CPA urges to take resolution on Rohingya issue


PV Desk : Parliamentarians of different member states of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) today called for adopting a resolution at its general assembly to mount pressure on Myanmar to end the Rohingya crisis immediately.

Condemning persecution by Myanmar security forces, they said, the world community must act immediately through taking a resolution and other measures to force Myanmar to take back their citizens, they told a question-answer session after a briefing at the Bangabandhu International Conference centre here.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood addressed the press briefing to let delegates participating in the conference know the Rohingya situation.

Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, among others, were present at the press conference.

Mahmood said “As you are aware Bangladesh is currently facing colossal challenges due to the unprecedented level of influx of Rohingyas from the neighboring Rakhine state of Myanmar.” These people, most of whom are women, children and elderly, are taking shelter in Bangladesh fleeing ethnic cleansing in their homeland, he added.