Rohingyas ‘threat’ to national and regional security, says Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina - watsupptoday.com
Rohingyas ‘threat’ to national and regional security, says Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina
Posted 12 Nov 2019 12:36 PM

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Agencies

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the over 10 lakh Rohingyas who fled from Myanmar to her country in the wake of “persecution” are a “threat to the security” of the entire region as she urged the global community to resolve the issue.

According to the UN, as of May 24, 2018, more than 9,00,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State since 2017 after large-scale violence following a military crackdown. The exodus of refugees in large numbers has resulted in a major crisis in neighboring Bangladesh.

Addressing the three-day ‘Dhaka Global Dialogue-2019’ here, Hasina said, “In terms of regional security, I would like to say that more than 1.1 million Rohingya citizens of Myanmar fled to Bangladesh in the face of persecution and they are a threat to the security not only for Bangladesh but also for the region.”

“I urge the world community to take appropriate action realizing the gravity of the threat. It will not be possible to ensure development and prosperity of any country without having peace and safety,” she was quoted as saying by the official Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) news agency.

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