Myanmar responds after Sheikh Hasina’s puts international pressure: Nuh-ul-alam lenin
Translated by Sabah Mannan
Rohingyas got international support after the 5-point proposal of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. This created added pressure on Myanmar and so, Suu Kyi sent the Ministry of the Office of the State Counselor of Myanmar to Dhaka who assured to take back the Rohingyas. As a result, a “Joint Working Group’ was formed. In an interview, Nuh-ul-Alam Lenin; researcher, political commentator and former Awami League presidium member commented that the Government is trying to resolve the Rohingya crisis by joining the United Nations. He also said that it is solely due to Sheikh Hasina’s peace initiative and international pressure that Myanmar has come to resolve the issue.The former Awami League presidium member said that those who talk about taking stern action on Myanmar to solve the crisis do not understand international politics and neither do they understand how to deal with neighboring countries. “We had a friendly relationship with Myanmar but since 1978, there has been tension between us regarding the Rohingya issue but don’t we have conflicts with other countries too?” He remarked that those who believe that the crisis which Bangladesh is currently facing would have never happened if international concern was built beforehand, have not analyzed the whole situation in depth and are just trying to spread propaganda by taking advantage of the critical state.Nuh-ul-Alam Lenin further said that the Rohingya crisis has been happening from the 60’s. In 1962, General Ne Win established military coup, occupied state power and constitutionally banned citizenship of Rohingyas with Bengali exposure. Since then, insurgence and oppression continued.Myanmar is still getting help from other countries even after this horrendous act on the Rohingyas. It is possible because the country possess big amounts of natural resources such as gas, oil and countries like China, United States of America, Russia and India have eyes on taking those reserves. Apart from this Myanmar has dominant power among other countries in Asia as it is enriched by potential investments.