Bangladesh can’t cope with Rohingya influx: Quader


DHAKA, Sept 5, 2017 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said it is not possible for Bangladesh to cope with the influx of Myanmar’s Rohingya refuges.

“A crisis situation has already been prevailing in the bordering areas of Myanmar,” he told newsmen while visiting ailing Bangabir Kader Siddique, Bir Uttam, at the BSMMU.

Quader said Bangladesh government has been considering the Rohingya crisis in humanitarian ground.

“Now the government’s policy will be protesting strongly against the ‘Rohingya pushing’. Diplomatic steps are underway at different international forums including United Nations and Human Rights Watch,” the minister added.

Earlier, Bangabir Kader Siddique was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on September 3 due to dengue fever, diabetes and other ailments.

He has been receiving treatment under Professor ABM Abdullah, Medicine Faculty Dean of BSMMU.

BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Kamrul Hasan Khan was present on the occasion.