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Rohingya will be safe in areas ‘designated’ for them: Myanmar army chief

YANGON: Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe as long as they stay in the model villages built for them, the country's army chief has said, renewing fears they will be kept in settlements indefinitely. Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to Bangladesh after the military launched a brutal crackdown on insurgents in August that the US and the UN have called ethnic cleansing. Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to repatriate refugees to conflict-hit Rakhine state last year but Rohingya…