We haven’t heard any news since April about Bangladesh’s plans to deport thousands of Rohingya refugees to the uninhabitable, monsoon-prone island of Bhashan Char that only emerged from the sea in 2006. Bangladesh went to quite an expense to build barracks on the island where people could ride out the monsoons & daily tidal flooding so fat chance that government officials will come to their senses. The hitch might be that the deportation was on a voluntary basis & they couldn’t find a single Rohingya dumb enough to volunteer deportation to an island in the middle of nowhere that you couldn’t get off after you got on & where you were likely to live a water-logged, brief miserable life.

All is not lost for that island however. It’s a good place to exile the government of Burma & all others who support their genocide against the Rohingya people.