On Wednesday (25/09/2019), 26 Rohingyas crossed Bangladesh and went to Rakhine State’s Maungdaw Township through Taungpyo Letwei. However, the authority arrested one returnee under the suspicion of being a member of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA.

According to Irrawaddy reporting, the district administrator of Maungdaw district, U Soe Aung stated that “26 people from three families entered Myanmar. We scrutinized them and found that one had a case opened against them under the Counterterrorism Law. So we detained the person. But we helped the others by giving them the necessary support to return.”

The government has opened two reception centres for returnees by road in Taungpyo Letwei and by boat in Nga Khura, since early 2018.

Perhaps these are similar to check posts, rather than reception centres and of course, randomly choosing people under the pretext of being a member of ARSA, would deter the few who are willing to return to their home after two years in refuge from crossing the border.

On last Wednesday (25/09/2019), Twenty-six Rohingyas have crossed Bangladesh and went to Rakhine State’s Maungdaw Township through Taungpyo Letwei. However, the authority arrested one returnee under the suspicion of being a member of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

According to Irrawaddy reporting, the district administrator of Maungdaw district, U Soe Aung stated that “26 people from three families entered Myanmar. We scrutinized them and found that one had a case opened against them under the Counterterrorism Law. So we detained the person. But we helped the others by giving them the necessary support to return.”

The government has opened two reception centres for returnees by road in Taungpyo Letwei and by boat in Nga Khura, since early 2018. Perhaps these are more like check-post, rather than reception centres and of course, randomly choosing people under the pretext of being a member of ARSA, would deter the few who are willing to return to their home after two years in refuge from crossing the border.