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Myanmar faces 'defining moment', must stop the violence

Myanmar faces 'defining moment', must stop the violence

He also called the violence, which has disproportionately affected the country's Rohingya Muslim community, "unacceptable", and said the attacks - which some have deemed ethnic cleansing - "has to stop". We want the lies and accusations of ethnic cleansing and genocide to stop so we're protesting together in front of the United Nations office here in Shibuya, Tokyo. "That must stop", Tillerson said.

"It is a defining moment, in many ways, for this new emerging democracy, although it is a power-sharing arrangement", Tillerson said. We all clearly understand that.

Aung San Suu Kyi's attends a Myanmar parliament meeting on April 8, 2015. "I think many people around the world share that admiration". They need our strong support.

"Violence in Myanmar has created a humanitarian catastrophe".

Earlier on Thursday the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on the "military and security forces in Myanmar to immediately cease the killings, harassment, and rape of the Rohingya people, and the burning of their homes".

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A top U.S. lawmaker defended Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday (Friday in Manila), saying Myanmar's under-fire leader had assured him she is working to get aid to Rohingya Muslims suffering a violent military crackdown.

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UNICEF said on Thursday that about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August 25, some 60 percent of them children.

Britain and the United States have issued their clearest call yet for the Myanmar Government to step in and stop what the United Nations calls an "ethnic cleansing" operation in the country's west. Observers say the violence is being carried out by the Burmese military.

Prior to the current wave of violence, Myanmar's population of Rohingya was estimated to number about 1 million.

The Myanmar authorities have targeted Rohinyga civilians after an insurgent group attacked police and military posts in the northern Rakhine state.

The Rohingya group fighting in Myanmar's western region of denied any links to global terror groups, saying they have no ties to any terrorist groups.


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