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The Rohingya crisis: The USA call Myanmar "ethnic cleansing".
Myanmar was also indicted for ethnical purge by UN Head of the United Nations in September, Zeid Raad Al Hussein. Rohingya are a stateless majority that has long been persecuted in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Since the outbreak of the Rakhine outbreak at the end of August, more than 600,000 people have escaped to neighboring Bangladesh.
"This mistreatment by some of Burma's armed and civilian personnel, as well as Burma's own police and civilian militia, has resulted in enormous hardship, forcing tens of millions of men, women in Burma to leave their houses to take sanctuary in Bangladesh," he said. Rex Tillerson therefore added Myanmar's army to the list of directly concerned political groups.
Meanwhile, another top officer said the appointment was designed to increase pressures on Myanmar's agencies to bring back the Rohingya escapees and secure their comeback. The members of the mission said they were concerned about allegations of assaults on Rohingya, which included the raping and murdering of members of the group.
There have also been a number of first-hand accounts by the BBC of the murders, rapes and even slaughter of migrants. At the beginning of this monthly, the Myanmar Armed Forces published the results of an in-house inquiry in which they freed themselves from the guilt of the onslaught. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the discussions should be followed and the last stage would be a long-term settlement to end Rohingya livelihoods.
Peking has strong relations with both Myanmar and Bangladesh and has had to address in the past tens of thousand of refugees who sought refuge in China after escaping from unlawful frontier-zones. The Pope Francis is due to be in Myanmar on 26 November. A Vatican spokesperson said on Wednesday that the Pope will later visit the Bangladesh capitol Dhaka, where he will see Rohingya migrants.
U.S. call on Myanmar to act against Rohingya'ethnic cleansing'.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also threatens to impose specific penalties on those guilty of what he described as "horrible atrocities" in South-East Asia. Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have escaped from Myanmar's Myanmar Muslim population and have taken shelter in neighboring Bangladesh since a August suppression. "After a thorough and thorough examination of the facts available, it is clear that the Rohingya are being ethnically cleansed in the north of Rakhine," Tillerson said in a declaration.
Though a senior UN officer in September described the armed action as a schoolbook case of "ethnic cleansing," Tillerson evaded the concept during a trip to Myanmar, also known as Burma, last weekend. "These mistreatments by some of Burma's armed and civilian personnel, as well as Burma's own police and civilian militia, have inflicted enormous hardship, forcing tens of millions of men, women in Burma to leave their houses to take sanctuary in Bangladesh," he said.
It is claimed by humanitarian groups that Burma's armed services have burnt down Rohingya settlements and forced displaced persons to escape or carry out massive rapes and killings. Myanmar's administration has consistently denied allegations that it targets attackers from the civilian population and says it is engaged in combat with those guilty of insurrection. The Myanmar administration, headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, is the subject of strong global condemnation for its reaction to the crises, although it has no command over the commanding general with whom it must divide it.
The Pope will land in Myanmar on Monday for an almost week-long stay in the area, which includes a journey to Bangladesh.