Bangladesh to keep close watch on NGOs working among Rohingyas

Bangladesh is closely monitoring the activities of foreign and other NGOs working in Rohingya camps in that country. Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said strict action will be taken against NGOs if they violate conditions set by the government.

Ever since the outbreak of ethnic strife in Myanmar between Rrohingya Muslims and Buddhists, Bangladesh has been hosting more than 10 lakh refugees.

Momen briefed the diplomats and representatives of the UN agencies as two consecutive efforts to begin the repatriation of the displaced people have failed.

According to Bangladesh officials, repatriation of Rohingyas were foiled by Myanmar, which doesn’t want these Muslims to come back. They think some NGOs also played mischief in the botched attempts to repatriation of Rohingyas recently.

Bangladesh wants to keep up the international pressure on Myanmar, especially on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that begins in September.