United Nations official slams 'textbook ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

Myanmar kills 3,000 Rohingya in Rakhine Bangladesh FM

Myanmar kills 3,000 Rohingya in Rakhine Bangladesh FM  11 Sep 2017- 10:44

The organization said the mines "have seriously injured at least three civilians, including two children, and reportedly killed one man in the past week", citing eyewitnesses and analysis by its weapons experts.

Other new arrivals were being sheltered in schools, or were huddling in makeshift settlements with no toilets along roadsides and in open fields. An Associated Press reporter witnessed hundreds streaming through the border at Shah Puri Dwip on Monday.

She has repeatedly denied accusations of human rights abuses against the Rohingya, and in April denied to the BBC that ethnic cleansing was taking place.

"This is a cruel and callous way of adding to the misery of people fleeing a systematic campaign of persecution", Amnesty official Tirana Hassan said in a statement.
Hasina is scheduled to visit Rohingya refugees on Tuesday.

"It is vital that aid agencies working in Cox's Bazar have the resources they need to provide emergency assistance to incredibly vulnerable people who have been forced to flee their homes and have arrived in Bangladesh with nothing", the U.N. Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Robert Watkins said.

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There is widespread hatred of Rohingya among Myanmar's majority Buddhists who regard them as illegal "Bengali" immigrants. Some say they were attacked by Buddhist mobs. He mentioned that the 1992 agreement recognised Rohingyas as "members of Myanmar society".

They also note that this maneuver represents another clear gesture of Washington's "Pivot to Asia" policy aimed at containing China and, in the process, turning a blind eye to blatant human rights violations and worldwide law.

The wave of hungry and traumatised refugees is "showing no signs of stopping", overwhelming agencies in the Cox's Bazar region already helping hundreds of thousands displaced by previous spasms of conflict in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the United Nations said.

Responding to a query, the foreign secretary told newsmen that India and China have also committed to stay beside Bangladesh in this critical juncture.

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas.

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Arsa appears to have significantly grown in the a year ago despite remaining hopelessly outgunned against one of Asia's largest militaries, AFP reported.

He went on to pinpoint Israel's role in the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Rakhine State, stressing that the regime has conspired with Myanmar's government against Rohingya Muslims.

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The Buddha "would definitely give help to those poor Muslims", the Dalai Lama said.

However, Zaw Htay, the spokesman for State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, told CNN the government would not be accepting the offer.

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