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Myanmar violence looks like ethnic cleansing: United States envoy

29 Septembre 2017

On August 25, Rohingya militants killed 12 security officers in coordinated attacks on border posts, according to Myanmar's state media.

Nikki Haley told an open meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that "the time for well-meaning, diplomatic words in this council has passed".

Around 6000 Rohingya refugees are living in 18 refugee camps in Jammu since 2012 Rakhine State riots and they have come under the attack of the rightwingHindutva groups who want them deported.

The council had earlier called on the Myanmar government to abide by its commitment to facilitate humanitarian aid in Rakhine, but until now, that request has not been met.

He invited Guterres to visit Myanmar and said that diplomats and mediapersons will visit Rakhine next week.

Nebenzia said information received by Russian Federation shows Rohingya Muslim insurgents have forced Hindus in border villages to flee to Bangladesh along with Muslims. Ambassadors said they felt that the 15-member council sent a strong message to Myanmar.

Despite criticism from world leaders and the worldwide media, the Burmese government has a different perspective about the Rohingya and defends itself.

The ongoing violence "should shame senior Burmese leaders who have sacrificed so much for an open democratic Burma", Haley said, using Myanmar's former name.

Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya has said that the United Kingdom (UK) will provide £30 million (about Tk328 crores) more aid for the Rohingya refugees sheltered in Bangladesh.

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has faced worldwide criticism for remaining silent on the situation until last week. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. It also notes that current U.S. law, including the Global Magnitsky Act, allows Trump to impose sanctions on people responsible for gross violations of human rights.

Hau Do Suan used his "right of reply" at the end of the six-day gathering of world leaders at the General Assembly to respond to what he called "irresponsible remarks" and "unsubstantiated allegations" repeated by countries in their speeches to the 193-member world body. "It will be important also to find in the medium term suitable solutions for the people that are in Bangladesh". The group says Myanmar has torched entire villages inside Rakhine State and fired on people trying to flee.

French Ambassador Francois Delattre said that Kofi Annan has agreed to brief the council next month in an informal session.

Rohingya Muslims are considered to be among the world's most persecuted people. Some 421,000 members of the Muslim minority have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past month, as the United Nations and others raise allegations of ethnic cleansing. He also said the US needed to re-evaluate its policy of having lifted sanctions.

Nations that sell weapons to Burma should suspend further arms deals.

The Netherlands and several Western allies have dropped their call for an worldwide Commission of Inquiry to monitor human rights violations in war-torn Yemen.

ROGERS PEN is a pseudonym of an experienced Burmese journalist based in Yangon who fears retribution for expressing these views.

Myanmar violence looks like ethnic cleansing: United States envoy