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Rohingya coming here are ‘economic migrants’, not refugees (UPDATED w Part 2)

Continuing Part Two, uploaded on Oct 23 

Has the passage of time cleared up confusion in the United Nations as to whether the world body supports or still objects to repatriating the Rohingya?

ON THE ONE HAND — Bangladesh is thrilled to hear fresh assurances from Myanmar that the latter country is prepared to take back the Rohingya refugees. This is the latest news reported today (see below) on the sidelines of an international donation campaign that raised US$600 million to help the Rohingya in the Cox’s Bazar camps.

BELOW: Beijing is the facilitator of a trilateral initiative involving China, Bangladesh and Myanmar to be commenced after Myanmar concludes its general election on Nov 8

ON THE OTHER HAND — the UN was previously pissed at India for deporting seven illegal Rohingya back to Myanmar. Continue reading “Rohingya coming here are ‘economic migrants’, not refugees (UPDATED w Part 2)”