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Bangladesh firm on Rohingya relocation plan, wants Myanmar to take them back

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by Reuters
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 14:26 GMT

Bangladesh has revived much-criticized plan to move refugees from Myanmar to the island of Thengar Char which floods at high tide

By Ruma Paul

DHAKA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Bangladesh is determined to relocate Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar to a Bay of Bengal island that critics say is unliveable, a Bangladeshi minister said, adding that the move is temporary and Myanmar will ultimately have to take them back.

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