September 20, 2017

103 boat people repatriated to Bangladesh

Myanmar authority handed over 103 boat people to Bangladesh authority on Monday. Photo: MNA
Myanmar authority handed over 103 boat people to Bangladesh authority on Monday. Photo: MNA

MYANMAR handed over 103 verified Bangladeshi citizens out who were rescued off the coast of Myanmar in May and June to Bangladeshi authorities on Monday.
The former boat people were repatriated after a meeting between Myanmar and Bangladeshi authorities in Taungpyo (Letwe) in Maung Taw District, Rakhine State.
A Myanmar team led by Deputy Director U Saw Naing of Maung Taw District handed over the Bangladeshi nationals to a Bangladeshi team headed by the acting commanding officer of No 17 Border Guard Battalion at Cox’s Bazar.
Myanmar has repatriated a total of 729 verified Bangladeshi nationals on six occasions. The remaining boat people will be repatriated to their countries of origin upon the completion of the verification process, according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar.

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