The military coup in Myanmar is a new concern for the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh, said Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.
Hours after the arrest of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and military coup there, Bangladesh foreign minister said, "Dhaka is closely monitoring the situation in Myanmar."
He told The Business Standard that he would respond later through a press note regarding the issue.
Earlier on Monday, Myanmar's military seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.
The army said it had carried out the detentions in response to "election fraud", handing power to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for one year, according to a statement on a military-owned television station. A military spokesman did not answer phone calls seeking further comment.
Bangladesh has been hosting over 11 lakh Rohingyas following ethnic and religious persecution in Rakhine state by Myanmar military for decades.