Rohingya crisis: Myanmar says adhering to law solution to Rakhine State upheaval

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The advocacy group is releasing a new analysis of video, satellite photos, witness accounts and other data that found over 80 sites were torched in northern Rakhine State since an August 25 militant attack on a border post.

Britain's permanent representative to the United Nations said on Monday that the UN Security Council would hold an emergency session on Wednesday on the crisis of the Rohingya Muslims. "That must stop", he said.

The Red Cross therefore does not know how many villages have been destroyed since the violence broke out late last month, she said.

Ahmed Ramadan, spokesman for the pro-Rohingya rally organizers, said Freeland's appearance at the Toronto event shows the government's commitment to helping end the violence, but it still needs to do more.

The Rohingya are fleeing from a Myanmar military offensive in Rakhine that began after a series of guerrilla attacks on August 25 on security posts and an army camp.

Ucanews.com reported the rations were three weeks overdue because of disruption of aid activities following government accusations that aid agencies were supporting insurgents. "There may be many terrorists who were involved", he said.

"We do not want to argue with the false media", Aung Lynn said. While the Rohingya have support on the ground, it remains to be seen whether the South African government will take a stronger stance on this undeniable humanitarian crisis.

"We have a very limited resources".

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Observers have said Beijing was likely to boost its humanitarian assistance to the refugees, but would avoid damaging its political ties with Myanmar, as Chinese companies have invested in several infrastructure projects in the country.

When VOA asked whether he meant that the Rohingya had more resources than his government, he said, "You can make your own judgment".

However, they would need to prove they met citizenship requirements. The attacks prompted a harsh response from the authorities.

The Burmese government has consistently branded the ARSA "extremist Bengali terrorists" and has accused worldwide aid organisations of aiding terrorism.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has also called upon the Myanmar government to allow thousands of Rohingyas to return to their homes. They have always been persecuted in Myanmar as "illegal immigrants". Arakan is the former name for Rakhine State.

The Chinese government backed Global Times in Beijing has come out in defense of Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been widely criticized for failing to stop the ethnic cleansing in her country, and not even speaking up against the bloodshed.

Htay later announced Suu Kyi would give a "state of the union" speech next Tuesday in which she would address the Rohingya crisis fully.

The violence has spurred an exodus among Rohingyas living in Myanmar, a community of about one million people.

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