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Violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar must stop

Violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar must stop

"I yield to no one in my admiration of what she stood for and the way she fought for democracy", said Johnson, the foreign secretary, on Thursday at a joint press conference with USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson.

One of the dozens of boats carrying Rohingya to the Bangladeshi border town of Teknaf capsized on Thursday and at least two people drowned, police said.

Meanwhile, Zaw Htay, a spokesman for Myanmar's Presidential Office, said the reason people abandoned their homes was because many were told to leave by family members who were involved in terrorist activities.

The number of Rohingya refugees pouring into Bangladesh since August 25 is nearing 400,000, and United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres seems exasperated.

"It is a defining moment, in many ways, for this new emerging democracy, although it is a power-sharing arrangement", Tillerson said. "We should give them our strong support", Tillerson said.

"Violence in Myanmar has created a humanitarian catastrophe".

Every Myanmar citizens of all ethnicities working here in Japan agree with what the government led by Aung San Suu Kyi is doing in Rakhine in order to keep the peace.

NY (U.S.A.) Sept 14 (ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his call for Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine state to be granted nationality or at least a legal status that would allow them to lead a normal life, while also urging the worldwide community to help provide assistance for the almost 380,000 people who have fled into Bangladesh. Observers say the violence is being carried out by the Burmese military.

"Since then I never stopped following Myanmar's progress", she wrote, using another name for Burma. Since the Rohingya are considered to be illegal Bengali immigrants and were denied recognition as a religion by the government of Myanmar, the dominant group, the Rakhine, rejects the label "Rohingya" and have started to persecute the Rohingya.