Win Myat Aye, Myanmar’s social welfare minister, provoked anger when he reportedly told a group of about 40 Rohingya that if they were to return to Myanmar, they would have to accept national verification cards and state they were migrants from Bangladesh.
The refugees at the Kutupalong camp in the border city of Cox’ Bazar say they are from Myanmar. They gave the minister a list of 13 demands they want to be met before they return home.
Bangladesh and Myanmar had agreed to begin the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees in January, but there were delays because of safety concerns.
So how will the government respond and how committed is it to resolving the crisis?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Shelley Thakral – spokesperson, World Food Programme
Tun Khin – president, Burmese Rohingya Organisation, UK
Laura Haigh – Amnesty International’s Myanmar researcher
Source: Al Jazeera News