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Burma Rohingya Missile Test to spark world controversy
Up to 400,000 Rohingya, a predominantly non-citizen Moslem majority, have escaped Myanmar since the end of August, when the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) carried out co-ordinated assaults on Burmese policing and army destinations. As a result, there have been widely held allegations of Rohingya's systemic misuse and possible "ethnic cleansing" denied by Myanmar's leadership and militaries.
The same allegations were made when in October 2016 Arspa carried out its first, smaller assaults on what it regards as a form of armed oppression. Prior to October 2016, the UNHCR estimated that 168,500 Rohingya have escaped from Myanmar to Malaysia (112,500), Bangladesh (43,000) and India (13,000) since 2012. A cease-fire has been declared by DRSA for philanthropic purposes until the beginning of October.
Myanmar's administration, which considers the Arcade as "terrorists", has refused. It is unlikely that new multinational penalties will be imposed on Myanmar. Myanmar's domestic safety and economic situation could be adversely affected if racial and religious brutality and mistrust continue to ramp. All Rakhine reform will be subject to political and social controversy and could estrange the army and its people.
Controversies arise when military leader visits Myanmar
KATHMANDU, December 13: Myanmar's Chief of the Armed Forces Min Aung Hlaing's trip to Kathmandu has wooed the controversy as the general is preparing to complete his four-day trip to Nepal on Wednesday. Personnel and former diplomatic officials have both described the trip as "inappropriate" at the request of his Nepalese colleague, as this implicitly represents Nepal's assistance to the supposed horrors of the Myanmar military against the Rohingya people.
Subodh Raj Pyakurel, a defender of humanitarian law, who is also the creator of the Informal Sector Service Center (Insec), said Hlaing's trip was highly "inappropriate" because the Myanmar army's part in the Rohingya conflict had been called into question not only in his own nation but also on an international level. It was a disgrace to the nation," he argument.
Right-wing extremists have associated the disputed trip with Nepal's choice to refrain from abstaining in the Bangladesh-sponsored motion that put Myanmar under scrutiny on the Rohingya question in the Third Committee of the United Nations in November. Concentrating on the subject of respect for fundamental freedoms, the committee rejected by 135 votes in favour and 10 against the text calling on Myanmar to end hostilities that have resulted in the "systematic violations and violations of fundamental rights" of Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine state.
The Nepalese delegation was one of the 26 states that abstained from the vote on the text, which also called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to nominate a UN High Representative for Myanmar. Mr Hlaing had welcomed President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Defence Minister Bhimsen Das Pradhan. It is not surprising that Myanmar Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Ministry, Hlaing, in his Tuesday briefing with President Bhandari, said "special thanks for Nepal's support for Myanmar in the global arena".
High-ranking civil servants lamented that the mission was conducted solely by the Armed Forces, "without what they said, given the possible impact on Nepal's reputation on the world stage. It is the first Burmese head of the armed forces to pay a call to Nepal in 50 years. "It' s a pity to see the head of a country that has provoked so much controversy around the world over its bad track record in terms of respect for mankind, being called to Nepal this year.
That undermines our own credence on the issue of people', said a former Nepalese embassador who asked for anonymously. It happens that the trip comes a few inches before Nepal is preparing to take up its duties in the UN Commission on Fundamental Freedoms on 1 January 2018, after being elected for a two-year mandate as a member of the UN Panel on International Human Right Affairs around the United States.
When asked what happened during the rendezvous with PM Deuba, his External Relations Adviser, Dinesh Bhattarai, said he was unaware of the Myanmar military chief's attendance or a rendezvous with the PM. "I am not sure about the attendance and the events during the premier's meeting," he said.
The Nepalese military said in its declaration on the date of its Sunday entry that General Hlaing was aware of the former rebels' success in integrating into the armed forces, the Nepalese army's contributions to aid and emergency missions during the quake and its part in UN peace-keeping missions in various parts of the earth.
According to the declaration, the two military leaders also debated various questions of common interest.