Bbc Myanmar News today 2016The Bbc Myanmar News today 2016
Burma Rakhine: Crowds fleeing to the Bangladesh frontier
In Myanmar, in Rakhine, thousands of refugees have left after two consecutive violent outbreaks. Muslim members of the Rohingya Muslim minorities ran away to the Bangladesh frontier, but Bangladesh's frontier patrol officers are returning them. Over 100 men, mostly rebels, were murdered.
Rakhine, Myanmar's impoverished area ("Burma"), is home to more than one million Rohingya. You are facing strict constraints in Buddhist Myanmar, where for years there have been strains with the most people. Ten thousand Rohingya have previously escaped to Bangladesh and accused the Myanmar government of racial harassment.
The Pope Francis has called for an end to the persecutions of the Rohingya. They begged us," Bangladesh P.D. said, forcing 70 back to Myanmar on Saturday after trying to go to a shelter for refugees after entering Bangladesh in the Ghumdhum area.
"We were begged not to return them to Myanmar," said one police officer. "They' ve come with poles and canes to take us to the border." Hossain Amir, 61, said to the Reuters newswire near the Ghumdhum village: "Please rescue us. Meanwhile, about 4,000 non-Muslims in Rakhine have been evicted by the military for their own-security.
This is the unfortunate news," said Pope Francis in a statement: "Traurige news of the pursuit of the Rohingya Brotherhood. It is the most significant eruption of force in Rakhine since October 2016, when nine police officers were killed in similar assaults on frontier sentries. Goverment said they were conducted by a previously unidentified Rohingya group.
These raids sparked a battleground raid that resulted in widely held accusations of killing, raping and torturing Rohingya and an expedition from Rohingya to Bangladesh.