China ambassador blames Rohingya insurgents for Myanmar crisis

A Myanmar police officer stands watch as journalists arrive in Shwe Zar village in the suburb of Maungdaw town northern Rakhine state of Myanmar on Wednesday Sept. 6 2017. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's top security adviser sought to counter the

Modi condemned a series of coordinated attacks by suspected Rohingya militants on Myanmar troops and police on August 25, but did not comment on the subsequent violence against the Rohingya and their mass exodus.

The resolution called upon Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to take immediate steps to stop the atrocities being committed in Myanmar where her party is in power. "She must be held accountable and tried", said party spokesman KM Atiqur Rahman.

The aid groups urgently need $77m (£58m) to help people belonging to the ethnic minority who have fled Myanmar.

According to recent figures, Bangladesh has taken in nearly 300,000 of the displaced Rohingyas.

While Burmese Buddhists in Myanmar also worship the Buddha, they follow a different religious tradition than Tibetans and do not recognize the Dalai Lama as their spiritual leader.

The Rohingyas are reviled in Myanmar, where the roughly one million-strong community is accused of being illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

Malaysia, hundreds of kilometres to the south on the Andaman Sea, is likely to see more boat people from Myanmar in coming weeks and months because of the renewed violence, said Zulkifli Abu Bakar, the director-general of the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency. "Slowly, one after another, villages are being burnt down - I believe that Rohingyas are already wiped out completely from Rathedaung", said one of the sources, Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project, a Rohingya monitoring group.

Myanmar's security forces have been attacking the Rohingya Muslims and torching their villages since October 2016 in a bid to push them out of the western state of Rakhine.

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Newly arrived Rohingya refugees rest by the roadside in Ukhiya after fleeing to Bangladesh from Myanmar.

Speaking to ISNA, Qassemi said that Iranian embassy in Bangladesh has also made contacts with the Dhaka to prepare the ground for sending humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees.

"Even if all we get to eat is a plate of rice, we can burn a red chili and mix it and it will taste nice", says a woman in the Kutupalong refugee camp.

Hatred towards the Rohingya is profound, particularly among Myanmar's Bamar majority, making speaking up for them a potentially politically suicidal move.

While expressing his concern about "extremist violence" in the conflict hit area, he did not say a word on the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya community.

Thailand has also said it was preparing to receive people fleeing the fighting in Myanmar.

Bhushan had appraised the court that approximately 40,000 Rohingya Muslims residing in India were registered with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Reported byBenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.

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