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PM: Rohingya youths might be exploited by vested quarters

  • Published at 04:25 pm April 7th, 2019
Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom Mark Field and PM hasina
Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom Mark Field speaking with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office Focus Bangla

She urges global community to mount pressure on Myanmar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she fears that vested quarters might exploit the frustrated Rohingya youths to materialize their ill motive.

She made the statement on Sunday, reports UNB. 

She said: "The young people, who do not have any work, are also not sure about their repatriation to their homeland and are getting frustrated about their uncertain future. 

“Vested groups can exploit those people for bad purposes." 

The prime minister expressed the apprehension while visiting Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom Mark Field met her at her office.

Sheikh Hasina also said the international community should mount strong pressure so Myanmar takes back their citizens.

"This is causing huge pressure in the area and the Rohingyas have outnumbered the local people," she said.

The prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

According to UNB, he said Sheikh Hasina mentioned that the plight of the Rohingyas would get worse further during the monsoon. 

In this connection, she said the government is preparing an island to relocate the Rohingyas temporarily for their better living.  

Talking about the relation between UK and Bangladesh, she recalled the support of the UK government and its people for their support during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

The prime minister invited the UK entrepreneurs to come to Bangladesh with their investment.

Regarding the climate change issue, she appreciated the UK for supporting Bangladesh. In this connection she said the government has already constituted a climate fund with its own resource and is constructing various infrastructures in the coastal belt areas keeping in mind the climate change issues.

She has struggled all through her life for restoration of democracy in Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina said adding that the media is enjoying total freedom in Bangladesh.  

Regarding private sectors, she said the present government has boosted the private sector in the country and open every sector for them.

Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom Mark Field MP congratulated Sheikh Hasina for her reelection last year.

He said Bangladesh has a very good potential and the relations between Bangladesh and the UK is growing fast.

Mark Field said that the UK government would work with Bangladesh on climate change issue. 

He also mentioned that his country would cooperate with Bangladesh in education sector.

Regarding the Rohingya issue he said that over one million Rohingyas are a big burden for Bangladesh.

Principal Secretary M Nojibur Rahman and British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson were present during the meeting.