Rohingya Muslims are not fans of the military coup, but they ‘’do not feel sorry’’ for the removal of Aung sung suu kyi in power.
The community leader of the Rohingya Muslims Muhammad Yunus Arman spoke to al Jazeera at the sprawling kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district saying:
”when Aung sung suu kyi was in power, she did not say anything when military killed our families in Rakhine state. She remained silent about it; she didn’t even utter the words ‘Rohingya.’ once we used to pray for her success and used to treat her like our Queen, but after 2017 we realised her real character,’’ he said.
On Monday the Myanmar military took power against the democratically elected government of Aung sung suu kyi, who was then detained together with her political leaders. The army in the Buddhist majority South Asian nation also declared a state of emergency for a year.
Cox’s bazar in southern Bangladesh became the world’s largest refugee settlement after becoming a home to more than 1,000,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya living in cramped, makeshift camps.
In 2017 the Rohingya Muslims became refugees to Bangladesh after they fled from the military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which the United Nations said was carried out with a ‘’genocidal intent’’.
Myanmar said it was committed to the repatriation of the Rohingya as per a bilateral agreement, with Bangladesh expecting the process to start later this year, due to that, last month Dhaka started relocating some of the Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal.
So far, nearly 7000 Rohingya have been sent to the flood prone island. Some rohingyas do not agree to the offer given to them in the flood prone area. Others are of the opinion that life in the camp was not easy financially, but moving to the flood prone area might open to new opportunities for them.
Since the removal of Aung sung suu kyi from power there has been a doubt regarding the repatriation of the Rohingya.