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Myanmar Buddhists seek tougher action against Rohingya

Myanmar Buddhists seek tougher action against Rohingya

The Buddhist nationalists rallied in Myanmar on Wednesday, the crowd of seven hundred protesters and monks urge the government stronger action against insurgents from the Muslim Rohingya minority for attacks on police last week.

The chaotic violence in Rakhine state (western Myanmar) was caused the attacks of the Muslim minority. Last week, the terrorist act’s death toll raised up to 100 dead and villages torched.

Sanjukta Sahany, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on the border with Myanmar, said the Rohingya crisis was not just an issue between Myanmar and Bangladesh but of international concern.

At least 18,000 Rohingya have fled the violence and crossed into Bangladesh in less than a week, with hundreds stranded in a no man’s land at the countries’ border, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday.

UN’s reaction to Myanma’s problem

UN’s special advisor on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar had to provide answers in April 2014, April 2015, August 2015 and February 2016 as well as once more in November 2016 at the request of the USA.

The Muslim population in Rakhine starting out as a British colony was 30,000. The historians say their numbers increased to over 200,000 at 1930 due to the UK government importing more workers from nearby regions such as the western border region of Sittagaung.