A 10-member investigation commission from Myanmar arrived in Cox’s Bazar Sunday to meet the Rohingyas who had fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State since a military crackdown was launched in October last year.
The delegation, led by the commission’s Secretary Zaw Myint, reached Cox’s Bazar on a two-day tour and sat with Deputy Commissioner Md Ali Hossain at his office.
They discussed various aspects of the Bangladesh-Myanmar relationship, including the ongoing Rohingya crisis.
During the meeting, the visiting officials admitted that the Rohingyas had indeed fled into Bangladesh.
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The investigators from Myanmar arrive at Cox's Bazar Dhaka Tribune
The team visited the unregistered Rohingya camp in Kutupalong in the afternoon. They are set to talk to Rohingyas taken shelter in Balukhali and Leda makeshift camps, and talk to the Rohingyas to determine why they had escaped, the DC added.
An estimated 75,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since October. Several thousand of them reportedly returned to Rakhine State after the military called off their clearance operations.
The Myanmar government formed the probe committee to investigate the recent influx of Rohingyas into Bangladesh.
The delegation comprises Aung Myint, minister counsellor of the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka, and five members of the investigation commission.