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UN Chief calls for effective action plan to address Rohingya problem

16 September 2017, 01:02 | Terri Saunders

Myanmar nationals in Japan protest against UN over Rakhine conflict

The festival comes as renewed violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state forces thousands of Rohingya

"This violence must stop, this persecution must stop".

"I yield to no one in my admiration of what she stood for and the way she fought for democracy", said Johnson, the foreign secretary, on Thursday at a joint press conference with USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson.

Since last month, some 389,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following a surge in violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. We all clearly understand that. Opprobrium has been heaped on Aung San Suu Kyi, who was once a darling of the rights community but now faces accusations of turning a blind eye to - and even abetting - a humanitarian catastrophe by Western powers.

In a letter addressed directly to the Burmese leader seen by the Daily Telegraph, Ms Thompson wrote: "Few people have inspired me in my life the way you do. but I can not stay silent when women and children suffer".

Myanmar is facing a "defining moment" and must stop the violence against its ethnic minority Rohingya population, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday. Some 400,000 have fled violence, crimes and horrors that are inhumane...

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his call for Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine state to be granted nationality or at least a legal status that would allow them to lead a normal life.

Guterres repeated his call for "an effective action plan" to address the root causes of the situation, which he said he been left to fester for decades and has now escalated beyond Myanmar's borders, destabilizing the region.

China and India might have commercial, economic and strategic interests in Myanmar besides New Delhi's general apathy and callousness towards Muslims but both Beijing and New Delhi must realise that by supporting Myanmar they would be doing injustice to a hapless community.

Activists say more than 100 villagers, women and children among them, have been killed by security forces.



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