Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar rejects temporary ceasefire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar rejects temporary ceasefire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents

He said the world understands that Myanmar needed to respond to the ARSA attacks. There, horrific violence has been taking place against the minority Muslims, according to reports and eyewitnesses. Several police were killed. The Commission's recommendations are intelligent, balanced and practical-and would pave a much better way forward for the Rohingya's future in Myanmar. Its leader Attaullah Abu Ammar Jununi was born in Pakistan and raised in Saudi Arabia. The Rohingyas being Muslim makes them toxic for the right wing in India. In addition to building 30 new security posts in the area since 2016, authorities had been steadily ramping up force presence to conduct frequent "clearance operations" in the Mayu hill tracts between Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships to weed out suspected militant training camps, some of which were uncovered around 21 June.

"Part of the problem is that there is not the kind of strong interest in the White House as there used to be", said Derek Mitchell, who was USA ambassador to Myanmar from 2012 to 2016.

On Monday evening, Myanmar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement saying that the government would "provide humanitarian assistance to all the displaced inhabitants without discrimination". Thousands of Rohingyas have sought to flee the fighting to Bangladesh, with almost 30,000 crossing over.

On April 2015, the government formally rescinded the temporary ID or "white cards", the last form of official government identification for Rohingya, stripping them of voting rights linked to the cards.

In recent days Suu Kyi has faced calls to revoke her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize over her government's violent crackdown on the Rohingya, which the United Nations human rights chief called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing". But violence against them has dramatically worsened since then.

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Local reports and eyewitness accounts indicate that SFs are treating the entire Rohingya population as one insurgent collective, having adopted a scorched-earth policy, including burning of Rohingya settlements, rather than targeted counterinsurgency measures based on specific intelligence. But Islamic State and other Islamic terror groups want to establish a foothold in the region, and that may change.

Why has Aung San Suu Kyi refused to speak up for Rohingya?

The top Buddhist leader wrote to Myanmar's de facto civilian leader, a fellow Nobel peace laureate, shortly after new violence erupted in Rakhine last month.

The group is organizing a series of events throughout the week, in an effort to both collect donations for those in need as well as mount pressure for the Canadian government to intervene and help stop the escalating violence. The minister's avowed threat to do so notwithstanding, any proposal to deport them would not only be legally untenable and morally indefensible but also politically inexpedient.

The Trump administration has reluctantly expressed concerns about the state-sponsored violence against the Rohingya but refused to address calls for global sanctions against Suu Kyi's government.

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Why are neighbouring countries so anxious? For example, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, whereby all groups of persecuted non-Muslim minorities - Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians - from neighbouring countries would be more than welcome to their "natural home", clearly illustrates this bias towards Muslims.

On Sunday, in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, mostly women and child Rohingyas were in the queue for handouts of food and clothes.

Why is Australia concerned about in the situation?

"Attacks on civilians will only further the violence on the ground and prevent any hope for long-term solutions - including the rapid implementation of the Annan Commission's recommendations that will benefit all communities in Rakhine State", it added.

"She's never afraid of facing criticism or confronting problems".

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