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Burma is gradually coming out of years of reigning army rule when US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Southeast Asia state this weekend. In Myanmar, 1,750 pounds (800 kg) of Myanmar's believers have given their hairdos in a fundraiser to help pave the way to a holy Buddhist world.

Tweeters, Hollywood personalities, vocalists, writers and officials tweetted, uploaded and petitioned for the freeing of Myanmar's Myanmar oppositions chief Aung San Suu Kyi, who turned 64 on Friday. A lawsuit brought in Myanmar by Myanmar's Myanmar opponent Aung San Suu Kyi for her swim was inspired more by passion than crime and should be punished slightly, his attorney said.

100,000 Rohingya sent back to Myanmar from Pangladesh

In Bangladesh, up to 100,000 Rohingya are to be sent back to Myanmar in the first group of repatriated Islamic migrants who have escaped this year from racial brutality, officers said on Friday. Sr Obaidul Quader said that a 100,000 name register should be sent to the Myanmar government on Friday so that repatriation could begin at the end of January under an agreement between the two states.

Over 655,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's Rakhine state have taken sanctuary in Bangladesh since a bombing at the end of August, in flight from what the US and the United Nations have called racial purge. In November, the two countries concluded an accord to allow repatriation from 23 January. A lot of relief organizations and embassies question that the timid Rohingya will accept the repatriation.

Rohingya were the destination of past pogromes in Buddhist Myanmar, which the group did not recognise as true ethnicity and deprived them of nationality. Mr. Quader said that the repatriation would begin as soon as a working group of civil servants from both nations had drawn up a census.

"As a result of the common working group's resolution, a first 100,000 Rohingya will be sent to the Myanmar authorities today for a secure and honourable return," said Quader, Awami League Secretary of Highway Affairs and Vice Chairman, during a trip to Cox's Bazar, where the shelters are.

"Myanmar will determine how the return of the victims will begin at the next working group meeting," Quader added. Re-patriation begins when the listing is complete."

The repatriation process would begin after Myanmar reviewed the register and the BiH administration received approval from willing migrants. The most Rohingya migrants, who have been addressed by the AFP in the refugee camp, are insisting that they do not want to come back because Rakhine is not secure enough. Diplomates have raised doubts whether Myanmar will allow the returns of many people.

Azad says almost one million Rohingya are living in Bangladesh, many of them for many years. Burma has accepted to take back the 700,000 arriving migrants since October 2016.

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