It will reflect poorly on Dhaka if the ICOE is not allowed to gather evidence in Cox’s Bazar.
Dhaka worried about border barrier construction, as well as increased clashes and IDPs inside Myanmar.
River has been closed since Rohingya influx in 2017; fishermen have been hit hard, but the Naf is a key smuggling route
Some jewelry, computer, pharmacy businesses are fronts for illegal currency, trading operations, Bangladesh officials say
The four men were sentenced to more than 20 years in jail for illegally entering Myanmar waters while fishing and released early, Bangladesh authorities said.
Minister AKM Mozammel Huq accused some NGOs of having "ill motives" and of profligate spending on their accommodations in Cox's Bazar.
ARSA urged its followers on Wednesday to refrain from crime in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, following reports of killings and abductions attributed to the group.
Humanitarian groups have criticized the plan to relocate refugees to Bhasan Char, as the island is vulnerable to frequent cyclones, with some saying it may even be inhabitable.
Disaster Management and Relief Minister Enamur Rahman said he made the request during a meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh on Sunday.
"Not a single Rohingya has volunteered to return to Rakhine due to the absence of conducive environment there," Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said.
Refugees at Cox’s Bazar camp mistook documentary crew for traffickers when they stopped to give clothes to young girls
More than 200 refugees from Chin State taking shelter in Bangladesh are receiving no government support and being ordered to leave, according to a volunteer aid group.
At least 150 Rohingya believed to have been preparing for the journey, mostly women and children, have been caught since November, according to local authorities.
The refugees are not only at risk from monsoons and cyclones but also elephants, as they are blocking a migration path, with 13 people killed in six months.
Sick children are among the group, who lack food and shelter; they claim Tatmadaw torched their homes, aid worker says.