Britain, France & Australia urge Myanmar to end military violence against Rohingya Muslims

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Britain, France & Australia urge Myanmar to end military violence against Rohingya Muslims

Is this new?: Yes and no. Rohingya families have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since the 1970s, BBC reported.

"We have invited (former UN Secretary General) Dr Kofi Annan to lead a commission that would help us resolve long-standing problems", she said.

A petition has been filed with India's Supreme Court, challenging the government's plan to deport as many as 40,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar.

The exodus of refugees was triggered by the military's response to attacks by Muslim militants in Rakhine state on August 25.

Considering the recent flare-up of the Rohingya crisis, more than four lakh people have signed a petition on Change.org, demanding the Nobel Committee to withdraw the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Suu Kyi. Following the military crackdown, which has been termed as "ethnic cleansing" by the United Nations, almost 40,000 Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh for shelter.

The latest violence erupted in August and has been blamed on the insurgent group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which attacked a number of military and police posts.

"Myanmar feels deeply for suffering of all groups in Rakhine, concerned to hear about Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh".

"There have been allegations and counter-allegations that need to be investigated".

We condemn all human rights violations and all actions that undermine the rule of law, says Suu Kyi. Those who escape the fire have had to flee through a rain of bullets.

But on Tuesday afternoon local time, Aung San Suu Kyi, who holds the title of State Counselor, addressed the nation with her first substantive words on the situation.

But verification will be complicated.

There are acute shortages of almost all forms of aid, with many Rohingya huddling under tarps as their only protection from monsoon rains.

Earlier in the day, the government told the Supreme Court that Rohingya Muslims are "illegal" immigrants in the country and their continued presence has "serious national security ramifications".

Britain and France have called on Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to push for an end to military violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

But she said it was "sad" that foreign diplomats in Myanmar have recently wanted to focus on "so few of our problems".

The army loosened its monopoly on power in 2011 but has retained control of security policy and other key branches of government.

A year ago at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, Myanmar was being lauded for staging elections and shifting peacefully from decades of oppressive military rule. "And its complexities are compounded by the fact that people expect us to overcome all these challenges in as short a time as possible". We will also investigate why so many young Muslims are crossing the border and going to Bangladesh.

"We have information that they already recruited 50 members", he said.

'It's very hard to keep order but we are doing so'.

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