Indonesian foreign minister, Suu Kyi hold talks on Rohingya crisis

Indonesian foreign minister, Suu Kyi hold talks on Rohingya crisis

It has gradually escalated since 2011, hitting its first peak in 2012 when thousands of Muslim families sought asylum in the special refugee camps on the country's territory, or fled to Bangladesh.

But the persecuted people fleeing to Bangladesh say a campaign of arson and killings by the Myanmar army is aimed at trying to force them out.

Mumbai: Two online petitions on change.org - one demanding the Chair of the Nobel Committee to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of Nobel Peace Prize, and the other urging that the Myanmar leader must be tried in European court of human rights are receiving overwhelming response.

"No non-government organisations came here". More recently, she has described the military's attacks on the Rohingya as essential and legitimate counter-terrorism efforts, and even accused global NGOs of abetting terrorism through their efforts to help the Rohingya. The 25-year-old was still looking for a place to stay, four days after fleeing. "People are desperately in need of shelter, food, clothing".

Jakarta police reported a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the embassy early on Sunday morning, causing a small fire on the second floor of the building.

In Chechnya, thousands of people took part in an official rally at which strongman ruler Ramzan Kadyrov called for the "guilty to be punished".

The foreign minister also deliberated over the crisis with former U.N. Secretary General and head of Advisory Commission on Rakhine State Kofi Annan, over a phone call.

More news: Modi and Xi Meet, Agree Doklam-Like Incident Must Not Recur

Reputation going up in flames: activists burn a poster of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Asif added that Pakistan has always supported oppressed Muslim populations, including those in Indian-occupied Kashmir and the Rohingya Muslims.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to talk about the Rohingya issue too when he visits Naypyitaw today.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has expressed deep anguish at atrocities being committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The Rohingya are a mainly Muslim stateless ethnic minority who according to rights groups have faced decades of persecution in mainly Buddhist Myanmar.

The UN's special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has criticised the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for failing to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority. If such a disaster was happening in a Middle Eastern country except Israel the Security Council would have even held an emergency meeting and even proposed military action against that country and immediately introduced sanctions against it.

Related Articles

  • US Closes Three Russian Diplomatic Sites

    US Closes Three Russian Diplomatic Sites

    People are seen on the rooftop at the Consulate General of Russian Federation in San Francisco , California on September 2, 2017 . After a month of mulling it over, they have chose to close three Russian diplomatic missions in the U.S., a move which the U.S.
    Patriots Trading QB Jacoby Brissett To Colts For WR Phillip Dorsett

    Patriots Trading QB Jacoby Brissett To Colts For WR Phillip Dorsett

    He appeared in three games total and completed 34 of 55 passes for 400 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions for the season. It's hard to see where Dorsett will get any playing time, especially considering he has been disappointing with the Colts.
    How Hurricane Harvey May Impact US Crude Oil Production

    How Hurricane Harvey May Impact US Crude Oil Production

    Over the last ten weeks, according to the API, crude oil inventories in the United States have shed more than 46 million barrels. The No. 2 US refinery, ExxonMobil's Baytown, Texas facility, is also offline and has suffered some roof damage.
  • North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever test

    North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever test

    Security Council on August 30, held one day after North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong Un fired a rocket over Japan. The U.N. security council has denounced Pyongyang's latest tests and called for an end to its missile program.
    Maria Sharapova knocked out of US Open

    Maria Sharapova knocked out of US Open

    Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam tournament in 19 months ended with defeat by Anastasija Sevastova in the US Open fourth round. He also delivered a massive whack by suggesting Serena's pregnancy was the luckiest thing to happen to Sharapova in years.
    Schwartzman Eliminates Former Champ Cilic in Flushing

    Schwartzman Eliminates Former Champ Cilic in Flushing

    Open spotlight returns to the lower half of the bracket on Friday as competitors attempt to book a place in the fourth round. Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot from Caroline Garcia, of France, during the third round of the U.S.
  • Standings, bubble drivers entering final regular-season race — NASCAR playoffs

    Standings, bubble drivers entering final regular-season race — NASCAR playoffs

    Whether it's good history or bad history will depend on if NASCAR's best can rise to the top or if they wind up on the bottom. However, Hamlin's dominance for much of the race almost went for naught as a result of the aforementioned pit road mistake.
    Wayne Rooney speaks about the flawless  signing for Manchester United

    Wayne Rooney speaks about the flawless signing for Manchester United

    Wayne Rooney has described Romelu Lukaku as "the flawless player" for Manchester United , based on their current tactical setup. The big Belgian has scored three times for the Red Devils in United's first three Premier League contests.
    Trump administration wants to tie Harvey relief money to debt ceiling

    Trump administration wants to tie Harvey relief money to debt ceiling

    Mnuchin says he's not confident that Texas would quickly get the aid it needs without raising the debt limit. Mnuchin said the USA would work with China, but "people need to cut off North Korea economically".
  • Walter Becker, co-creator of Steely Dan, dead at 67

    Walter Becker, co-creator of Steely Dan, dead at 67

    Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Fagen described his bandmate on Sunday as "cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically amusing ".
    Trump could ask Congress for billions in hurricane relief next week

    Trump could ask Congress for billions in hurricane relief next week

    Well, five years is a long time, but not too long to go back and check on the internets. Ted Cruz over his and others' opposition to a Hurricane Sandy relief bill in 2012 .
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry taps emergency oil reserve in wake of Harvey

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry taps emergency oil reserve in wake of Harvey

    Data next week will provide a better indication of the extent of the damage to the USA energy sector from Tropical Storm Harvey. If it drops below $40, producers may not be able to make a profit, and drilling new wells would likely taper off, she said.