South Asian country Bangladesh has announced a proposal for creating a Rohingya “safe zones” run by aid groups in the Myanmar’s (formerly Burma) state to flee hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees that are crossing into its border following Myanmar’s military minority crackdown.
The plan is the latest ideas float by the Dhaka, but looks like it is very much unlikely has any traction in the Naypyidaw, officially spelt Nay Pyi Taw (Burmese: နေပြည်တော်) where many believe the 1.1 million Rohingya are the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is the poorest nation in the world, with very little choice but to open new refugees camps.
Bangladesh government sent a proposal to the Myanmar government via Red Cross to make sure the security of Rakhine area, Rohingyan community homes, suggesting to relocate people who displaced by violence under the United Nation’s supervision.
“The ideas behind the creation of such safe zones is that no people (Rohingya Muslim) can come to the Bangladesh”, said Mr Haque, Foreign Secretary, a top Bangladeshi civil servant in the foreign ministry.
On the other side, The Red Cross has confirmed, it has passed the request to the Myanmar but quoted, it is a political decision between both countries.
But Myanmar’s government spokesman made not comment to the proposal.
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled to Myanmar’s neighbouring country Bangladesh, where mostly Muslim country counting 160 million, from major Buddhist populated area of Rakhine in recent years.