Staff Correspondent: Awami League (AL) led 14-party alliance leaders outright rejected Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's first address to the nation after military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
The party leaders rejected the speech while addressing a view exchange meeting with leaders of the Hindu and the Buddhist communities at Dhanmandi on Wednesday noon.
"We reject Suu Kyi's speech to the nation as she even did not pronounce the word Rohingya (in her 30-minute televised speech) for a single time. She has repeatedly described the Rohingyas as Bangalees, which is completely unacceptable," said 14-party spokesman Mohammad Nasim.
Calling upon the Myanmar government to bring the Rohingyas back to their homeland, Nasim, also Health and Family Welfare Minister and a presidium member of the AL said, "It is a must (for Myanmar) to take Rohingyas back."
General Secretary of Sammobadi Dal Dilip Barua, General Secretary of Workers Party Fazle Hossian Badhsha, Chairman of Tarikat Federation Nazibul Basher Maijbhandari, Secretary General of Jatiya Party (JP-Monju), Sheikh Sahidul Islam, AL Organizing Secretary Ahmed Hossain, Deputy Publicity Secretary Aminul Islam, and Hindu-Buddhist community leaders Prof Nim Chandra Bhoumik, Monindra Kumar Debnath, Ranjit Barua and Piar Barua were present at the meeting, among others.
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