Instability and poverty have hand in migration problem

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Pressure from a certain global superpower on Myanmar to treat Bengalis as citizens has been a cause of anxiety for the country in recent weeks. The fear probably stems from the repercussions of communal violence which broke out in some parts of the country two or three years ago.
Earlier in June, United State Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard called on our government to accept Bengalis as citizens so as to solve the root cause of the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia. Her words resembled those of U.S. President Barack Obama, who noted Bengalis have lived in Myanmar for generations and that they are as much citizens of Myanmar as anyone else.
Their comments prompted protests of Myanmar people from all walks of life, including monks, to take to street, carrying banners and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with slogans such as, “Boat people are not from Myanmar,” and “Myanmar should not take the blame for the problem of boat people.”
While influential political parties have kept silent on the issue, the government took a bold step to rebut the unjustified accusations of the West. The truth will always out. The boat people themselves have confessed that they belong to Bangladesh, whose authorities are as a result making arrangements to bring their citizens home in lots.
No country will ever turn a blind eye to the plight of its citizens languishing at sea or abroad. Naturally people from failed states tend to migrate to where the grass looks greener, but often at the risk of discrimination.
All things considered, migration problems go hand in hand with political instability, poverty, and racial discrimination.

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