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Like its predecessor, the Myanmar government has argued that "Rohingya" is an artificial label masking the fact that these people are illegal migrants from Bangladesh. Describing Rohingya as the "single biggest stateless community in the world", the nine-member committee said further radicalisation within both communities is a real risk.

Almost 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state for Muslim-dominated Bangladesh in the 15 days since the latest fighting erupted, according to the United Nations.

Lastly, we are exhausted of listening to lame excuses from our foreign ministers in Parliament of our so-called non-interference policy when ethnic cleansing and thousands are being killed by the Myanmar army. Led by former United Nations Secretary- General Kofi Annan, the commission urged the government of Myanmar to recognize the rights of the Rohingya and warned that not doing so might only increase violence and radicalization in the state.

South Africa's outspoken Archbishop Desmond Tutu yesterday castigated fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi over Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslims and urged her to intervene in the crisis.

The real lesson we should take from the crumbling of the Suu Kyi myth is to consider how and why we turn leaders into symbols in the first place.

Regardless of what one thinks of the insurgency, surely this much is clear: It's unconscionable for a military to respond to attacks by killing civilians and obliterating whole villages. He reminded Suu Kyi of the injustice and sacrifice she had endured out of love for and commitment to her people.

"We have received multiple reports and satellite imagery of security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages, and consistent accounts of extrajudicial killings, including shooting fleeing civilians", Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told the U.N. Human Rights Council, according to Reuters. I pressured the government, I lobbied around the world for her release.

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"While Kashmir is a purely political dispute, the Muslims in Myanmar are facing threat to their survival and are facing the worst crimes against humanity", Rasheed said. The military has started its brutal operation, which has led to more than 2,50,000 people fleeing to the neighbouring country of Bangladesh.

Dean, the other contributor on the panel, said that the Rohingya Muslims are "on the bottom of the barrel", and are "one of the most abused groups of people in the world". "It is like living in a prison".

"The UN and INGOs have not been very welcome in Rakhine and...they are not able to operate and ensure the safety and security of their staff and volunteers", said Joy Singhal of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Before they seek to advise or lecture others on the Rohingya crisis, they should better do a lot of soul-searching to establish if they really had done enough themselves to help the long-suffering persecuted Rohingya.

Aung San Suu Kyi's spokesman, Zaw Htay, on Thursday, posted what he said were "photos of Bengalis setting fire to their houses".

Mr. Khader suggested that the Rohingya should either be rehabilitated in vacant land in nearby countries or Ms. Suu Kyi should follow the democratic principles of her father to accommodate them in Rakhine State itself.


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