Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Medical | By Carla Vaughn

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar rebuffs rebel ceasefire

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar rebuffs rebel ceasefire

The group urged the government "to reciprocate this humanitarian pause by ceasing military offensive operations and participating in assisting the victims regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds".

Latest reports put the number of those who have fled to Bangladesh at 313,000.

He also said the government would be registering the new arrivals on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a two-day visit to Myanmar, said that India shares Myanmar's concern about extremist violence in Rakhine state and hoped that all stakeholders together can find a solution in which unity and territorial integrity of the country is maintained.

"Figures are hard to verify because of lack of access to the affected areas", she said. The truce was dismissed by Myanmar authorities, who said they did not negotiate with "terrorists".

At a meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, the 57-member bloc hit out at what it said were "systematic brutal acts" against the Rohingya people. As a result, they're effectively stateless.

A commission led by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan last month said Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for its Rohingya minority if it wants to bring peace to Rakhine State. Indiscriminate firing at local communities and torching of entire villages and other human rights violations were also reported.

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The US Department of State said Saturday it is "very concerned" about the violence unfolding in the region, but stopped short of criticizing the country's government or its de facto leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. They had escaped before it started, the source said, quoting an eyewitness.

The conflict, marked by competing accusations from different ethnic groups, has intensified long-running mistrust between Myanmar's Buddhists and its maligned Muslim minority.

The unrest has brought waves of worldwide criticism of Ms Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize victor, for not speaking out for a minority that has long complained of persecution.

Lawyer and Chief Executive of the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy, Azril Mohd Amin, said Malaysia's effort in sending a humanitarian mission would be more meaningful if the safe zone could be created soon.

Ms Suu Kyi has dismissed the Rohingya crisis as a misinformation campaign.

Students in both countries are protesting the recent violent attacks on the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

They have been raped, tortured and killed. They have been forced into labor and have no rights to their land.

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