More than 10,000 Muslim Rohingya have massed in Myanmar near a crossing point into Bangladesh, Myanmar media said Tuesday, apparently poised to join an exodus across the border due to food shortages and fear of attacks in their mainly Buddhist homeland.
Nearly half a million people have fled violence in Burma in recent weeks, as global furore mounts over authorities’ treatment of Rohingya Muslims. Now for the first time, a Rohingya guerilla leader speaks to FRANCE 24 about taking up arms.
Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani ordered establishment of a working group in cooperation with Foreign Ministry to examine fulfillment of practical measures at the level of both Muslim states and international circles in support of Rohigya Muslims in Myanmar and prevent spread of violence against Muslims.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Islamic governments to exert political and economic pressure on Myanmar’s ‘cruel’ government to make it stop a deadly crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.
Muslim countries in Asia and a Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai led a growing chorus of criticism on Monday aimed at Myanmar and its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the plight of its Rohingya Muslim minority.