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'Myanmar attacks Bangladesh indirectly'

District Correspondent |
Inserted: 21:39, Monday 11 September 2017 || Updated: 16:27, Tuesday 12 September 2017

'Myanmar attacks Bangladesh indirectly' - National

Sylhet: Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Monday said Myanmar is launching an indirect attack on Bangladesh by forcing hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to flee across its border.

“Yes, it is an attack on Bangladesh. This is Burma’s (Myanmar) indirect attack on Bangladesh. And this must be combated,” he said.

The finance minister came up observation while talking to reporters after attending a seminar at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College on Monday.

“This however is my personal opinion,” the minister went saying. World leaders should decide on steps that can be taken against Myanmar, added Muhith.

“We are doing what we can for them (Rohingya refugees). We also demanded that safe zones be created for them in their country.”

Dhaka sent the proposal for UN-administered safe zones for Rohingyas to Naypyidaw through the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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