The conservative ASEAN, which includes Myanmar and other countries critical of its handling of the Rohingya crisis like Malaysia, have refused to formally discuss the crisis as a bloc in a strongly critical manner.
Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile in responding to what U.N. officials have called “ethnic cleansing” by the army.
The letter calls for “tangible actions against the Myanmarese government to end the violence, help the Myanmarese people, and make clear that there will be consequences for those who commit such atrocities against civilians.”
In a letter, a group of Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives called for “meaningful steps” against Myanmar’s military.
The UNHCR video shot on Monday shows thousands upon thousands of Rohingya Muslims trudging along a narrow strip of land alongside what appears to a rain-swollen creek in the Palong Khali area in southern Bangladesh.
The boat was carrying around 50 people when it sank, Border Guard Bangladesh informed.
Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said on Thursday that she had created a committee to oversee all international and local assistance in Rakhine.
The latest development comes after the Union Home Ministry in July said illegal immigrants such as Rohingyas pose security challenges as they may be recruited by terror groups
The attacks against Rohingya in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state by security forces and Buddhist mobs were “coordinated and systematic,” with the intent of not only driving the population out of Myanmar but preventing them from returning, a UN report said.
The kind of diversity seen in the US, despite Donald Trump, doesn’t exist in China, where the run-up to Communist Party Congress offers a reminder of how the country works and why it would not care about human rights.
The panel headed by special secretary (internal security) Rina Mitra may also suggest a verification of those living in the FMR zone using Aadhaar to rule out misuse by refugees.
Rohingya refugees: The arrival of more than half a million Rohingya refugees who have fled an army crackdown in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state since August 25 has put an immense strain on already packed camps in Bangladesh.
The one-month ceasefire declared by the Muslim Rohingya insurgents to enable the delivery of aid in violence-racked Rakhine State is about to end.
Up to 15,000 people joined the demonstrations in Bangladesh’s second largest city, police said, organised by hardline Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam to protest against the killings of the Rohingya.
“The Myanmar authorities in northern Rakhine went to the border areas where thousands of Bengalis await to flee and talked to them,” said Myanmar government’s information committee