Myanmar army accuses Rohingya Muslims of burning their villages despite international reports

| 12.10,17. 02:10 AM |



Myanmar army accuses Rohingya Muslims of burning their villages despite international reports




Myanmar army chief General Min Aung Hlaing on Thursday accused the Rohingya of burning their homes in Myanmar in order to continue the massive exodus of the Muslim minority towards Bangladesh.

“The investigation shows that the one who set the house on fire is one of the Rohingyas,” General Min Aung Hlaing wrote on his Facebook page, which he uses as an official means of communication.

The fire involved in village, Mei Chung-gai, but the army was accused of setting fire to the villages to prompt the Rohingya to leave.

After a few days of calm, the Rohingya migration to Bangladesh resumed significantly this week, mainly due to food shortages in western Myanmar, where the level of suffering is “inconceivable” according to the United Nations.

More than 500,000 members of the Muslim minority crossed Myanmar’s border to escape a crackdown by the Myanmar army.

This number represents half of this group of about 1 million people who have lived in Myanmar for decades but are victims of “ethnic cleansing”, according to the United Nations.

The Myanmar army surrounds the area. The lack of humanitarian access to hungry IDPs in the western Myanmar region has led to migration to Bangladesh, according to NGOs.

The United Nations considers that the Myanmar army and Buddhist militias are committing ethnic cleansing against this Muslim minority.

Myanmar, which faces fierce criticism, condemns the international community’s stance with Rohingya and is behind Aung San Suu Kyi, who heads the first civilian government in decades.

ana


(Votes: 0)

Other News

Hundreds of settlers storm Al-Aqsa complex for ‘Sukkot’ California wildfires: Ten dead, tens of thousands flee as fires rip through Napa, Orange County Rohingya refugee boat capsizes on way to Bangladesh, 12 dead WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: MENTAL HEALTH MUST BE A PRIORITY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SYRIAN CRISIS Children of Rohingya ..in limbo between death in arakan or by malnutrition Myanmar: Video shows bodies and burning villages as army 'continues campaign' against Rohingya Muslims UN: Rohingya abuses may be crimes against humanity Catalonia to declare independence in days The Government of Myanmar disposes of the bodies of the Rohingya by burying them in secret graves Rohingya Observatory says Myanmar army is accusing the Muslims of killing Hindus Ex-Iraqi President Jalal Talabani dies in Berlin at 84 Rohingya girl: 13 people raped me from the army and then killed my brother and husband At least 58 dead in US city of Las Vegas mass shooting Catalan leader hints declaration of independence Turkey cooperates with the Myanmar Red Cross for relief of the Rohingya Half a million Rohingya refugees reach Bangladesh: UN 'Take Myanmar to UN court for crimes against humanity’ Voting ends in controversial poll in northern Iraq Int'l tribunal finds Myanmar guilty of 'genocide' Uber blocked from operating in London after company deemed not ‘fit and proper’ Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after cutting off power to Puerto Rico Buddhist protesters try to block aid shipment to Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya Aid shipment disturbed by Buddhist mob in Myanmar west UK to suspend its military ties with Myanmar Suu Kyi must act to stop Rohingya crisis: US senator Turkish aid agencies continue to help Rohingya Singapore's first woman president after 47 years 86Years on, Libyans still remember their ‘Desert Lion’ London underground incident: Theresa May raises Britain's terror threat level to critical after attack Myanmar army torches 62 Rohingya villages: Rights group