“It is a crisis that has lasted over half a century with no end in sight. “It is shameful for Asian countries to ignore the plight of the Rohingya community in their pursuit of their own business interests in Myanmar,” she said. Asian countries should recognise their responsibility to ensure that Myanmar gives full recognition to all communities in the country including the Rohingya population, Aegile said. Beginning in last October after an attack on Myanmar border police outposts, the Myanmar government has been carrying out a massive crackdown on the Rohingya community. The escalation of conflict in Myanmar involving the Rohingya community will result in a greater outflow of refugees into Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and other south East Asian countries, she warned.
Source: Dhaka Tribune January 11, 2017 20:23 UTC