rohingya is still continuing,” he told reporters at Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp on Thursday.

Quader, also the general secretary of the ruling Awami League, visited the camp to hand out a portion of the 107-ton Indian relief items among the refugees.

He also noted that the army will get fully involved in relief distribution and control the overall situation in and around the refugee camps from Friday.

The minister was accompanied by Awami League Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak and officials of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.

More than 400,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since August 25 after Myanmar military launched a brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority following attacks on dozens of police posts and an army base by insurgents.

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