Indonesian FM raises Rohingya issue with Myanmar

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The treatment of approximately 1.1 million Muslim Rohingya in mainly Buddhist Myanmar has emerged as the biggest challenge for national leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The agency says thousands of people who fled, fearing reprisals by the Myanmar military, reportedly are stuck along the Myanmar side of the border. He would visit the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, from November 30 to December 2.

"Recognizing that Bangladesh has hosted generously refugees from Myanmar for decades, the secretary-general appeals for the authorities to continue to allow the Rohingya fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh", Dujarri said.

Erdogan takes a sharp interest in the fate of Muslim communities across the world and notably sees himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause.

Bangladesh on Monday proposed joint military operations with Myanmar against Rohingya militants fighting in Rakhine state, hoping to stem the flow of refugees.

Jeddah, Aug.29 (BNA): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the renewed outbreak of violence affecting the Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine State, Myanmar, which has led to thousands to flee their homes to neighboring Bangladesh. "Shuffling all the blame on insurgents doesn't spare the Burmese government from its global obligations to stop abuses and investigate alleged violations".

Activist groups have accused the Burmese army of burning down villages and shooting Rohingya Muslim civilians as part of a crackdown on insurgents in Rakhine state.

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But in October ARSA, a small and previously unknown militant group, staged a series of well coordinated and deadly attacks on security forces.

Mapim vice-president Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman said UN Security Council should deploy troops to Myanmar and put pressure on its government to stop the killing of Rohingya people.

"We have already said that the Rohingya do not exist in Myanmar", he said.

Noting the complexity of the situation in Rakhine State, Indonesia said that cooperation across all stakeholders will be key to preserve peace, security, stability and inclusive development in the area.

Some 4,000 more, however, are stranded in the no man's land between the two countries near Taung Bro village, where temporary shelters stretched for several hundred metres on a narrow strip between the Naf river and Myanmar's border fence.

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