Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

The government said it would set up camps for internally displaced people in Rakhine but the move could draw opposition from United Nations humanitarian experts.

Witnesses have reported various atrocities in the region - with some refugees saying they saw relatives shot dead - and there have been widespread reports of human rights abuses.

In the past two weeks, the Bangladesh government has twice summoned the Myanmar envoy to express its concern over the escalation of violence. The Supreme Court had sought the stand of the government on a petition challenging the ministry's directions to deport illegal Rohingya immigrants, who are mostly Muslims, back to Myanmar.

Rohingya rebels, whose attack on Myanmar security forces last month triggered savage military reprisals, declared a month-long ceasefire and urged the government to do the same.

Three Rohingya were killed by landmines on Saturday as they tried to cross from Myanmar, a Bangladeshi border guard said, and Amnesty International said there were two landmine incidents on Sunday, including a blast that blew off a man's leg. "The army over there killed them", he said, adding that he heard the news from another nephew who is still alive.

While the university might have produced many people who went on to win Nobel prizes, she is unusual in having one before she has arrived.

"More and more people are coming", said Vivian Tan a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR).

Hundreds of thousands have fled persecution in Myanmar over the decades but a new wave of migration is occurring at record rates since insurgents from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacked police posts on August 25, their second assault since they emerged as a force nearly a year ago. Aung San Suu Kyi maintains there has been "a huge iceberg of misinformation" about the Rohingya crisis and violence in Rakhine following the attacks on security posts.

He complained that Myanmar's Muslims have been "abandoned by most of the world, including a lot of Muslim countries", which have lined up with the Persian Gulf states in their negligence toward the Rohingya minority.

Incidentally, there have been no mentions of the issue in the Government's press release dated September 6, titled "India-Myanmar Joint Statement issued on the occasion of the State Visit of Prime Minister of India to Myanmar (September 5-7, 2017)".

"If they sit idle like this, very soon, very soon, the Rohingya will be another genocide". Ravi Inder Singh, member of the Miri Piri Gurdwara managing committee in Australia, said the community members would participate in future protests also.

Mr Tutu's remarks come after Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever victor of the Nobel Peace Prize, wrote on Twitter that the "world is waiting" for Ms Suu Kyi to act.

All claims of human rights protection are proving false and losing merit because human rights are being violated in broad day light in the world especially in the developing countries of Africa and Asia.

But with Suu Kyi being a Canadian citizen, Ahmed argues Canada has the power, through the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act to investigate what role she may or may not have played in the violence being carried out in Myanmar. He said that the violence against Muslims was nothing short of a disaster.

Myanmar state media blamed local "terrorists" for placing mines in Rakhine State - where Rohingyas are concentrated - although not specifically on the border. "In the second phase, we are planning to distribute 10,000 tons of food, medicine and clothes", he said.

  • Leroy Wright