How Myanmar can guarantee Rohingya security
27 February 2018 | 2:40 pm
DW spoke to U Aye Lwin, the national member of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, about how Myanmar can ensure the security of the Rohingya people returning to the country and how the international community can help in the process.
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