MoFA Condemns Killing Of Rohingyas, Calls It Genocide

Saul Bowman
September 5, 2017

"Aung San Suu Kyi is rightly regarded as one of the most inspiring figures of our age, but the treatment of the Rohingya is alas besmirching the reputation of Burma", he had said.

Yousafzai became a household name across the world after she survived an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while riding home from school in Pakistan in 2012.

Myanmar's security forces and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been facing worldwide condemnation over the recent plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

"I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment". They (Myanmar forces) were killing us there. As a result, the Muslim-inhabited territories in the northern part of Rakhine state turned into a foothold of religious extremists who had championed secession from Burma (Myanmar), joining East Pakistan (Bangladesh) since 1947.

Up to 20,000 people are reportedly still stranded at the zero zone along the border of the two countries, while an estimated 12,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists are internally displaced in Myanmar, sheltering in public buildings and receiving help from the government there.

Awarded the Novel Peace Prize in 2014, the youngest ever recipient, she recently celebrated a place at the University of Oxford to Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).


However, it seems that despicable violence against the minority group in the-not-so-important country of Myanmar does not deserve the attention of great powers.

Majority are sheltered in makeshift settlements and refugee camps in the neighbouring country, which will be visited by Marsudi from Tuesday. "She and all of Burma will have our full support in that".

The UNHCR's new refugee estimate was the result of aid workers conducting new, more accurate counts that revised Monday's estimate up from 87,000, Ms Tan said.

The protesters urged the Indian government to voice their concerns and ask Myanmar to stop the assault against Rohingyas and to provide the victims with necessary humanitarian assistance, including healthcare.

The Myanmar government said that it has formed a committee to implement the recommendations, as well as an advisory body; the latter has been tasked with supervising the implementation of the recommendations. In a statement it said more than 2,600 homes had been destroyed in Rohingya villages and 138 houses had been destroyed in non-Muslim villages-blaming the fires and other damage entirely on the militants. The de facto president and Marsudi will talk discuss Indonesia's proposal to provide humanitarian aid to the Rohingya community in Rakhine State.

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