Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing gave his most extensive account of the Rohingya refugee crisis aimed at an international audience in a meeting with US ambassador Scot Marciel. The military campaign is popular in Myanmar, where there is little sympathy for the Rohingya, and where Buddhist nationalism has surged. Min Aung Hlaing, referring to Rohingya by the term “Bengali”, which they regard as derogatory, said British colonialists were responsible for the problem. Coordinated Rohingya insurgent attacks on some 30 security posts on 25 August sparked a ferocious military response. Min Aung Hlaing did not refer to such accusations, according to the published account, but said the insurgents had killed 90 Hindus and 30 Rohingya linked to the government.
Source: Mint October 12, 2017 06:56 UTC