Myanmar Blocks Returning Rohingya with Barbed Wire Fence, Land Mines, Security Forces

ASIA--PACIFIC, 26 Mar 2018

ABC RN (Australia) – TRANSCEND Media Service

Myanmar is fortifying its border with Bangladesh. (Getty Images: Joe Freeman)

22 Mar 2018 – Myanmar is fortifying its border with Bangladesh, where thousands of Rohingya refugees are sheltering after fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

The military has built a new barbed wire fence, installed land mines and placed hundreds of security forces on the shared border.

More than 5,000 Rohingya are living on a narrow strip of land between the two countries since some 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar last August.

Bangladesh has warned the military build up will escalate tensions but Myanmar’s focus right now is on its own political future after the country’s president quit yesterday.

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