Regarding repatriation and the policing force that Mr. Sweet talked about, etc., we have to be very clear that we are not talking about repatriating into a different nation that belongs to the Rohingya. We are indigenous to Myanmar. We are from Myanmar. Our people, the people over there at the camps, whom I lived with for one month, should be able to go back to their own homeland.
It has to be accepted by the Myanmar government: from full citizenship rights to full rights for education and work, to being treated as human beings. Madam Khalid's point on whether it's the government or the people, Zainab answered that very well.
However, wherever there are good people.... When the genocide took place, when the massacres took place, there was and there continues to be a group of mobsters who are extremist Buddhists, who are out there and who are conducting this massacre. I'll refer you to a report by Fortify Rights called “They Gave Them Long Swords”. The swords were not carried by the military. The swords were carried by the civilians who were conducting the massacre, and it's everywhere. It's the same thing in the Karen and the Kachin villages.
So until a change of situation happens on the ground, we cannot.... As Canadians, we need to gauge our actions based on how our policies impact changes on the ground in Myanmar, the attitude of the Burmese government and its entities. You see, that's the gauging point on how we have successfully given a voice for the very people who are at the camps to be able to come back to their own homeland. They're not going to be living forever in these refugee camps, in these dire conditions, but they will only return when situations on the ground change, and this is what we are asking for.
I have some of my colleagues over here. If they want to add anything, Madam Chair, will you permit?