Myanmar's persecution of its Muslim-majority population

Myanmar's persecution of its Muslim-majority population

Myanmar's persecution of its Muslim-majority population

Several people at Sunday's rally in Edmonton also called on the government to strip Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of her honourary Canadian citizenship.

The UN said Saturday that 409,000 Rohingya have fled violence-wracked Rakhine state since August 25 when attacks by Rohingya rebels on security forces prompted a major crackdown by the Myanmar army.

Many Muslim villagers have remained, not all have fled.Invite members of the global community to visit, says Aung San Suu Kyi.

More than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fled into Bangladesh after Myanmar army launched offensive against suspected Rohingya insurgents killing more than 400 people.

Many had seen their family members killed in massacres across Rakhine where the army and mobs had been accused of crimes described by United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein as "ethnic cleansing".

"Sheikh Hasina will raise the Rohingya issue during her speech at the UN General Assembly".

Suu Kyi initiated her speech by saying that the global community wants the situation to be controlled in a very short span of time.

She condemned all human rights violations and said anyone responsible for the abuses in Rakhine would be brought to justice.

Is this new?: Yes and no. Rohingya families have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since the 1970s, BBC reported.

She invited the diplomats to visit those villages so they could learn, along with the government, "why are they not at each other's throats in these particular areas".

According to the rights group, Myanmar's armed forces had even notified people in some Rohingya villages that they were going to burn their homes to the ground. "We are committed to the restoration of peace and stability and rule of law throughout the state", Suu Kyi said in her address in the capital, Naypyitaw.

But he did quote Suu Kyi's 2012 Nobel lecture, in which she spoke of the value of kindness. Bangladesh doesn't want to face the crisis "for a long time and thinks a political solution should be found". Replying to a question whether Bangladesh had written to the Myanmar government, he said that they had but so far there not been any positive response.

Today, the Centre told the Supreme Court that Rohingya Muslims are "illegal" immigrants in the country and their continuous stay had "serious national security ramifications".

Nearly 40 times that number of Rohingya have been forced to flee in the opposite direction, to neighbouring Bangladesh, where aid agencies are struggling to cope.

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