Myanmar Army again denies abuses against Rohingya

Myanmar Army again denies abuses against Rohingya

Trump did not make public remarks about the intensifying violence enveloping Myamnar's Rakhine state, which has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslim people to flee their homes into Bangladesh. It denied that security forces had torched Rohingya villages or used "excessive force".

"The Burmese military's absurd effort to absolve itself of mass atrocities underscores why an independent global investigation is needed to establish the facts and identify those responsible", said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement.

According to the lengthy report, published on the Facebook page of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, engagements and fights caused the deaths of at least 376 insurgents, whom it described as "Bengali terrorists", and 13 members of the security forces.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under increasing global pressure to act to prevent further tragedies from occurring.

A public health crisis is looming on the horizon, and it is ludicrous to think that Bangladesh should go on bearing the responsibility of keeping Rohingyas safe indefinitely while the UNSC debates on and on about whether it should or should not pass a resolution condemning the actions of the Myanmar government.

Since Aug. 25, an estimated 613,000 Rohingya have crossed from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine into Bangladesh, according to the United Nations.

The military campaign drew criticism from various organisations which denounced the authorities' numerous abuses against civilians, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights described the situation as an "ethnic cleansing".

"It's a major humanitarian crisis".

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Noting that some Rohingya refugees have been trafficked outside Bangladesh, Millman said: "Most of the trafficking is taking place inside the country, which follows the pattern of trafficking globally".

"Exploitation has been reported among Rohingya refugees not only among those who arrived since August 25 this year but also among those who have lived in Bangladesh for years".

The government in mostly Buddhist Burma regards the Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

"This is a major humanitarian crisis which looks like ethnic cleansing", she said in a speech in London.

"There is overwhelming evidence that the military has murdered and raped Rohingya and burned their villages to the ground", the group said.

Suu Kyi's failure to speak out strongly over the plight of the Rohingya has widely damaged the Nobel Peace Prize winner's reputation as a stateswoman.

The U.S.is said to be considering sanctions on Myanmar's regime in response to the alleged crimes, and the State Department withdrew aid to the Burmese military last month.

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