Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Burmese pro-democracy and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has stressed the need for ensuring more vigilance and security along the Bangladesh-Burma border to prevent cross-border intrusion.
During a meeting with a special mission of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Rangoon on Tuesday, she also expressed concern about the situation in Rakhine State, especially the Rohingya crisis.
Abdul Matin Khasru MP, law affairs secretary of Awami League, was present in the meeting as a member of the ICAPP mission, an AL press statement said.
During the meeting, Mr. Khasru informed her of Bangladesh’s position of preventing Rohingyas of Burma, officially known as Myanmar, from entering Bangladesh. He also said, “They [Rohingyas] are neither recognized by Myanmar nor Bangladesh as their citizens and they are now stateless in the World of God”.
Suu Kyi, also chairman of the National League for Democracy, said it was difficult to establish claims of both the countries about the identity of those alleged to be making cross-border movement.
However, she recognized that the process for establishment of the rule of law and human rights must start for bringing about lasting solution to the issue.
A former law minister, Mr. Khasru conveyed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s greetings to Suu Kyi and invited her on Hasina’s behalf to visit Bangladesh.
BBN/SSR/AD-16Sept12-12:40 pm (BST)