Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for protection of civilians and Bangladesh urging safe zones to enable refugees to go home.But China, which competes for influence in its southern neighbor with the United States, said it backed Myanmar’s efforts to safeguard “development and stability”.The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar says its security forces are fighting Rohingya terrorists behind a surge of violence in Rakhine state that began on Aug. 25, and they are doing all they can to avoid harming civilians.The government says about 400 people have been killed in the fighting, the latest in the western state.
The top U.N. human rights official denounced Myanmar on Monday for conducting a “cruel military operation” against Rohingya, branding it “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.The United States said the violent displacement of the Rohingya showed Myanmar’s security forces were not protecting civilians. Washington has been a staunch supporter of Myanmar’s transition from decades of harsh military rule that is being led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Read more…. cv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v vcv v vv v v v v v v