Global Outcry Growing Over Violence Against Burma's Rohingya Muslims

International Human Rights Groups Call for independent Inquiry as Reports of Ethnic Cleansing Emerge as Thousands of Rohingya Flee Burma

Turkish FM to travel to DhakaForeign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will visit Bangladesh on September 6 amid the ongoing tragedy of tens of thousands Rohingya Muslims forced to flee the violence in Myanmar.

Late in August, violence broke out in Northwestern Myanmar, wherein the military was accused of conducting massive operations to kill Rohingya Muslims, forcing over 58,000 to flee across the border into Bangladesh. "I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same".

"No non-government organisations came here".

In a speech, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov compared the violence against Rohingya to the Holocaust. The 25-year-old was still looking for a place to stay, four days after fleeing.

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Among new arrivals, about 16,000 are school-age children and more than 5,000 are under the age of five who need vaccine coverage, aid workers said over the weekend. "We urge for calm and restraint", Prime Minister Najib Razak tweeted.

Jakarta police reported a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the embassy early on Sunday morning, causing a small fire on the second floor of the building.

"They (Rohingya) said, where should we go?"

The foreign minister also deliberated over the crisis with former U.N. Secretary General and head of Advisory Commission on Rakhine State Kofi Annan, over a phone call. Pakistan is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya Muslims to alleviate their suffering, he added.

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Also complex is the shift in attitudes to Aung San Suu Kyi, long a lighting-rod for civil rights and the rights of minorities. Protests have also been held and on Monday Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi met Ms Suu Kyi to discuss the crisis.

Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia rallied for the third straight day on Monday as Muslim nations across Asia voiced growing concern over Myanmar's brutal military crackdown against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

Erdogan, who has said that the violence against Rohingya Muslims constitutes genocide, told Suu Kyi on Tuesday that it was a violation of human rights and that the Muslim world was deeply concerned, Turkish presidential sources said.

Expressing deep concern over the Myanmar crises Pakistan foreign ministry said in a statement that Pakistan is anxious about the growing number of death tolls and Rohingya peoples' leaving their homes to escape death in Rakhine state.

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In April, Suu Kyi told the BBC that "ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use for what is happening" in Rakhine State.


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