US Congressman Goes Mad : Ridiculous Proposal In Congress To Integrate Rakhine With Bangladesh
There is one hell of a person called Bradley Sherman who it seems somehow has managed to become a US Congressman. Instead of confining himself to laws required for administration of United States Of America, this chap has placed a proposal before the US Congress seeking integration of Myanmar’s Rakhine with Bangladesh as millions of persecuted Rohingyas have fled Myanmar and taken refugee in the neighbouring nation’s Chittagong.
In case this proposal is accepted by the Congress even for a debate then it will certainly reflect on the intelligence of the entire House. This Sherman also happens to be the Chairman of the Sub-committee on Asia Pacific, during a hearing on the State Department’s budget for South Asia.
Naturally a very angry PM of Bangladesh,
Sheikh Hasina reminded Mr Sherman of the American civil war in the past and said Bangladesh would not do anything which would affect regional stability and peace.
Bangladesh is happy with its 54,000 sq km territory, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Monday as she criticised as “flagitious” a proposal by a top US lawmaker to integrate Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state with her country.
India should just not laugh out such idiotic
activities of the US Congress but should sternly tick them off and tell them to keep their hands off Bangladesh and Myanmar. In case required either Bangladesh or Indian Parliament should introduce a proposal for merger of Texas with Mexico on similar lines, as a very large number of Mexicans seem to be migrating to Texas.
The Bangladesh PM said that Bangladesh honoured Myanmar’s sovereignty and Rakhine was part of Burmese territory.Dhaka just wanted the safe return of the Rohingyas to their homeland.
Ms Hasina asked Mr Sherman to rather mobilise a campaign for the safe return of the Rohingyas to their homeland. Mr Sherman should listen to this rather than acting in the present manner..
Bangladesh extended help to the Rohingyas is on humanitarian grounds which “does not mean, it wants to annex the Rakhine state”.
According to the UN estimates, nearly 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in the Rakhine state since August 2017 when the army launched a military crackdown on terrorist elements.
On the other hand, Myanmar does not recognise Rohingya as an ethnic group and insists that they are Bangladeshi migrants living illegally in the country.
However, Ms Hasina said Bangladesh was maintaining a cordial relation with Myanmar despite it imposed its burden on its neighbour by driving out their nationals.
Ms Hasina addressed the press conference a day after she returned from a five-day trip to China, largely to draw Beijing’s effective support to mount pressure on Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas.
She said the Chinese leaders assured her of pursuing their crucial ally Myanmar to end the crisis by taking back the Rohingyas.