United States says it's troubled by Rohingya crisis, Myanmar response

Carla Harmon
September 22, 2017

The incident late on Wednesday, ended when police fired in the air to disperse the protesters, reflected rising communal animosity and came during an official visit by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy.

In another post, he wrote that Myanmar's government had "poisoned the whole country".

Pence accused the Myanmar military of responding to militant attacks on government outposts "with bad savagery, burning villages, driving the Rohingya from their homes".

Bangladesh has been struggling for rehabilitation and relief distribution for the refugees who fled new wave of violence in Myanmar as Burmese military launched offensive against suspected Rohingya insurgents to respond to a "coordinated attack" on security forces.

Addressing the gathering at the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) two-day national seminar on good governance and human rights, Rajnath, earlier in the day, said, "The Rohingya Muslims are not refugees as they are have not completed the legal process".

In a speech on his plans for Rakhine State while on his first visit there since strife erupted, he made no mention of the estimated 422,000 Rohingya Muslims who have crossed the border into Bangladesh.

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"The Home Ministry has clarified its position through its affidavit (in Supreme Court) that these are illegal immigrants and they will be deported". Ten others were injured and are receiving treatment.

The 1.1 million Rohingya are a Muslim minority not recognized by the Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Policemen Phyo Wai Kyaw says 300 men started throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers protecting International Committee of the Red Cross supplies late Wednesday.

She told the UNGA that her government would suspend the training as well as stop defence engagements until military action against civilians in Rakhine State stopped.

The home minister said that the government has extended aid to Bangladesh for the welfare of Rohingyas there.

The supplies were to be delivered by boat to Maungdaw township, where the violence was particularly intense.

The Myanmar government says about 400 people have been killed in the fighting.

But side by side with this tough approach on terror, Dhaka will also accommodate and look after Rohingyas, he said, calling upon the global community to push Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas and give them a life of dignity and without fear.

He said there have been no clashes since September 5 in Rakhine, where the military has been accused of burning scores of villages to the ground sending terrified Rohingya villagers fleeing.

In 2011, Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Laureate, took office in 2011, after half a century of military rule.

"I tried to go to the place where the Bangladeshi government said they set aside land for us". The most pressing issues facing the assembly this year include North Korea's nuclear ambitions, violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, and the debate over climate change.

Local media in Bangladesh reported on Monday over 2,000 Rohingya were arrested on one of the country's southern islands and deported back to Myanmar in trawlers.

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