Suu Kyi accuses Bangladesh of ‘faulty paperwork’ over Rohingya repatriation

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Aung San Suu Kyi . Reuters file photoMyanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday accused ‘Bangladeshi authorities’ of faulty paperwork over Rohingya repatriation, reports the Mainichi Shimbun.

“…there was some distrust of the Bangladeshi authorities, including over faulty paperwork they prepared for the refugees,” Suu Kyi was quoted to have said in an interview with the Japanese media outlet Mainichi Shimbun in Tokyo.

Some 740,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017 in the face of a military crackdown. The Bangladeshi authorities have been hosting the largest number of the refugees in the world. The total number of Rohingyas has already crossed one million who are residing in makeshift tent settlements in Cox's Bazar district.

Myanmar democratic leader Suu Kyi, who is harshly scolded by the world for her role over the Rohingya repatriation, was in the Japanese capital to attend emperor Naruhito's Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi enthronement ceremony on 22 October, reports the Japanese media.

During the interview she also told: "It's not enough for us to get everything ready. Bangladesh also has to implement their part of the bargain."

It added that Suu Kyi expressed the belief that the Myanmar government's efforts to prepare the ground for the Rohingyas' return are not well known.

"We have to cooperate in this matter," she was stated by the media.

"We have to create a situation where IDP camps are no longer necessary. And this is what we are working towards," Suu Kyi was also quoted to have said.

On Rohingyas’ Myanmar citizenship she said, "We have a national citizenship law, and every month we process those who have applied for citizenship, not just Rakhine but all over the country."

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