Thursday, November 24, 2016

U.N. Official: Myanmar Is Committing Ethnic Cleansing Against The Rohingya

BBC: Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya - UN official

Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC.

Armed forces have been killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing many to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, says John McKissick of the UN refugee agency.

The government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been conducting counter-insurgency operations since coordinated attacks on border guards in October.

It denies reports of atrocities.

A spokesman said the government was "very, very disappointed" by the comments.

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Update #1: Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims displaced, starving amid allegations of human rights abuses by security forces (ABC News Online)
Update #2: Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is failing to stop military violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma (The Independent)

WNU Editor: The Myanmar government is also involved in a war against ethnic rebel groups in the northeastern part of the country .... Myanmar Ethnic Rebels Deny Attempting to Derail Peace Talks (VOA).

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