EDITORIAL: Why mobile, internet services at Rohingya camps?
August 29th, 2020 at 8:01 pm
We have to send them back at any cost and the international community must ensure that as soon as possible. It is unfair to take the advantage of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s humanitarian
EDITORIAL: Why mobile, internet services at Rohingya camps?

The announcement of restoration mobile phone connectivity with high-speed internet for Myanmar Rohingya sheltered in Bangladesh for the past three years has come as a surprise.

Only a few days back, we wrote in newsnextbd.com that Dhaka wants them to return home as early as possible and that none should make investments that can “prolong their stay” here.

They have ravaged famed tourist district of Cox’s Bazar and are responsible for many criminal activities. The social fabric of the district is now fragile with more Rohingya than the original Bangladeshi residents.

The international community is apparently playing politics and one of their demand was to restore mobile and internet services in the Rohingya camps. This, we consider as an interference in the internal affairs of Bangladesh.

Every government has to first protect its national interest and to shut down the services was essential of the rumours and fabricated information they spread to create anarchy. Besides, smuggling of the pink tablets – Yaaba – has flooded our country putting the future of our youths in jeopardy.

The government should not have agreed to the demand of the international agencies and mobile or internet operators. We earnestly hope the decision will be withdraw again, and this time permanently.

We have to send them back at any cost and the international community must ensure that as soon as possible. It is unfair to take the advantage of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s humanitarian