On 5 February, 2023 Junta officials visited to Arakan State transit camps to start repatriation of the Rohingya soon from Bangladesh.
The Junta officials, including U Ko Ko Hlaing, International Cooperation Minister, Dr- Thet Thet Khaing, Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister, and Lieutenant-General Tun Tun Naung and along with regime officials visited to the transit camps in Taungpyo Letwae, Ngakhuya, and Hla Poe Kung in northern Maungdaw Township.
“It’s good for us, because we are suffering a lot of in Bangladesh Refugee camps. We have no human rights in here,” said Mr. Noor Kobir, a Rohingya teacher from Balukhali Refugee camp.
“We are always ready to go our motherland, but Junta must ensure our safety, security, and full citizenship rights,” he added.
“The regime is talking about repatriation as it is faced with a crisis and its image has suffered on the international stage,” said Arakanese Politician U Pe Than. “The regime is repatriating not because of international pressures. But it is doing this for its own interests as the international community also wants to see repatriation.”
On 24 January, 2023, Foreign Minister, AK Abdul Momen said that Rohingya must go back to their motherland in Myanmar and their safe repatriation will continue to remain Bangladesh’s priority. Myanmar always said that they will take back their people but they have lack of sincerity.