Myanmar is ready to accept over six hundred refugees from Bangladesh. Myanmar’s permanent secretary of immigration and population department Myint Kyaing told Mizzima News that they were ready to accept 675 refugees from Bangladesh.
Myint Kyaing confirmed this after verifying 8,032 names sent by Bangladesh with 800 refugees approved from the list. He added that they had already informed Bangladesh authorities.
According to Kyaing 685 out of 800 people were found to have resided in Myanmar before fleeing to Bangladesh. He alleged 10 of them were found to be terrorists who took part in violent attacks.
Myint Kyaing said, “We will receive 675 people after putting aside these ten terrorists from this list. We will not accept 120 refugees as they don’t have evidence such as photos and household registration which can prove their residential address in Myanmar before fleeing to Bangladesh.”
Bangladesh gave the list of 8,032 refugees to Myanmar after a meeting held in Bangladesh in February.