Naypyidaw, Myanmar (BBN)-Myanmar authorities are making arrangements to send back 126 more “boat people” who are verified as Bangladeshi nationals to their country of origin by next Tuesday.

The Myanmar navy rescued over 200 “boat people” in Rakhine state’s Maungdaw and over 700 in Ayeyawaddy region’s Pyapon in May when patrolling in Myanmar waters, according to a report by Xinhua on 21 August.

The Myanmar authorities have sent back a total of 501 Bangladeshi “boat people” on four different occasions since June after citizenship verification the report said.