Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) in Bangladesh: The Need for Repatriation to Myanmar

Masud Parvez Chowdhury, psc

Lieutenant Colonel, Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh. E-mail:


Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) have been created by the Myanmar army to leave their motherland. Due to inhuman torture by the Myanmar army, the FDMN had no other way but to leave their land. These FDMN took shelter in the neighboring countries, especially in Bangladesh. Bangladesh government established an extraordinary example of humanity providing shelter to the FDMN. But the temporary shelter should not be a permanent solution for the FDMN. Bangladesh is not their motherland, rather it is Myanmar and they are eager to go back to their motherland with honor and dignity. Bangladesh is trying its best to provide safety and security to the FDMN. But how long? Global actors had witnessed the brutality of the Myanmar army with the FDMN. This is high time for all stakeholders to come forward and find sustainable solutions for dignified repatriation of the FDMN to their motherland, Myanmar.

Keywords: Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN), Rohingya, Myanmar Army, Security Threat, Repatriation, Motherland.