Jordan- Myanmar VP 'concerned' about Rohingya exodus

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, Sept. 21 (Petra) -- Myanmar's Vice-President Henry Van Thio says his government is "deeply concerned" about the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine state into Bangladesh, according to BBC.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, he said Myanmar was investigating "a problem of significant magnitude".

But he repeated the government line that the reason for the upheaval was unclear and that the "great majority" of Muslims had stayed behind.

The Rohingya Muslims are persecuted in the predominantly Buddhist country, where many in Rakhine state and parts of Myanmar considered them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

21/9/2017 - 04:37:43 PM


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