Another 37 Bangladesh nationals identified in Myanmar

17 June 2015
Another 37 Bangladesh nationals identified in Myanmar
A policeman stands guard as migrant people rescued by the Myanmar Navy at sea, arrive to Kayin Chaung Jetty near MaungDaw township, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 03 June 2015. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA

Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB) have identified another 37 Bangladesh nationals among the 208 people rescued from boats by the Myanmar Navy reported on 16 June.
The latest identifications put the number of Bangladesh nationals rescued by Myanmar authorities to 187.
“The process to bring back the 37 Bangladesh nationals has started.
“After a flag meeting between the two border guards they might be brought back on Wednesday or Thursday through the Ghumdhum border at Bandarban’s Naikkhancharhi Upazila,” Cox’s Bazar BGB Sector Commander Col MM Anisur Rahman told
On May 21, the Myanmar Navy rescued 208 people from a boat in its maritime boundary. It had then claimed that there were 200 Bangladesh nationals among them.
After verifications, 150 Bangladesh citizens were identified and brought back by the BGB on June 8.