Myanmar to send ship soon to take back BGP members from Bangladesh

DhakaTribune || Shining BD

Published: 4/19/2024 2:07:38 PM

A ship is scheduled to arrive from Myanmar either next Monday or Tuesday to retrieve members of the Border Guard Police (BGP) who sought refuge in Bangladesh.

However, their departure depends on favorable weather conditions.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been informed that the ship is expected to dock on Monday or Tuesday, but this timeline remains subject to change based on the weather, especially considering the turbulent seas during this monsoon season.

An official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a similar procedure to the previous repatriation of 330 individuals will be followed this time.

He emphasized the unstable situation in Rakhine and expressed concerns that more members of the Myanmar forces might seek shelter in Bangladesh.

Adding to the ongoing developments, a notification from the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) revealed that 13 additional BGP members surrendered to the Bangladesh Coast Guard at Teknaf Station on Thursday, along the Naf River in Teknaf.

Subsequently, the Coast Guard transferred these individuals to the Naikhongchhari Battalion of the Border Guard Bangladesh.

Currently, 274 members of the BGP members are seeking refuge in Bangladesh.

Earlier in February, 330 BGP members were sent back to their country after they took refuge in Bangladesh.

Shining BD