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Bangladesh protests to Myanmar over new arrivals from troubled state


DHAKA: Bangladesh has protested to Myanmar over a new influx of refugees fleeing troubled Rakhine state after clashes between safety forces and an insurgent workforce, an reputable said on Wednesday.


Bangladesh's international ministry summoned Myanmar's ambassador late on Tuesday to protest over the arrivals from Rakhine, already infamous following an army clampdown on Muslim Rohingya in August 2017 which despatched greater than 700,000 other folks around the border.

The new arrivals are from Rakhine Buddhist and other tribal teams, a senior international ministry reputable advised AFP on condition of anonymity, with out giving a figure.

"The number is increasing. Some people are already waiting on the border and they may also enter. We have asked them (Myanmar) to take effective and urgent steps so that violence is stopped," the reputable said.

A Bangladesh border guard reputable said the refugees had crossed in a remote hill house of Bandarban district within the southeast of the rustic.

Bangladesh is already suffering to deal with the 740,000 Rohingya Muslims who arrived after August 2017 adding to 300,000 who had fled earlier violence in Rakhine.

Now Rakhine's ethnic majority, who're Buddhist, are in war with the military they helped to force out the Rohingya just 18 months ago.

On January 4 the Arakan Army (AA), a militant workforce calling for higher autonomy for Rakhine, killed 13 other folks in raids on police border posts.

The military says 13 militants were killed in reprisal attacks while the United Nations says a minimum of five,200 other folks were displaced by means of the violence.


An correct dying toll has been unattainable to establish for the reason that zone is beneath a near-blanket lockdown.


The fighting has added a new, complex dimension to the concerns in Rakhine that since 2012 have noticed non secular and communal riots, the mass exodus of Rohingya and killings throughout all ethnic traces.


The Bangladesh protest came after Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie said Tuesday that Myanmar must "show genuine commitment" to end violence that has pushed the Rohingya into Bangladesh.


The UN is making ready to launch a new global attraction for almost one billion bucks to seem after the Rohingya.


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